Blurb from Goodreads
"Autumn had been born six weeks before her due date. Maybe she wasn't complete. Perhaps God was about to give her a heart and a conscience, but she came out before she was whole."
Something is wrong with Autumn. Unfortunately, she has a way of getting her friends to do anything. Lying and manipulating are her special skills. Fifteen-year-old Cicely Scott and her friends find themselves tangled in Autumn's web unable to free themselves as bodies pile up around them. Cicely is at her breaking point and must find a way to release herself from Autumn's clutches. The only problem with that: Autumn won't let her go easily. Then there's poor Emma, the pretty girl dating Autumn's crush who mysteriously turns up missing . . .
This was an amazing read! So many twists and turns, and the writing kept you on the edge of your seat. You never knew just what Autumn was going to do next. The characters were well drawn, and the plot was so intricate that just when you thought you knew what was going to happen - BAM - it would veer off in a totally different direction.
It was obvious that the author had done her homework about sociopaths. Autumn felt like a real life one. The things that were written were scary and accurate for a sociopath. It was almost too scary that things that Tiffany Nicole Smith dreamed up. I don't want to give one single thing away because that is the beauty of this book, but Autumn really is crazy, manipulative and domineering. I felt really bad for Cicily. I just wanted her to open up to someone - anyone really. The mom had blinders on, but I guess that is realistic as well. No mom wants to acknowledge that they have birthed a monster.
Things are not neatly wrapped up in this book. I want the second one this minute, but I am afraid that I will have to wait a while. It's not even on Goodreads yet. The second one promises to be just as enjoyable. (I got a sneak peek at the first chapter). So many threads left unanswered - aargh.
Everything was top notch in this novel. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves a good, psychological thriller.
This was a clean read - no sex and no language. There is some animal cruelty that is sadistic in nature.