Has anyone seen a mind floating past? If so let me know because I’ve been looking for mine ever since this book blew it away!
My Recap :
I’m trying to keep this vague but basically Anna and some of her friends are partying away their Spring Break in Aruba. The partying ends abruptly when Anna’s best friend Elise is brutally murdered and Anna is charged with the murder. Betrayal is the key theme and thoughts of just who betrayed who will cause you endless hours of confusion, uncertainty and bewilderment.
Drawn on cases that made the headlines in the past, this book is a fascinating insider look into a murder investigation. Most of all it is a book to keep you speculating and guessing and trying out different theories as you read it. I had a list as long as my arm of possible suspects and at one stage was even tempted to add my cat’s name to my long ‘shortlist’ as it really was wide open. Plus she was annoying me looking for attention when all I wanted to do was read!
The pace is flawless; your biggest problem will be trying to put this book down. If you are like me, that won’t be an option and I ended up reading well into the early hours just trying to get to the bottom of this.
The book is made up of Anna’s thoughts, police transcripts, and television coverage. It is made up of time periods before, during and after the trial. And if you think that all sounds boring, think again! It is anything but. The writing is fantastic, you are pulled into the thick of the action and with the descriptions and varying forms that the book takes, it is an adrenaline rush from beginning to end. With an incredible ending that nailed it as a fantastic read in my eyes. And it doesn’t stop there as I’m still thinking about this book and these characters a week later.
I can’t tell you a lot about what this book is as that would be spoilery and would totally ruin it. However I can tell you what this book isn’t which was a pleasant surprise to me. It isn’t about police brutality or the conditions of jail in a foreign country. The Aruba setting isn’t used as a cheap trick for shock value and that was something I was afraid of before I started reading.
Overall, I loved this book and I want to talk and talk and talk about it! So go read it and let’s speculate!
Who should read Dangerous Girls?
If you like nail bitingly tense books, if you like to speculate on who the bad guys are, if you like YA realistic fiction then I’d highly recommend this one to you. Just make sure you clear out a few free hours to read it as once you start, you won’t want to stop.
Thanks to PulseIt and Simon and Schuster for allowing me to read this book for free on PulseIt. A review was optional.