Blurb (From Goodreads):
Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder?
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This was an interesting story, but I felt like the answers couldn’t come fast enough!
The characters in this were all very different, and all had their pros and cons. Chloe seemed like a fairly sensible girl, and it was very noble of her the way she deferred school at stay home and look after her mother, but she also seemed to have a bit of a dark side, not unlike Anna from ‘Dangerous Girls’.
Ethan seemed like quite a sweet guy, and he seemed to genuinely care about Chloe, and it seemed a little degrading the way Chloe kept describing him as ‘fumbling and eager’. I felt like if she had really cared about him she wouldn’t have thought of him that way.
Oliver on the other hand came across as a little creepy, and I didn’t really trust him. He also had a dark side, and it was not as well hidden as Chloe’s.
The storyline in this was pretty good, and the way we got glimpses of the future upped the anticipation. Knowing that someone was going to die made me constantly wonder who it would be, and how it would happen, and I really wanted to get to the end to find out what was going on!
There was some romance and it was a little awkward at times. I wasn’t sure what Chloe was thinking, but she ended up in a very bad position with Oliver, which wasn’t what I was expecting.
The ending to this was pretty good, but I was once again left wondering a little just how honest Chloe was, and it seemed like she definitely mirrored Anna from ‘Dangerous Girls’ in that respect also!
Overall; interesting murder/mystery story,
7 out of 10.