Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars comes a thrilling new novel about five perfect girls who are framed for a murder they didn’t commit.
In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke...until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.
From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker all have reason to hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who has wronged every one of them in some way. But when he turns up dead, they are all suddenly suspects, even if they know they didn’t kill him.
Who killed Nolan? And is someone trying to frame the girls for murder?
This was an enjoyable story, and it was quite reminiscent of ‘Pretty Little Liars’.
I liked the characters in this book, even if they made some misguided decisions! I felt really sorry for Caitlin over what had happened to her brother, and what Nolan did to Ava was so mean! Parker seriously had cause for complaint when it came to Nolan, and Mac had also been mistreated by him.
The girls did make some poor decisions at times though (they obviously haven’t read the pretty little liars series), and seemed to just get in more and more trouble as the book went along!
The storyline in this was good, and I did enjoy this book. It was quite reminiscent of ‘Pretty Little Liars’, but it wasn’t exactly the same. I did initially find it a bit difficult to keep up with so many different characters, but after a while I got them all straight in my head. I liked the little twists, and at times I even liked the stupid things that the girls did, it certainly livened the story up! The mystery element definitely kept me turning the pages, and I loved the uncertainly over the girls personal lives as well.
There was some romance, but with 5 girls, not to mention their respective boyfriends and love interests, there were at least 2 love triangles happening in this book!
The ending to this didn’t really clear much up. Very little was resolved, and we were left with more than one cliff-hanger. I did enjoy this book though, and I really want to read the next book in the series now!
Overall; an enjoyable and addictive mystery story,
8 out of 10