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Blurb (from Goodreads):
WHO KILLED GRETCHEN MEYER?
Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen’s body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can’t be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information…could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?
At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend—and Sonia’s longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he’s the killer. But as Gretchen’s many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus’s involvement, and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus, the artist, the screwup, the boy she might be falling for have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn’t him in the woods that night…who could it have been?
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was an okay mystery story, but it took a while to get good.
Sonia seemed quite intent on finding out who killed her friend, although it seemed a bit of an odd idea to team up with the person who was the most likely suspect!
The storyline in this started out really slow, and the book didn’t really seem to take off until the 70% mark which was a bit late. I liked the mystery over who the killer was though, and I didn’t guess right at all!
The ending to this had some interesting twists, and I was satisfied with the way things turned out, although an epilogue would have been nice!
6.5 out of 10