Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 16th July 2013
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
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Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.
It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.
But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined...
REVIEWED BY KELLY
*I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
I was sent Dangerous Girls by Simon & Schuster UK after I saw the cover on Twitter and requested a copy. Once I saw the cover I immediately went to Goodreads and from the moment I read the blurb I knew I had to read the book. So, I have this to say to Simon & Schuster –> Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!
Dangerous Girls was a serious mind f*** of a book. I finished it 24 hours ago (as I write this review) and I am STILL thinking about it and wondering what the HELL just happened. I loved every word and this book will stay with me for a LOOOOONG time as I try and work out what each word, glance, thought and action really meant.
Elise has been brutally murdered on her spring break holiday in Aruba. She’s dead from the first page of the book. Elise’s world is one of money, privilege, freedom, and, as a result, debauchery. She and her friends do what they want with who they want, when they want. This leads to life changing, and life ending, consequences for Elise, and serious repercussions for Anna, her best friend. Anna is left fighting to prove her innocence when she’s named as prime suspect by a police inspector who’s also the case’s prosecutor. He’s hell bent on proving she’s guilty and Anna soon works out that there are not many people who believe she’s innocent.
Dangerous Girls is one hell of a ride, one filled with thrills, disbelief, and heart-stopping moments and I urge everyone to pick up the book and take that ride. If you like a dark, twisted, leave you on the edge of your last nerve while chewing all your finger nails kind of book then this one just might be for you.
I loved how the author used so many different ways to tell this story. It kept it fresh and, for me, original. The story unfolded through Anna’s POV in the present, as well as her retelling of past events, television interviews, police interrogation interviews and telephone transcripts. To read how Anna was perceived by others was very interesting!
Highly recommended and definitely one of my top 5 books for this year.
Go read it then come back and thank me before we discuss it! Oh, and, you’re welcome!