– Guest review by Charleigh’s Book Nook –
Name – Frayed.
Author – Kara Terzis.
Publication Date – 7th June 2016.
Publisher – Sourcebooks Fire.
My therapist tells me I should write you a letter. Like flushing all my thoughts and feelings out of my system and onto paper. I tell her it’s a stupid idea.
But here I am, writing a letter to a dead girl.
Where do I start? Where did our story begin? From the moment you were born…or died?
I’ll start with the moment I found out the truth about you. Your lies and my pain. Because it always begins and ends with you.
And that end began when Rafe Lawrence came back to town…
Ava Hale will do anything to find her sister’s killer…although she’ll wish she hadn’t. Because the harder Ava looks, the more secrets she uncovers about Kesley, and the more she begins to think that the girl she called sister was a liar. A sneak. A stranger.
And Kesley’s murderer could be much closer than she thought…
4 out of 5 stars
*I gained a copy through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.*
I really liked this book. It started out a bit slow but it soon picked up. It was a really quick and easy read.
I really liked Ava and she was a fantastic character. She was really sweet and came across as a bit naive but it worked for her character.
Ava’s relationship with her foster mother was beautiful. I really liked it but when I found out what her mother had done, I was so mad.
The mystery surrounding Kelsey’s death was really interesting and just when I thought I had it all figured out, the story turned upside down and confused me all over again. I like it when a book does that though, I like to be shocked. It wasn’t predictable in the slightest.
I thought Amanda was a brilliant character. She was a bitch yes and she was super mean but the character development was right on point.
I don’t feel like Lia was much of a character. She felt a bit flat and boring which was annoying and I didn’t like the Jackson and Lia storyline. I felt like Lia should of fought for her best friend a bit more but I guess thats how teenagers can be sometimes. The rest of the characters were really well developed and interesting so I wasn’t too annoyed about Lia.
And wow, the ending. I wasn’t expecting that at all! I’m not going to spoil it but it was a really brilliant way to end the book. I didn’t predict the ending at all, it never even crossed my mind.
The writing was amazing and it was a really easy read. For a debut novel, it was really good and I think Kara will go far in the writing world.
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