Jul 14, 2016
Hello Everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a giveaway going on for Twisted through Saturday. The url address to enter to win is here.
Author: Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Sourcebooks and NetGalley
When her father is accused of being a serial killer, Bex becomes the ultimate bait in this game of cat and mouse
Bex is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won’t be known as a serial killer’s daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to “The Wife Collector,” he disappeared after questioning. And Bex struggles with the guilt that she provided the circumstantial evidence that convicted him in the public’s perception—and drove him to abandon her.
But when a body turns up in her new hometown, all signs point to the Wife Collector. Bex’s old life isn’t ready to let her go. The police want to use Bex to lure in her father. But is she baiting a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?
Twisted was a surprisingly fantastic read. I’m not sure what I expected here, but given that it was YA mystery, I didn’t have high expectations since they tend to be pretty predictable in nature, but I’ve read the author’s other mystery and enjoyed it so I thought I would give this one a chance. It was fantastic, I will say it is not a typical mystery in that you are left wondering who the bad guys, you know from the beginning that the bad guy is Bex’s father.
How Hannah Jayne ties him into the story, and makes you start wondering about the inconsistencies is the truly inventive part of this book. There was a point at the end where I started to wonder, and that is the brilliance of the writing is it really helps you get into Bex’s head. I did want everyone to be wrong though, because no matter the wrong that he committed, she was still a little girl looking for her daddy. This book was really fantastic and definitely burst through any expectations I had. There were still a few things that I didn’t like, for example Bex falls into her new life so easily and just LOVES everyone in it including her foster parents. It just didn’t seem very believable, and as well at the ending how quickly everything is wrapped up and resolved. Those things wouldn’t prevent me from recommending the book though, so I would still give it 4 out of 5 stars.
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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“No way was she going to fade into her hoodie and let people think she was a serial killer just because her father was.
That was Beth Anne Reimer.
And she was Bex Andrews now.”