Monday, September 12, 2016

With Malice by Eileen Cook

With Malice by Eileen Cook
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers in June 2016

"Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.

As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life." -- From Goodreads

Will you like this?
THE ENDING.  First you're reading along thinking that this is just another book with another unreliable narrator.  That statement is true to a point, and I did like watching Jill struggle with her memories.  While the ending could have been suggested because of another event that happened, it felt pretty damn real.  If you like mystery/suspense books, you NEED to pick this up.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library.

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