A powerful debut from a bright new voice in fiction! Penelope Sheppard leaves her small hometown in Australia to attend University. She sees this as an opportunity to escape her past and start a new life. Six months later three of her new friends are dead and her past is coming back to haunt her. Forced to return home, she must now recount her story to a therapist and the police. Will Pen be able to move forward with a new life or will the series of tragic life events continue?
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. A little dark at times, but compelling nonetheless. In Pen, the author has created a character that is engaging and likeable. There were moments when I felt sorry for her and all the tragedy she had experienced, and there were times when I just wanted to shake some sense into her. It was this love/hate that kept me involved in the story. The narrative moves back and forth between what is happening at college and what happened while she was in high school so you have to get to the end to know the whole story. I think this book will be especially appealing to young adults but if you like psychological stories you will also find this book enjoyable. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is that it ended. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Alinefromabook’s rating: THUMBS-UP!
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