The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.
For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.
With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.
Meh.Yep,that is the word that mostly describes this book.The cover is sooo good and the descreption on the back promises a very unusual YA mystery novel but it fell short.Very short,like most YA of this genre usually do.The main character is not that interesting,she has no backbone and accepts everything,burrying it deep inside.Her best friend,the dead girl,was a lot more interesting even though pretty annoying,she is haunting her best friend Hannah,our main character,forcing her to take action and find the killer.Our heroes nemesis isn’t worthy of that title.I really dislike a bad developed anti-hero.
If you are going to write a mystery book make that said mystery your main topic.Don’t burry it.Don’t use it as a way to attract readers,when all you wanted to write was a plain YA book.
The writing style is pretty cool.
Not much more to say,this wasn’t much of review!
Good afternoon 🙂