After years of living in an underground silo and enforcing the rules on a community dwelling in fear, Sheriff Holston asks what no one dares: he asks to go outside. This awesome tale of dystopia and rebellion boasts an excellent cast of characters, thrilling writing, and twist after twist that will keep you turning the pages.
I was swallowed up by this atmospheric, gradual tragedy of a mystery. The writing dances between suggestive and precise, dropping the reader right into a sticky summer day in Florida or into a thrumming evening jazz concert in the quartet's high school halcyon days. I was both dreading and relishing seeing the past catch up with Gavin and his friends, and watching the consequences of their choices play out against each other.