Nine years ago, Charlie Colbert witnessed a terrible event at her graduate school, known as the “Scarlet Christmas.” To this day, she still can’t make sense of what happened, but we know there is more to her story than what she told the police. Of her original friend group and everyone involved, Charlie is the only one who hasn’t spoken publicly about that night. She’s also distanced herself from the people who were once her best friends. Now, all these years later, she has rebuilt her world and risen so far in life! She is the editor in chief to a major magazine and engaged to publishing royalty: Tripp Goodman West. Her life is perfect and she wants to keep it that way. But everything she has worked so hard for is threatened to come crashing down when news of a film adaptation of the horrible tragedy occurs. She cannot let the adaptation happen and has to decide how far she’ll go to prevent the film from being made. I liked this, but did not love it. I think that for me, the story just felt too similar to The Luckiest Girl Alive (but not as good/a little bit slower). It didn’t help that I didn’t like any of the characters except one (who was only really introduced to us at the end of the book). It’s worth the read but wasn’t my favorite.