Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning. @goodreads
When they found me alive
the reporters called it
Julia and Liv go into the woods for a jog one evening. But it didn't turn out as they had planned.
They get attacked by a man, he has Liv penned and Julia takes it upon herself to try to help her friend. She gets hurt in the process and her friend runs away....
Not everything is as it seems in this book. I thought the mystery was very good, I couldn't put the book down until I knew what really happened.
Julia was finally found when she got away from her capture (Donald Jessup). She was found and helped by a lonely biker. And now she suffers from PTSD and starts to remember things slowly, just out of the blue.
A fallen tree, like the husk of a giant dead insect. I press my body inside. Rot snags my hair and scrapes my back. I tell myself I itch not from beetles or millipedes or pill bugs or any other insect that lives in this log, and there are worse things. Hours pass as I listen for a twig snap or the suction sound of boots in the mud. Black turns to purple. It is time to run.
There is so much to this story! Julia is going to therapy of course and trying to get on with her life. Liv is acting very strange. There is really something wrong with her, but I can't tell you what it is.
Julia befriends a reporter, Paula, who helps her find some things out. It's almost like they blackmail each other, but Paula is really nice and helps out a lot.
Julia also starts to like a sweet boy named Kellan. Well he's sweet to Julia, but he was a bit of a player before hand. And they do have a connection.
Liv is with some douche that is a really bad dude. I didn't like her for a lot of the book and I'm still not sure I like her. I understand "some" things when I found out, but it was just too much.
Then they find another girl's body in the woods and of course this freaks Julia out, she has to know if they are connected and I wish someone would get with me and tell me about that part because I have missed something. It's like there was nothing ever said about her, so I don't know.
Overall, I really liked the book and was appalled at the ending. I also love the book cover, even the back of the book is beautiful.
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