When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda’s almost excited to spend the summer there. The grounds are beautiful and it’s fun to explore the sprawling house with its creepy rooms and secret passages. Except now her mom wants to renovate, rather than sell the estate—which means they’re not going back to the city…or Seda’s friends and school.
As the days grow shorter, Seda is filled with dread. They’re about to be cut off from the outside world, and she’s not sure she can handle the solitude or the darkness it brings out in her.
Then a group of teens get stranded near the mansion during a blizzard. Seda has no choice but to offer them shelter, even though she knows danger lurks in the dilapidated mansion—and in herself. And as the snow continues to fall, what Seda fears most is about to become her reality…
This is the first book I have read by Cyn Balog. I have to say it had me going from the beginning. She convinced me multiple times of what she wanted me to believe. Seda is a teenage girl who once had a twin, a twin who she still talks to. When her family gets stuck in the mountains trying to sell an old murder house. Seda feels safe and more relaxed, alone and secluded her brother has been quieter. That is until some teenagers show up out of the blue needing a place to stay out of the storm. Then the games begin but what is the truth and who will have to pay to find it.
This story was such a good and quick read. Once I started it I didn’t want to stop. It convinced me of a different “truth” a couple different times. The Scavenger hunt and the twists and turns along the way made this a different story from what I have read previously and I loved it. I want to read more from this great author.