Mae feels lucky to have grown up at Hummingbird Creek, an elite wellness retreat where rich teens with psychological problems can get the help they need from her father, a prominent psychiatrist. The Creek has world-class cuisine, a state-of-the-art sports centre and the latest spa treatments. Every aspect of daily life is monitored for optimal health, and there are strict rules for everyone. When Mae is caught breaking the rules, the response is severe. She starts to question everything about her highly controlled life. And at the Creek, asking questions can be dangerous.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers, all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Everyone knows how much I adored Sue's previous book, Lying About Last Summer - and I was so happy that I got a copy of her new book in the post and I had to start it immediately and it was brilliant! So captivating and I just couldn't put it down.
In this book we follow Mae. She lives at Hummingbird Creek, a retreat for teens. She has lived there for as long as she can remember as her parents work there. She, and the rest of the staff kids aren't really allowed to talk to the other teens that go there for help.
All her life, all she has known is Hummingbird Creek. She has friends, her parents and a boy who could be, hopefully, something more. Nothing could go wrong? Can it?
Mae is ready to leave Hummingbird Creek, to see what the outside world has to offer. Until one day, something goes wrong with a few of the teens, her mother starts speaking in code and Mae starts to figure out there is more to Hummingbird Creek then she knows. Mae needs to figure out what is happening before more teens get hurt. Can she figure out what's going on with the retreat and what her mother seems to be hiding?
I love a good thriller and this one was one of the best I've read this year. Sue is a fantastic writer and she really knows how to tell a story and grip the reader from the start. I just loved how this story flowed and I had to see what happened and to figure out what was going on.
This book will take you on a rollarcoaster and you won't be able to stop until you've finished and you won't want to stop.
An amazing new book from Sue that everyone will love!