Book Review – The Outliers (1) by Kimberley McCreight…

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn t matter. Cassie s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.
This time it s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.
But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?
I was given an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Oh dear. I’m so so sorry. I desperately wanted to like this book but it’s story lumbered and jerked its way to an unsettled conclusion. I know this is the first book, but I honestly can’t see me perusing the series.
I am profoundly grateful to Netgalley and HarperCollinsUK for my copy.

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