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Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss—the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died—is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.
If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made—good and bad—that led to her last kiss.
Bethany Neal’s suspenseful debut novel is about the power of first love and the haunting lies that threaten to tear it apart.
My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and NetGalley.)
17-year-old Cassidy wakes up at the side of her broken dead body, with no idea how she ended up that way. It seems like Cassidy is sticking around until she finds out though.
How did Cassidy die? Did she jump, or was she pushed?
This was a good mystery story, but the suspense was a killer.
Cassidy was an okay character, and I understood her frustration over not knowing how she died. I wasn’t very impressed with the way she treated Ethan before her death though, as although she claimed to love him, she did make some pretty major mistakes.
The storyline was good, but it did drag a bit. I was so desperate to find out what happened, but the story moved so slowly that it felt like the answers would never come!
There was a bit of romance, but it was just part of the mystery than a storyline in its own right. The love triangle was also an important factor in Cassidy’s death.
The ending was good, but it took a long time to get there. I couldn’t quite believe how convoluted the story became at the end, and it seemed like a lot of people were involved in the events that led to Cassidy’s death. I did enjoy the story overall though.
Overall; good mystery, but dragged in places,
6.75 out of 10.