My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I know it’s been a while, but I come with a fantastic book recommendation.
That’s basically my reaction after having read this book. I’m having ALL THE FEELS and so many and they’re all so different and it’s so fantastic!!!
Basically, in a nut shell, this book is about a girl named Anna who has a slightly disturbing and unhealthy friendship with a girl named Elise. They, and some friends, go to Spring Break in Aruba where Elise is murdered and Anna is labelled as the main suspect.
The book isn’t told from start to finish. It’s told out of order and some parts are told before other parts that happened first. But it’s not complicated to follow and it all relates to the trial. The book threw me around like I was in a washing machine. One minute I loved Elise. Then I hated her. Then I loved Anna. Then I hated her. Then I thought she was innocent, but then I thought she was guilty. I didn’t know what to feel.
Even now at the end, I’m still like ‘did that happen?’ It has one of the best endings I’ve read about in a long time and I think it ended perfectly. I wasn’t left craving an alternate chapter or needing a sequel. It was perfect.
All the characters were well rounded. The narrative lacked description and detail, but I think that was purposeful. All in all I really, really enjoyed this book. Definitely one of my favourite reads of 2013. Without a doubt. I recommend to those who enjoy thrillers and contemps and a ‘whodunnit’ plot.