Review: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Miracle Creek Summary

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How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies?

In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.

A powerful showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Chapter by chapter, we shift alliances and gather evidence: Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe?

My Review of Miracle Creek

 

Y’all, this got offered to me as an eARC way back when and I messed up on passing it over. At the time I was busy, and I can’t read everything right on time, but boy, when everyone started posting about it, I felt left out. But no longer! I blazed through this bad boy (on audio, per usual), and wow was it good. You know, I’m not always a fan of everything that comes out and is as hyped up as this one, but lately I’ve been hitting a really good streak.

As you might know, since I talk about it so much, I’m a huge fan of crime podcasts. Miracle Creek is a court drama, so this was right up my alley. It felt very real, with fully fleshed-out characters that you have sympathy for no matter what bad things the others might say about them. There’s a lot of emotional insight here, especially when it comes to motive and wants — I was genuinely on everyone’s side, which made it all the more difficult to pick who I thought was going to be at fault at the end of it all.

My one complaint would be that the names were a little hard to place sometimes, but that may be because I listened on audio and it didn’t end up being a huge issue. There are a lot of characters and a lot of stories to track, but Kim keeps them all in line pretty well.

Miracle Creek was definitely worth the hype for me, and if you’re a crime podcast fan like I am, you’d probably love it.

Love,

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