Cryer's Cross, much like Lisa McMann's other series, is incredibly unique. It features mystery, romance, an unconventional protagonist, and a small town with long-buried secrets as a backdrop to the story.
Kendall, the main character, had OCD. I've never read a book before - at least, as far as I can remember - where the story came from the perspective of someone with a mental condition. It was written realistically and obviously well-researched.
Cryer's Cross is written in third person, and though Lisa McMann executed it well, it didn't really have the emotional pull first-person could have had. But then again, being in the head of someone with OCD would have been really chaotic, I imagine.
Interwoven into the book, between chapters, were short, creepy passages from an unnamed "We" that helped set the eerie tone of the story.
The plot was slow and intense, the mystery of the disappearances slowly unraveled throughout the novel. A lot of tension led up to the end, making for an engaging read.
The ending tied up the plots, and had a bittersweet feel to it. Overall, it was an intense and enjoyable read.
I give Cryer's Cross a 4 out of 5.