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This is a captivating, well narrated story that kept me interested to the very end. Leocadia is a traumatized teenager who is trying to get her life back together after stumbling onto her mothers murder. Almost a year later she still has retrograde amnesia but her memory is coming back in bits and pieces and she is starting to win her battle to stay off the drugs she used to escape her nightmares. Leo's friend, Henry has his own demons, and when they are witness to two murders while parting in a graveyard, things start to heat up. Combine this with creepy and ghostly happenings in an abandoned mansion the teens explore, and Leo's world is once again shaken to its core. The characters in this book were complex, interesting and well portrayed by the narrator; Leo is a flawed but appealing character, you can not help but sympathize with and care about her. Her two love interests are totally contrasting characters, one a clean, caring hunk and the other a flawed, angry, loner. Although I am not keen on love triangles, this one works very well in this book, adding tension, intrigue and interest to the plot. This was a fast paced enjoyable mystery with suspense, romance and a hint of ghosts. I received this audiobook at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
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First off - Caitlin Kelly was absolutely fabulous! Top notch narrator - very professional.
The book itself was attention grabbing throughout. No zoning out on this one! I thought the portrayal of teen life was very realistic on a day to day basis. I was kept guessing and did not figure out the ending ahead of time. Love it when that happens. The ending was surprising and rather graphic.
Great title, too. I held my breath several times throughout this book. I'm guessing this is a young adult book and I think that age group would appreciate the bigger than life ending more than an older demographic. I liked it because I was not expecting it. Definitely worth a credit although I was very fortunate and was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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The start of this book opens up in a graveyard with a male friend who I thought was going to rape Leo from the start. It was quite unsettling and the fact she remained friends with him and put me at a bit of unease. This introduction ruined the book a little for me but nevertheless I continued listening. And then there was casual references to alcohol and drugs throughout which put a further dampener on the book - what did they contribute to the story?
Despite these flaws, the characters in the book were well developed and believable. The narration was 10/10, and the story line itself was interesting, with basically everyone as a suspect, i just had to know who the killer was.