Synopsis from Goodreads:
Diagnosed with XP, a rare medical condition which makes him lethally sensitive to light, Tyler is a thirteen-year-old who desperately wants just one thing: to be normal. His mother Eve also wants just one thing: to protect her son. As Tyler begins roaming their cul-de-sac at night, cloaked in the safety of the darkness, he peers into the lives of the other families on the street-looking in on the things they most want hidden. Then, the young daughter of a neighbor suddenly vanishes, and Tyler may be the only one who can make sense of her disappearance…but what will happen when everyone’s secrets are exposed to the light?
(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)
Wow. Just wow. This is an amazing book with such complex characters and storylines. I loved it from page 1 and truly savored all 400 pages. It kept me guessing throughout the book as more twists were introduced. As a bonus, I loved learning about XP and found myself googling it to learn more about this rare condition on more than 1 occasion while reading. I had never heard of this author before reading this novel and I am definitely looking forward to reading more of her work! I loved her writing style, especially her gift of articulating thoughts compared to what was said aloud. I do wish each neighbor’s story was a bit more developed, I found that I was confused at times trying to remember who all of the neighbors were as well as their individual stories. I also will say that Amy was an 11 year old girl…but yet the descriptions of her throughout the book made her seem much younger. Did anyone else feel this way? I loved the overall theme that I took away from this complex story: How far will you go to protect those you love?
Best book I’ve read so far in 2018.