Another fantastic installment in the Shadowlands series by Kate Brian. Here is Amazon’s description for “Hereafter”.

Rory Miller thought her life was over when a serial killer set his sights on her and forced her into witness protection. But a fresh start on Juniper Landing Island was exactly what she and her family needed. For the first time in years she and her sister hang out at the beach, gossip about boys, and party together. She”s also made friends with a local clique—including a magnetic and mysterious boy named Tristan. But Rory”s world is about to change again. Picturesque Juniper Landing isn”t what it seems. The truth about the swirling fog that rolls in each morning, the bridge that leads to nowhere, and those beautiful locals who seem to watch Rory”s every move is more terrifying than being hunted by Steven Nell. And all Rory ever wanted was the truth. Even if it means learning that she can never go home again. From the best-selling author of the Private and Privilege series comes the second novel in a heart-stopping trilogy about a girl who must pick up the pieces after the only life she”s ever known ends.

As this book started, I wasn’t sure how I felt while reading. I got over the shock that everyone on the island was dead, and it ended up making sense to me. However, Tristan made me want to punch him. He leads Rory on and then when she kisses him, he acts shocked. And then a day or two later, he’s decided that he loves her and wants to be with her. That was my first inkling that he had an ulterior motive.

It was very simple to figure out that Tristan was responsible for the wrong things happening on Juniper Landing which disappointed me. After being shocked at the ending of Shadowlands, I was hoping for more out of this book.

This book was a quick and simple read that still left the reader in suspense and wanting more. I love watching Rory grow and not being willing to accept the status quo.


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