My rating: 4 of 5 stars
**I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review**
I had never read Tosca Lee before, but the blurb for this one sucked me right in. Her characterization of the cult and Wynter felt at once claustrophobic, and hopeful, and kept me turning the pages. The story portrayed an interesting juxtaposition between faith and reality which Lee wrote magnificently.
Where the story lost a star for me was the back and forth narrative between past and present. This is a somewhat popular story structure, but personally I always find myself preferring one to the other and then reading the non-preferential sections can be a chore. I won’t spoil anything for future readers, but I also felt the ending lacked a certain realism.