Test your reality.
Now that Martha is a recovering schizophrenic, she uses those words to know what is true and what is not. Hearing voices is nothing new to Martha, it is listening and testing reality that is what is challenging for her. She has been given an internship with Lydia a long life resident of Amberleen, Georgia who is desperate to stop a push of development that would destroy Shell Heap Island that is rich with history and culture. Martha in her research has been hearing voices. Or they voices from the past or the voices that brought her to be institutionalized? Martha finds herself in a maze when Lydia ends up murdered and she becomes the number one suspect. The maze is complicated with whom she can trust and what is real.
A couple of downers for me – one being the flow of the plot. It seemed to hit and miss. It was readable but not at the edge of your seat. The next being the billing for this read if you are a fan of Gillian Flynn which I have read and I don’t see the connection. (view spoiler)
The strength of this is the history of Amberleen and the research on schizophrenic tendencies. I appreciated how Martha protected herself from her mind and used her mind to protect herself. It was very interesting and intriguing.
A Special Thank You to Random House Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review