~ MY REVIEW ~
Not super crazy about this one… The storyline was good; it was interesting, for sure. But I felt that the phrase “under suspicion” was seriously over-used. It left me wondering if it was the same way in the later books in this series (#3 & #4) that I’ve already read (yes, I’m reading them out of order, but it was an accident!) But I didn’t notice it and I really think I would have.
Anyway… Another thing that bugged me was the thoughts of the characters being used so often to describe in such great detail what had happened in the past. This really got on my nerves and actually made me want to just skip those parts. However, with much determination, I managed to resist that urge.
On the positive side, the mysteries were quite interesting! All the secrets, and sadness, and guilt, and hatred, and blackmail, and intrigue! Though I did figure out some of it, some parts did remain a mystery until quite late in the book. I’m still not certain how I feel about the way things ended with some of the characters… but I suppose that’s okay.
My favorite thing about this book was being able to go back and see how Laurie and Alex met and how everything got started with her show and all. (This is why I try to always read series in order!! 😛 )
Note of Warning: For the readers out there who are looking for a clean/Christian read, this is not Christian fiction– there isn’t any sex or anything, but there is some bad language in this book.