APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! One of the quickest, one of the best crazy roller coaster experiences I had as soon as I took this book into my hands. Still shaky, blubbering (I already requested a translator to communicate properly), nail-less, confused, dizzy but also smiling and happy! GAVE MY FIVE FULL MYSTERIOUS SHINING STARS!
GREAT STORY TELLING, ATTENTION TAKER PLOT, FANTASTIC CHARACTERIZATION, FAST AND HEART THROBBING PACING AND GREAT-SATISFYING ENDING! What are you waiting for guys? The book is NOT going to fall from the sky and drop on your lap! Go and buy it and send me thank you letters for my encouraging words!
We have an amazing heroine, Pippa (don’t confuse her with longstocking) Fitz-Amobi loves to search, pry, dig into, talented, smart, nerdy, funny, social, friendly, brave, stands between Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars, older version of Harriet Walsh, with her technical skills, tattoo-less and leather-less, chain-less version of Lisbeth Salander and a younger version Molder-less and alien nation-less version of Dana Scully!
Blurb is tempting, amazing, intriguing makes you dive in, clasp the book into your fingers and never let it go as I did. My dogs are jealous of the book by barking to the moon to protest me. But I resumed my reading because it was gripping, hooking you from the first page kind of book.
Five years ago, Andie Bell got missing and presumed dead by Sal Singh who committed suicide and sent a text message confessing his crime before he’d killed himself. But Andie’s body had never been found. The case is close! But Pippa is determined to open it by starting her own investigation process to write her school project and she firstly knocked Sal’s family door to ask an interview with his 20 years old brother Ravi who naturally becomes partners in crime with her and their project which turns out the mission for proving Sal’s innocence and finding who might have killed Andie!
As they start to dig more, the person of interest list of Pippa becomes longer, includes Pippa’s best friend’s sister.
There are too many questions screaming inside your head:
Who really killed Andie? Or Andie is really dead? Did she deserve her ending? Because as soon as we learn more about her, we discover she is a bully, drama queen, drug dealer, blackmailer! Her amazing attributes gave me itchy fists to punch her. (It’s strange because I never wanted to kick presumed dead person or I’m not sure she is dead person! Well, that’s a first because this character is living, breathing -or not- scumbag!)
Who put the blame on Sal? Or Sal really did it? Well, he’s portrait of nice, humble, angelic guy made me call him Castiel as like Supernatural’s angel character. But we can sense he has been hiding something. His friends changed their testimonies about his where beings and his leaving time from their place and rejected to be his alibis. So where was he at the murder time?
Who was sending threatening messages to Pippa to stop her digging?
Well, I made one of my fastest reads and my spider sense didn’t work properly to find the killer or killers till the last pages. The author was always ten steps ahead of me! I’m so blessed to be beaten by her smart writing. I had great time to visualize this as a great YA mystery movie or limited Netflix series! (Anything could be better to replace the third season of 13 reasons why which could be named as 13 reasons of list why the hell did you shoot the third season!!!)
It was moving, enjoyable, nail biter, mind bending, surprisingly exciting, satisfying read. I enjoyed every page, every clue, every thrilling moments of this book. I highly recommend it! It was even better than One of Us is lying!
And the best news is there are 3 more sequels to come out! I already started my excitement dance which is between Beyonce- All the single ladies moves and Staying Alive-Travolta moves. Yay!
Of the grand order of folio leviathans, the Sperm Whale and the Right Whale are by far the most noteworthy. They are the only whales regularly hunted by man. To the Nantucketer, they present the two extremes of all the known varieties of the whale. As the external difference between them is mainly observable in their heads; and as a head of each is this moment hanging from the Pequod's side.