Riveting, chilling and so realistic!
As this is a mystery, I will keep the review on the short side to be sure not to spoil anything.
First word that come to mind about the Project is RIVETING
I was so immersed into the story, the more I progressed into the story, the more I held my breath and wanted to go faster and faster. I HAD to know what happened to Bea and Lo.
I HAD to know if Lev and the Project were good or a dreadful sect.
Second word about this is CHILLING
The suspense was sometimes so unbearable to me that I wanted to pause just to clear my head. Because if what I feared was real this was simply unbearable.
The third word is REALISTIC
Courtney alternated chapters from Bea and then Lo’s POV. Between their past, their youth and their present.
It gave me the chance to really get to know both girls.
From Bea who didn’t want a sister but fell in love with her at birth.
To Lo who was so angry that Bea left her after the accident.
Progressively, the more Bea fell into the Unity Project, we saw her change. Her personality got eclipsed and she lived for Lev, into his shadow. He was their sun, their prophet, their salvation and they were his sheep. Happy to be part of such community. But becoming part of the Unity came with the price of leaving your old live.
When Lo really emerged from the accident that nearly cost her life and she saw Bea had left her she was furious. She tried connecting with her big sister but was rebuffed every time! She was convinced the Unity Project hid nefarious motives. But when she began enquiring about it and meeting with Lev, her conviction faltered. What if? What if he was God’s messenger? What if he truly saw her? What if she was a miracle? His miracle?
Courtney Summer had me doubting everything. Changing mind like Lo did. I didn’t know what was the truth. Who was good or foe.
Until the end.
Special mention to both narrators Emily Shaffer and Therese Plummer, they truly brought this story to life!
Thanks for reading!