Ten years of pain. Ten years of torture. I’m finally free. But I’m not Summer Brooks anymore. That girl died as soon as the devil himself put his hands on me. Now I live amongst the villains. They follow me like a plague. And I have a darkness inside of me that I can’t seem to escape. I lost everything, and I don’t know how to keep breathing in a city that has no stars.
But even though my appearance has changed, deep down I know that a shadow of the girl I once was still remains. I don’t want to give up on my past. I just need something to hold onto. Anything. And the only one that could possibly understand is someone who knows what it’s like to hide in the shadows. Someone else who knows what it’s like to live behind a mask.
The only thing I know for sure is that someone in this city is watching me. And I just hope to God it isn’t my past catching up to me.
Wow! I had absolutely no idea how this story would proceed and it's not often I can say that. I note that Ms Smoak is a new to me author and is someone who tends to write new adult romance. Certainly the characters here are college age but as for romance, I think I need a little more information still as this is not a standalone story. Actually, as I think about it, although I hope for resolution in the next book, I would not be surprised if it turns into a trilogy. Yes, it has a cliffhanger ending but it's the myriad of characters surrounding Sadie that help to confuse the reader. One thing I'm sure of is that Sadie isn't hiding anymore!
As I write this review this is currently free as an e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.