Emery is looking for the man she thinks abducted or killed her cousin many years ago. She finds Wren’s name in her uncle’s files on the case and thinks he’s connected. Turns out, he was just someone that the man thought might help.
Wren becomes quickly intrigued with Emery and the case, and agrees to help her. Despite their differences, they realise they make a good team.
I enjoyed this. I love awkward heroes and while I didn’t quite buy that such a successful manipulator of people could be so clueless, I was willing to go along with it.
My only real complaint about the book is that I got quite frustrated by the circular conversations. Their conflict was almost entirely due to the fact that they couldn’t communicate – particularly in the beginning. So, one of them would say something (fairly obvious to the reader) and the other character would demand an explanation, which they may or may not end up getting. It got better towards the end because Emery began to understand Wren. But I don’t think he ever really learned to understand her.
Other than that, the book was fine. I thought the villain was a bit too obvious, but maybe that was just me.