Wow. The first chapter just drew me in. We start off with a murder, a murder that we get to see happen as it is happening. The shock of this starting the book just wanted me to know what was going to happen.
We then meet Riddley, a college student who transferred into a smaller college from a larger school in California. His move made him closer to home, and at a smaller school. He felt he didn’t fit in at the school in California. Entering his first class, a Philosophy class- a requirement he needs to meet- he realizes one of his classmates is someone he went to high school with, Chapman. Through Chapman he meets three Boyd and Lazko, friends of Chapman’s from the previous school year. Also in their philosophy class, is Sandhurst, another new student. We see these five spending time together, both in this philosophy class and outside of class. They share stories of their childhood, and Riddley realizes how good his childhood was as many stories are shared that deal with abuse in his friends childhood.
Throughout the half a year we see, there are also murders happening in the area, murders that resemble murders that had happened many years in the past, that had been deemed “The Devil’s Creek Killer.” Riddley begins to wonder if one of his new friends could be involved in these murders as they have had run-ins with a few of the victims shortly before they are murdered.
This book kept me guessing as to who the murderer could be. I would like to warn others that this story contains strong profanity and graphic violence.