Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim; he was a shooter. Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don't heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend--Skye. Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can't resist reopening the mysteries of their past. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer....
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Lots of twists and turns combined with strong character development. The plot is the tiniest bit unbelievable but still enjoyable. I must check out other books by Armstrong.
I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable.
Review to come!
*Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.*
3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE’S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I’m pretty sure I love her.))
The characters were nuanced and believable as they deal with the ‘aftermath’ (3 years later) of a very personal school shooting.
Though the story does have a slight mystery/suspense angle to it, I appreciated it more for the characters and reading how they dealt with ...more
I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over.
For me there was more wrong with this book than there was right. In light of another recent school shooting, the flaws are even more obvious.
Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire.
You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw that she had a new one out, I immediately grabbed it.
I was pretty much hooked straight away by the concept of a girl having to return to the town and the school where her brother was a school shooter years earlier and the wa ...more
Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book.
Anger that no one would listen, fear about what was happening now, and sadness for how things turned out for a certain character that I wish I could’ve known better.
I know that all sounds kind of vague, but trust me, it needs to be that way. You need to go into t ...more
Oh man, this was amazing.
I loved Skye and Jesse. They’ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they’re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse’s mom was one of the best parts.
Plot wise, it was everything I wasn’t expecting. There were definitely some heartbreaking moments, but a major part of this story is a mystery and it’s absolutely delicious. There are a lot of creepy moments and I spent a good ...more