I found this book on the New York Times Bestseller list. I have to say, how great this book is is justified by how long it has been on there. The story begins with little Kya, happy with her family, but only because she is too young to see the tensions brewing within. One by one, all her family members leave, and she is left alone to carve out a life for herself in the marshes of North Carolina. She prizes her isolation, running away from other people when they get too near her shack, but two men from the nearby town manage to coax her out of her little bubble. What ensues seeds distrust, breaks hearts, and even kills. A whole town is suspicious of her. Will she ever find peace again?
For the most part, this is a wonderful book. Kya is a likable and interesting character, and the same goes for the story itself, although I am not fond of the ending. It seemed a bit rushed and was less than believable. Overall though, it is a must-read.