My initial reaction upon finishing this book was...Did I just read that right??? Holy Shit!!! WTF? The definition of Mind-fuck.
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 hard truths about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
As she awaits the judge's decree, it becomes clear that everyone around her thinks she is not just guilty, but dangerous. When the truth comes out, it is more shocking than one could ever imagine...
A Mystery/WhoDoneIt at it's core. Yet it's called a Young Adult book, and it is for the most part, just a more mature young adult. The kids in this book are on the verge of adulthood and there is definitely more mature themes involved. Which is evident in the synopsis of this book.
A suspect, thrown in jail, in Aruba...and from there the story unfolds. Told in flashbacks and in the present, with some text messages and TV show exerts thrown in and all mixed up together. This story is enthralling.
Even if Mysteries are not what you usually read, and/or Young Adult is not what you usually read, you will still become engrossed in this story. Of learning the truth of who done it.