Title: The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away #1)
Author: Roni Loren
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Liv’s words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she’d known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.
It’s been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.
Liv Arias thought she’d never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs…
SPOILER FREE REVIEW
I thought this would be a full on series following the lives of Olivia and Finn, but it turns out to be a standalone series. In the next installment will be someone else’s story and I have my bets on a certain character already.
The story is actually kind of sad in a way. I can’t relate to ‘The Ones Who Got Away’ but I can feel a portion of their pain and confusion. They knew the reason why they weren’t shot because the kills weren’t random at all. They don’t know whether they should be thankful or not for being alive. I can guess that this story is inspired by school massacres in the past and we wonder how the survivors cope with life, well this series just might give light to that.
“You’re leading the devil to her doorstep again.”
“I didn’t want a house. I wanted to be a home.”
It was everything she wanted and nothing she could have.