By: Lauren Nossett
Thank you to NetGalley and Flatiron Books for the ARC of this book!
One November morning, a fraternity brother who attended the University of Georgia steps into a crosswalk and is struck dead by an oncoming car. Detective Kaplan is immediately on the scene as she was at the University visiting her mother, a professor. She begins to interview witnesses and all of them say the same thing – the driver looked like the victim, and he was smiling as he hit the victim. Detective Kaplan and her partner begin their investigation and it isn’t long before secrets get revealed and Detective Kaplan blurs the line between her police work and the secret of her past.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would! It was fast paced and very engaging. What a great debut novel. The author did a great job of not revealing too much too soon so that the reader is kept guessing until the end as to who was behind the hit and run, and why. There was a lot of background regarding the hazing that does occur in fraternities, and maybe a little too much of it. However, I personally didn’t feel as though this made the story drag on.
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