Thank you to Netgalley and Dutton Books for the advanced reader copy. This was my first book by Amy Engel and I’m officially a new fan. The book opens with the gruesome murder of young Izzie and Junie. Eve, Junie’s mother is determined to find out who killed her daughter and enact revenge. As she goes on this quest, secrets and past traumas are revealed. This is a dark and atmospheric read. I could truly place myself in the hopelessness of Barren Springs and feel Eve’s despair at losing her daughter and her struggle to reconcile her ideals with the person she’s become. Engel does a wonderful job at demonstrating family dysfunction through generations and really makes you feel the grief and trauma it creates. I recommend this book for readers who love an atmospheric and character-driven mystery. You won’t be disappointed !