The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent

Two sisters raised in a primitive log cabin to protect them from the madness of the outside world await the return of their mother who left two months ago with their youngest sister to seek medical help.

With food supplies dwindling and their livestock dying, hope is running thin. The arrival of a menacing stranger — the first man they have ever set eyes on, is the push they need to break the rule they’ve followed all their lives — to never go beyond the forest.

Stillwater Girls was a real page-turner for me. Neatly staged in short chapters that alternate between the oldest of the sisters, Wren, and Nicolette, the wife of a successful travel photographer who is convinced he’s cheating on her. It was obvious that the two storylines were linked somehow, and it was a lot of fun trying to figure out how as the story progressed.

Once the two converged, the mystery was revealed at a satisfying pace and was full of unpredictable twists before leading to a satisfying conclusion.


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