Wow. I just finished Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik and I am speechless- in a good way. This is the debut novel for Anolik who is also an editor for Vanity Fair. This book took twists and turns on every page, an absolute dark, thriller of a read.
The book centers around the murder of a young, beautiful woman, Nica. Set against an upscale prep school in New England, her sister, Grace, decides to take on the task of finding her killer and piecing together that fateful day. Grace starts to look into her sisters former relationships as well as their own family. Grace starts to see everyone is a suspect. She finds out Nica’s life was far from perfect and the people she thought she could trust have their own secrets.
What I loved about this book was the written imagery coupled with the suspeseful plot, something Anolik excels at. Anolik doesn’t just make this another murder-mystery, she digs up dark secrets giving it drama and soul that keep the reader guessing from page to page. Fabulous debut and I am sure the first of many novels for Lili Anolik.
*I received a copy of Dark Rooms for review for Bliss, Beauty and Books.