Book Review: The Foxglove Killings

This is a new released book that came out on September 1st. 

So i am not completely on top of this review stuff yet, but i am getting better. I mean 2 days, come on!

*Disclaimer: I have received this copy through the NetGalley site for free in exchange for a honest review!*

The Foxglove Killings 

Title: The Foxglove Killings 
Author: Tara Kelly
Language: English
Type of book: eBook
Pages:  320
Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5
Book series: no
Book received through: NetGalley
Summary on the book:
"Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming.

And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground, a purple foxglove in its mouth. But ini the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on. 
I work at Gramp's diner, and the cakes -the entitled rick kids who vacation here - make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me, and i'm starting to have more-than-friend feelings for him - feelings I don't want to have. 
But he's changing. He's almost like a stranger now, keeping secrets and picking fights with the cakes. 
Then one of the cakes disappears.
(There is more summary, but i actually think that this is as far as a teaser of the book should go!)"
Worth reading? 
If you love a good murder-thriller, yes!
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Full review: 

You might think your know the people in your life. But do you?

That is really the first thought I had, after finishing this book. Which should tell you something!

But lets start at the beginning, shall we?

When i first started to read this book -for about the first 10% or so of it really- i was unsure about it. 

The characters felt rather boring and the constant naming and trashing people got on my nerves a bit.  

But i read on, and thank god i did!

It seems that Kelly needed those first few pages to get into her writing style, because the rest of the book is really good!

She manages to suck you into the story, telling details and giving information about what is happening and hints of who might be connected without actually giving the answers away. 

I love it when a thriller doesn't give away who the actual murderer is until the last few pages, that is why i read the damn thing to begin with! To be at the edge of my seat until the last few pages. 

This book clearly does that!

Kelly really manages to write interesting characters and relations between them, put a spin on situations and go to extremes. But not over the top. 

For most of the book it doesn't feel like you are reading about teenagers, but an adult thriller -mostly because those kids just go nosing around in business they should really not be nosing around in at their age! Still.... 

There are some parts -like i said the beginning and a few sentences here and there in the rest of the book- that shows that sometimes the author tried to bring in this whole teenage situation and name calling and overdone dramatics. But mostly, Kelly focused on the story itself and the mystery about the crimes. 

I really have no idea what to say more about this book, other then you all should read it. It is fantastic! Just push through those first few pages/percent of the book and get sucked into a heart-racing, edge-of-my-seat reading experience!

Honestly this book to me is what i expected from Gone Girl, with the kind of praise that book received. And while i did not feel that way about Gone Girl at all, to me this book -Foxglove Killings- actually would deserve all the price about never knowing what actually happens, never knowing who you can trust, and a narrator that has no idea what the heck is going on, just as the reader does!

Go read it! It is worth every second!

Have you guys' read any great new releases lately?
Any fantastic thriller/crime/mystery books?

Let me know, i am always looking for fantastic recommendations for those kinds of books!

Write more later.... 


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