Thank you to the wonderful people at Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me a review copy of this book.
TITLE: Dangerous Girls
AUTHOR: Abigail Haas
RATING: 4 Stars
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I first saw Dangerous Girls, in fact, all I knew about it was that it wasn’t full of zombies – which instantly made me want to read it.
As soon as I started reading this book, I found myself flashing back on the Amanda Knox trial (I am not implying it is remotely based on this true life drama- simply that it reminded me of it in many ways) – as Dangerous Girls sounds very similar, in its premise, to this now famous murder trial. I was okay with this as I actually thought that author Haas did a good job of creating her own set of characters, all the while making this story her own.
One of the strengths of this novel for me is that I found myself not particularly liking any of the characters and it is a testament to the author’s capabilities that she managed to make me dislike (in many instances) the characters yet, at the same time, still feel connected enough to want to keep reading until the end.
This story is suspenseful and keeps you wondering until the end – is it a tad slow at times? Yes – I wish the pace would have picked up in some spots, however, the storyline and all its players were engaging enough to keep me wanting to find out ‘more’ – which is all I can ever truly ask of a good read.
Buy this one – you will not believe what happens next…..