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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Anastasia Blake is from a troubled home; when her parents separate she finds herself unable to settle down and find friends due to the constant interruptions in her life. When she finally lands where she can fix roots and get her schooling under way - she meets Luke.In a story which sees the comfortable rapidly turn into the unbearable Lara Pass offers in Rough Roads with Reckless Drivers an examination of a family torn apart by a mind gone astray.
So who is Luke, the adolescent with the sparkling green eyes and ruggedly handsome face, could he be the first love of Anna's life? Or would that be too much for a girl finding her first steps in life to bear? When Anna visits her friend Holly's house for Christmas she will soon find out.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Across the road on the opposite pavement was a pool of red-brown blood, tainting the perfectly white snow. In the pool, there was a body.”
This was quite a slow story, and even though it was short, it seemed to take a long time for anything to actually happen.
Most of the story was about Anna spending Christmas with Holly’s family, and a party that they were going to on boxing day which was when things actually started to happen. I found the whole thing quite slow though, which made it quite hard to get through, and there wasn’t even enough romance to save things for me.
The ending to this was quite shocking as I didn’t guess who the murderer was, although the murder happened so late in the book I wasn’t left wondering for long. The ending then left things fairly open for further books.
6 out of 10