Review: Widow Falls
Title: Widow Falls
Author: Kiersten Modglin
Release Date: 12/14/21
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: The last girl went missing…
Someone doesn’t want her to be found.
When Sloane takes a job at the infamous whitewater rafting camp, Widow Falls, she quickly learns that the camp has a reputation for more than just summer fun.
People go missing at Widow Falls.
The guide she’s replacing was just one of many. As Sloane settles into her new home—a one-room apartment she’ll be sharing with the five other guides—she can’t help asking questions and digging into the disappearances she’s heard about. Her new roommates tell her stories of dark legends and dangerous folklore surrounding the secluded camp but assure her there’s nothing to worry about. It’s all just superstition.
When Sloane stumbles upon a clue and a secret message hidden beneath the floorboards of their loft, she begins to realize there may be more to the myths than she’s been told.
The message gets her attention: Don’t trust anyone at Widow Falls.
As she follows clues to better understand the missing guide she replaced, Sloane can’t help noticing the similarities between the two of them.
What happened to the other girl?
Why won’t the others help her search?
Are they all in danger?
Whatever’s happening at Widow Falls, it’s clear someone doesn’t want her digging into it. As the seams of her reality are torn apart, making her question everything she sees, feels, and believes, Sloane will have to uncover the truth about the camp—and its occupants—before someone else goes missing.
Because this time…it might be her
My Review: I'm a little torn on this one. I enjoyed it and gave it 3.5 stars but there were a few things that bothered me and still do. I didn't like any of the characters for starters. They all acted like high school kids and just seemed off, which makes more sense towards the end of the book but I didn't enjoy it. I also wanted a lot more of the rafting to be included in the book but there was barely any. As for the setting we were pretty much stuck in a run down bunk style room with occasional trips outside. I really would have loved a lot more atmosphere from this one. I did enjoy the ending and I thought it was creative but overall it wasn't my favorite. I listened to the audio version and I felt that narrator did a great job, which really added to my enjoyment of the book.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*