Ani is a glamorous adult with a dream job, wonderful fianc and a rags-to-riches upbringing that should make anyone green with envy. Right? Wrong. What I like about this book is the underlying fragility of the main character and how she had to come to terms with her own flaws and trashy childhood before she could move on from a tragedy she'd been suppressing since she was a teenager. Everything changes when she is sent back to the scene of the crime, the posh prep school she was accepted into as a teenager. I wouldn't call Ani a heroine, or really an anti-heroine, but a deeply flawed human being trying to come out of the other side alive, which makes this a refreshing take on the mystery/suspense genre.
Grooming herself for an ideal life involving a successful career and a happy marriage, a rising young journalist confronts a violent episode from her past that threatens to unravel everything she has worked to achieve. A first novel.