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This book was one that I had been looking forward to since the cover art was revealed. While the plot seems vaguely familiar (a death followed by the grieving process),
the story turned out to be anything but.
The protagonist, Maggie, is dealing with two horrific incidents at the same time; her boyfriend Joey has died, and she cannot recall a single moment of his last minutes despite being the only witness to them. Throw in a police investigation into Joey's death, a secretive best friend and her own overwhelming guilt over not being able to remember significant details, and the stage is set for a great book.
We as readers have the opportunity to glimpse inside Maggie's mind, as she not only recalls the events of that terrible day, but learns things about the boy she thought she knew, but may as well have been a complete stranger.
I haven't read anything else by Kristina McBride, but I sure am going to after reading this one.