I received this book to give an honest review.
As this is book three in the stranger series I believe you can read this book as a stand alone, I didn't feel lost while reading this book at all. Allie is a single mother of a cute little boy named Sammy, and lives with her mother (her adoptive mother) Bitty. Bitty takes in foster children every now and then it seems.
The story starts off really good and pulls you in with the twins.
We learn a little bit of what Zoe and Carrie go through as their parents have been murdered and it breaks your heart. So when they come to Bitty and Allie's home in the middle of the night Allie keeps her distance as she still has a lot of her things to deal with and knows not to get too close. The murders remind her of her past and the girls remind her of how she was growing up.
As we slowly get to know the girls as days go by we start slowly seeing how Zoe actually is and it has you worrying about her mental state. She just really wants to be loved but at what lengths will she go to get it? As the story progresses we do learn about what happened that horrific night and all I could say when I found out was 'what did I just read' it was one of those twist that I didn't even think about.
Allie learns that she is actually stronger than she seems and that she will not ever be like her mother.
I honestly love how the author can give you twists and turns and make you really enjoy the characters. The way she can pull you enjoy the story and you can't put it down is amazing. I hope she continues with this stranger series as I am liking how Allie is becoming stronger within each book.
One of my favorite quotes in the book “As Bitty always said, not forgiving was like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. She forgave, but she would never forget.”