One Moment Review
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.
Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can't she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?
As Maggie's memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?
This book brought out the ugly cry. And don’t pretend like you don’t know what I mean. I know you do. This book was heartbreak after heartbreak until the very end. I didn’t expect to see any development in the characters since this is a standalone novel, but surprisingly I did see complexity and development in most of the characters.
I loved loved loved the ending of this book! I was sitting on pins and needles waiting to see how this ended- that’s how unpredictable this book was. As the story progressed and Maggie gained more knowledge about Joey’s secrets and regained her memories, I just wanted to jump into the book and give her a big hug. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good psychological thriller.
*I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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