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CHARACTERS ↠ The Return Õ A group of friends reunite after one of them has returned from a mysterious two year disappearance in this edgy and haunting debutJulie is missing and the missing don’t often return But Elise knows Julie better than anyone and she feels in her bones that her best friend is out there and that one day she’ll come back She’s rA group of friends reunite after one of them has returned from a mysterious two year disappearance in this edgy and haunting debutJulie is missing and the missing don’t often return But Elise knows Julie better than anyone and she feels in her bones that her best friend is out. Just a little bit of fun here's the link to an interview I did with Goodreads all about the IT book of the summer I have read my way through 315 books to bring you my Top 10 Books of the Year videoNow you know that this one made the cut check out my video review to see the others Ps This one is technically going to be published next year but it was so good I let it slide It was dread It moved under my skin like a sickness Julie Elise Molly and Mae best friends since college did everything together But then they graduated and spread across the country And they began drifting That is until Julie disappeared and a rift formed between the remaining three Their lives were so different and with Julie gonenothing was the same You can't erase your past when there are pieces of it scattered inside other people Of the three Elise was the only one who didn't think Julie was truly goneand it turns out she was right Two years to the day she went missing Tristian found her sitting on the porch swing Julie is back and other than a little malnutrition and memory loss that's a cause for celebrationThe three girls are now four again and they decide reunite in a luxurious hotel but right away Molly Mae and especially Elise notice that things seem offJulie is still Julieexcept when she's not A symptom of being captive for two years Or is there something else happeningThe hotel is beyond gorgeous but there's just something about it that makes Elise uneasy No matter how hard she tries to uell it There is nothing in the wallsThere is nothing in the bathroomThere is nothing under my bed But what ifthis isn't just something in her head What if it's been real all along Holy Fck It was good I couldn't sleep because I NEEDED to know what happened nextand then I couldn't sleep because I KNEW what happenedI couldn't handle it In short I don't think I will ever sleep again On the plus side that WILL give me lots of time to read Rachel Harrison's next book which if it is even HALF as good as this one will surely knock my socks offI absolutely loved how Harrison layered all those spooky elements and how I couldn't tell fact from fiction Is there really something wrong with the hotel With Julie Or is Elise just freaking herself outI also loved the characters they were so diverse and well fleshed out I really feel like I could have a conversation with any of themAnd I know I keep circling back to this the plot was brilliant Absolutely brilliant I cannot remember the last time I felt my heart actually race as I read a bookAhhh What am I going to do with my life now that this one is overReuested an ARC of this one thanks to Tucker the Reader's review With thanks to Berkley Publishing and the author for sending a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewAll uotes are from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publicationYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat mirandareads


Inn But the second Elise sees Julie she knows something is wrong she’s emaciated with sallow skin and odd appetites And as the weekend unfurls it becomes impossible to deny that the Julie who vanished two years ago is not the same Julie who came back But then who or what is sh. I’ve had my eye on this one for some time I was fortunate to get my early copy and couldn’t wait to dive in Early on I realized this is than just your run of the mill thriller maybe along the lines of a horror And if you’ve read any of my previous reviews you know I’m one big scaredy cat What to dowhat to do💁🏻‍♀️ Call it uits early avoiding any potential scaredy cat trauma Or buck up and jump in with both feet Because I coveted this book for so long the choice was simple I kept going Certainly plenty of parts that were super creepy but I wouldn’t say they scared me Can I open my eyes nowA group of close friends who’ve known each other for years As time has passed they’re now spread far and wide across the country but they’ve committed to doing their best to stay connected So what happens when one member of the group vanishes Then two years later she comes waltzing back into their lives Claiming to have no memory of the time she disappeared It’s at this point where it definitely takes on a major creep factor You will need to suspend a great deal of believability for this to work But if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary with a chilling uality this is the book for youA buddy read with SusanneThank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Edelweiss for an ARC to read and review

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The ReturnThere and that one day she’ll come back She’s right Two years to the day that Julie went missing she reappears with no memory of where she’s been or what happened to her Along with Molly and Mae their two close friends from college the women decide to reunite at a remote. This was uh interesting Julie Elise Mae and Molly have been lifelong best friends Then one day they are told that Julie has gone missing while out on a hike in the Maine mountains Mae and Molly succumb to their grief but Elise is sure that Julie isn't dead She knows that Julie likes the attention too much so she holds out hope for her return Two years later and Julie does return with no memory of what happened over the last two years The four women decide that a weekend away will be the best way for them all to reunite Mae knows of a uirky inn in the Catskills that will be the perfect place Once they arrive at the mysterious inn they realize that this will be a strange weekend indeed with the obnoxiously themed decorated rooms and the less than friendly help Once Julie arrives late as usual they realize again that the inn is the least of their problems because something about Julie isn't uite right Something is different Julie has changed I had a couple issues folks Surprise surprise First of all a good chunk of this book is really just these four ladies chatting with one another Like that is it Actually it's mostly just three of them talking behind Julies back trying to figure out what's off about her These women bored me to tears and if I had to hear I'm sorry or I love you I'm heartless uttered out of any of the characters mouths again I was going to chuck my kindle I wish I had taken note of each time I'm sorry or I love you was said during this book Hundreds of times I'd guess this may be a slight exaggeration but only very slight I couldn't understand the motivations of any of these people None of it made sense For women that claim to love each other so much they sure do tip toe around any issues with one another Next up for me to complain about was the Inn itself So much was built up around the strangeness of the Inn for no apparent reason whatsoever that I can figure out because it plays no actual part in the plot I kept thinking that maybe something supernatural was going on or that the staff was in on whatever was going on Something Anything But no It's just a regular old Inn with really tacky taste and I found this to be a cheap trick by the author What's the reason for building this up only to go NOWHERE with it Such a huge letdown That cover is perfection but sadly the story between the pages could have been so much better 2 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley for providing me a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review