by Jenn Windrow
Now that the heat is starting to crisp Arizona to a nice golden burnt-to-a-crisp a lot of us will hunker down in the AC with a good book. But what are you going to read during the summer sabbatical? What will take your mind off the triple digits?
I’ve got a book for you.
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Here’s the blurb –
It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.
But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone could ever imagine…
Here’s my review – This book was intense. One girl dead. One girl imprisoned for her death. One friendship that seems unbreakable. And a whole lot of lies that take you down a dark path. It’s one of those books where you think you know who the murder is, almost positive, and then BAM. Shock. Stupified.
Abigail Haas has a great voice, the read was smooth, and the back and forth timeline brought the true story into focus without revealing too much and spoiling the mystery. Her characters are sympathetic, but oh so nasty at the same time. Like they need to spend years in a white jacket in a white room with white meds.
I loved this book so much that I immediately went and bought the second one…Dangerous Boys. Now I am in Dangerous whatever withdrawals and in need of my own white meds.
Jenn Windrow loves characters that have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.
Her first full length novel, Struck By Eros will be released July 8th, 2016 from Muse It Up Publishing. Her short story, Swallowed By Darkness is available at Amazon.