I bought this book on a whim one day.
I don't know if it was the blue pages that drew me in or maybe it was the girl on the cover. Regardless, this was 100% a cover buy. But oh my god, it was amazing.
Anna Cicconi wants a fresh start.
When the opportunity to nanny for a family in Herron Mills pops up, Anna jumps at the chance. It will help her leave her reckless, partying lifestyle behind. Plus she'd be taking care of an eight year old, so she'll have to start taking on some responsibility.
What Anna didn't know was that 6 months earlier, a girl named Zoe disappeared from this tight knit community. Even weirder, Anna and Zoe share striking similarities. Anna and Paisley's first trip into town brings some wariness among the residents. People constantly doing double takes when they see Anna. She just looks so much like Zoe.....
Weirder still, Anna thinks she might have killed Zoe.
The more time she spends in the area and around the people who knew Zoe best, she begins questioning her entire life. She has detailed memories of how Zoe was killed. She knows the floor plan to Zoe's house. She even knows the exact tiles that line the Spanoses indoor pool. She shouldn't know these things but somehow she does.
Anna tries to convince herself that listening to Missing Zoe, a podcast about her disappearance, and doing google searches on her family has somehow created false memories. There's no way Anna could have killed Zoe, they had never even met.
I love the podcast included in I Killed Zoe Spanos.
It reminded me of Courtney Summer's book, Sadie.
The alternating chapters of "then" and "now" definitely added an extra layer of suspense to the overall story. It's honestly one of my favorite reads of 2020.