Um.... I'm not sure how to rate this.
It was, overall, well-done. It was compelling. It was so, so hard to read.
Hard enough to read that I'm not sure I can recommend it... at least not without the strong warning that it's difficult. (Especially if you've struggled with infertility, post-partum depression... etc.)
Told in alternating viewpoints, the story follows Allison, her sister Brynn, Charm, and Claire. Allison and Brynn are first-person, Charm and Claire are third-person, which was a little jarring, but the flashbacks and jumping between viewpoints was well done.
The story that unfolds in heart-rending and the climax gut-wrenching, but the ending is ultimately hopeful, at least for Allison, who is the true protagonist.
Part mystery, part family drama, part coming-of-age.... I'm not sure what to call it.
Anyway.... I'm not sure if I'm glad I read it, but I know finishing it was better than not knowing the truth would have been. (I almost put it down.)
Counts for the Support Your Local Library Challenge.