Abby was uprooted from the booming city of New York to Lewisburg, Indiana for a teaching position. By all accounts, Lewisburg is a sleepy college town where everything is in walking distance. Hoping for a new start and to leave behind a tragedy, Abby moves alone expecting for a quite solitude two years as a professor. No place to live and no car immediately throws Abby into a quarry on places to go. After one night at the sleazy hotel, Abby is offered an apartment, which has been converted from a two-story home. The apartment appears to be tranquil, and Abby immediately signs the lease.
The following day Abby witnesses a crime and is completely shaken and ready to run back to Manhattan. The plot thickens but centers primarily on the crime. There are several bumps along the way stemming from a lovesick student. Abby is constantly looking over her shoulder expecting the worst.
I found myself rooting for Abby but not so much the other characters. I liked the university background especially since I am a university instructor and can relate. However, the student’s involvement in the plot appeared to be rushed and slightly far-fetched. The book started off well but ended in a crawl to the finish, which abruptly ended with a twisted ending.
Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer Publishing for suppling me this book for an honest review.