Book: The Only Survivors
Author: Megan Miranda
This is my 79th read for the year
This is the story of Cassidy Bent. She and 8 other of her fellow students survived a tragic accident and for the last decade, those who are left get together at a place called The Shallows once a year. Cassidy decided this is the year she is not going to go. She blocks the numbers of the group in emails and texts and decides she is done. But one night she gets a text that one of the group has died, and decides he needs to be with the others. To find out what they know. Something seems off from the moment she arrives at The Shallows, and soon suspicions arise that one among them has broken the promise to keep secrets that are 10 years deep. As Cassidy works closer and closer to the truth she discovers that someone in their group isn't telling the whole truth.
This book wasn't great. It wasn't a long book, but it still was overly wordy, and all over the place. She hates them, she loves them. She can't stand to be with them one more minute, but then she can't imagine being apart from them. The story was pretty conveluded that if I had not bought this book (even though it was from a used book store) I would have not finished it. The main character is really whiny and easy to dislike. The idea of this story drew me in when I read what it was about, but the overall execution fell short.