That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.
Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean.
Available October 6, 2015 from HMH Books for Young Readers!!
About the Author:
Hi, I’m Emiko.
When I am not writing, I am reading. Most of my friends are imaginary. Before I became a writer I was an entomologist, a candle maker, a florist and most recently a teacher. I live in Washington (with my husband and very large dog) and love the rain.
My debut novel, WE’LL NEVER BE APART, was inspired by my work with children in foster care, and will be published by HMH Books for Young Readers Oct 6, 2015. I am represented by Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management.
I like suspenseful books with a great mystery, but this book didn't have either one. The book is predictable and the end was not a shocker like the author wanted. Everyone who reads the first chapter can accurately guess how the book ends. I really had to force myself to finish the book. There wasn't any great twist or well developed like-able characters to make this book a great read. I think the only reason why I finished the book was to see if I was right about the ending. Unfortunately this book/story has been done before many times, so as a reader it just lacked uniqueness from the rest. I feel like if you never read any suspense thrillers before then you might be happy with this book.