Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby. But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood. With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about. (Description from GoodReads)
I got this book as an ARC from LibraryThing, and didn’t remember reading anything about a supernatural aspect to the book in the description - so for a lot of the book, I struggled to figure out whether or not there was something supernatural going on, or if the descriptions were just very mystical and spine-tingling. Once I realized there was something spooky going on, the book completely shifted focus - it was almost as if the author planned for the somewhat confusing & thoroughly creepy novel to suddenly become even MORE creepy as the reader realizes that wait, that nagging suspicion you had from the beginning but wrote off as crazy is actually what’s going on. The book reminded me completely of the movie Silence Becomes You - it’s absolutely beautiful, confusing yet easy to understand, and intensely creepy. I recommend this book highly.