Clare is running away but she turns up at a town with a very suspicious people! Asking about the missing girl Shayna is not going to endear her to the local population who looks at anyone who is an outsider askance. Shayna seems to have been an interesting personality and meant different things to different people. Many of the persons around want to let the story of Shayna die down and no one wants to resurrect this one. Questioning people is not something that makes anyone happy in this small town.
The story of Clare who gets involved in a missing girl case, trying to find out details of where and how the girl went missing and the possibility that she is still alive takes surprising twists and turns. Especially since no one wants to talk about it and the few who do say widely contrary stories.
Set in a mining town now on the decline, the story is descriptive and the barrenness of the town and the wariness and contradictory nature of many of its inhabitants, seeps into the hopelessness of the search for Shayna. It adds much interest to the basic story.
Sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Touchstone, for an unbiased review.