Author: Megan Miranda
Date Published: April 11, 2023
A group of survivors of a horrific van crash meet up every year on the anniversary of the event. This will be the tenth year, and what they did out there in the dark and rain all those years ago is finally catching up to them.
Told in alternating chapters between then and now, the story has a visceral feeling brought on by Megan Miranda’s atmospheric setting of a lumbering shore house, The Shallows, set back from the dunes and the ocean in its seemingly private location. But there are things out of place – a sighting on the beach, a found object, things that show up in the house….
The book climbs like the switchbacks that led to the accident, and we learn more about each person’s role in the accident’s aftermath, until it all comes to a crescendo.
Background photo courtesy of Jake Johnson on Unsplash.
Thanks to NetGalley and Scribner for this well told tale by Megan Miranda.