Elston drew me in by starting with the killer’s perspective after the murder was committed. It reminds me of the “YOU” chapters in The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (amazing series, you should read it). The story begins with the murder of Grant Perkins, a typical high-school teenager, after going hunting with his friends. No one knows who fired the gun because evidence shows that all of the boys handled it, so it is taken to court. Our dear Kate (the heroine of the story) was secretly in a text relationship with Grant and is completely heartbroken; however, she isn’t allowed to be near any of the “River Point Boys” because her boss takes on the case, which is fine with Kate, until one of them shows her just who Grant really was and offers her evidence that could help solve the crime.
When I began this book, I expected there to be a plot twist, but I never expected it to be where it was. Elston did a good job with holding my attention and making it a serious, yet fun read. Her idea to begin each chapter with text messages between characters helps set the mood of the chapter, and compels the reader to continue with the story.
The writing style mocks other authors, but is still unique, and it does a good job of showing us that there is more to people than what they show.
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