Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Arrowood/ Laura McHugh /288pgs
Arrowood is the story of Arden Arrowood, a young woman whose twin toddler sisters disappeared while she was playing with them in the yard. It's now almost twenty years later. Her father recently died and Arden is finally returning to the house, called Arrowood, where the twins were kidnapped. Her mother has since remarried and moved away. Arden has always felt guilty that the twins disappeared while she was watching them, even though she was only 8 years old at the time. With the help of a stranger who investigates unsolved disappearances, she sets off on a path to discover exactly what happened that day (in this, it reminded me of Gillian Flynn's Dark Places, though Arrowood isn't nearly as violent). I enjoyed this story, the way the past and present are woven together, and the look into how things are never exactly as they seem, even when we have vivid memories.