By Courtney Summers
Source Received from the publisher
Published by Wednesday Books
on February 2, 2021
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo's sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there's more to the group than meets the eye. She's spent the last six years of her life trying—and failing—to prove it.
When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its leader, Lev Warren and as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her—to the point she can no longer tell what's real or true. Lo never thought she could afford to believe in Lev Warren . . . but now she doesn't know if she can afford not to.
This was one of my most-anticipated 2021 books, so a huge thank you to Raincoast for sending me an ARC!
By now, I know to expect a gripping, devastating story when I’m reading a Courtney Summers book, but knowing that going in doesn’t make the experience any less harrowing.
But this was also a thoroughly entertaining read. I went in thinking one way, then found myself questioning everything (much like some of the characters), and I loved the way the story kept me feeling unsteady, uncertain, and uncomfortable.
Do yourself a favour and read this! You don’t want to miss out on this story.