Annie Ward, a Kansas author, creates a suspenseful and twisty tale that travels the globe. The plot is well paced and keeps you guessing. The back-and-forth in time is very well done. The flashback scenes to Maddie's time in Bulgaria are stronger than the current day therapy sessions because there is so much depth to the characters. Reading about Macedonia, Cyprus, and Bulgaria in the early 2000s creates a unique setting. Flashing forward to current day life in the fictional town of Meadowlark, Kansas shows how far Maddie has come from her adventurous days of her youth. Maddie and Ian's strained marriage, courtship, and early days will leave you wondering who to root for. I won't give too much away because you will not see the ending coming. I'm impressed by this calculating killer and can't wait to read more from Ward.

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