At 13 years old, Summer was murdered, and her best friends Brynn and Mia were considered the murderers by their town. The truth, though, was much more complicated than that. The girls were mega fans of a book written decades earlier wherein the protagonist travels to a mystical place called Lovelorn where no one ages. They were obsessed with the book and Lovelorn, especially Summer, who led the way in them writing fanfiction to finish the story, which famously ends mid-sentence. But Summer wasn't the charming, flirtatious girl everyone thought her to be. She withheld her love and friendship from Brynn and Mia when they wouldn't do what she wanted. She toyed with Brynn's emotions as a lesbian, and more. Cut to five years later, and the case is cold and Brynn and Mia see each other for the first time since the fiasco. They set out to find the real murderer, someone they call the Shadow. Will they solve the mystery or will the Shadow get them, too?
Broken Things is very similar in tone to Stranger Things: you feel like someone/something is watching you and you get a tingle up your spine, but when you glance behind yourself, there's no one there. Creepy for sure!