The town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden is desperate to escape the “bed-and-breakfast” where her mother works as a prostitute—and where her own fate has been decided—and she wants to give her little sister a better life. But escape means money, which leads Mars to skimming the bodies that show up along the Indigo River. It’s there that she runs into Jude, who has secrets of his own and whose brother’s suicide may be linked to Mars’s own sordid family history. As they grow closer, the two unearth secrets that could allow them to move forward . . . or chain them to the Indigo forever.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What an interesting story!
The plot of this book is what got me intrigued. I needed to know more about the suicides and why they happen and about our main character. She wants a better life, she knows her mother is just trying to provide for her and her little sister but, that isn't the life she wants. Mars needs money, she needs it fast to give her little sister the life she deserves, a life away from this town, it's shady business and the very high amount of dead bodies.
Mars had to grow up quick. She is such a big family person. She wants the best and will do what she can and take care of her little sister. She takes things from the dead bodies that wash up by her house to start saving for her and her little sister. I adore her little sister, so cute and I will do everything to protect her. Mars is a wonderful character, strong, loyal and will do whatever she can to help. She was really interesting to read about and I just wanted to give her big hugs at time.
But, there is more to this story. We meet Jude, whose brother died from suicide. Does it have something to do with Mars and her family? With the two getting to know each other, growing closer, secrets are kept, secrets are shared but, will they be able to handle the truth?
A very interesting mystery story that has some twist you won't see coming.