by Kate Brian
Released |January 8th 2013 by Hyperion|
Edition |Hardback, 336 pages|
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Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection program. Entering the program alongside her, is her father and sister Darcy. The trio starts a new life and a new beginning leaving their friends and family behind without a goodbye.
Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. Just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again?
I really enjoyed this book, even though I am still utterly confused with the ending. This book was a really quick read for me. The pacing and flow of writing the author created for this book was awesome :) And I also really enjoyed the mystery element brought to the story, but this review is so hard for me to write because I am so confused with everything. The characters are what I'm the most confused about thought. We'll get into that later.
The of the story is that Rory and her family are under witness protection from a serial killer who tried to kill Rory. So they move to this new place called Jupiter landing which is where things start to get a little bit unclear for me. But anyways (lol), Rory was pretty much your typical character, but I liked her. The author really knows how to bring out the element of fear within a story. Rory is still terrified of what happened to her the day they had to leave their home. Her, her sister, and her father haven't been as close to each other since the death of their mother. But they start to somewhat create a bond throughout the story. Now, I didn't care to much for Darcy all that much.
And then we start to meet all these new characters, Tristan, Kristin, Olive, Joaquin and that's when things start getting confusing for me. These new people were acting weird as all get and I was with Rory, I wanted to know what the heck was going on! We had some stalkers and some major weirdos, but all in all, they kept me curious to want to find out more.
I didn't really like the romance though. I mean their was the Christopher guy in the beginning, but once they went under witness protection, we never really heard much about about his character again. And then their was Tristan, but we really didn't get to know much about him either. And I also felt like the ending wasn't explained well enough. I mean it was SHOCKING because I wasn't expecting it, but I just don't understand how all of that happened and how Rory is still being 'stalked' by a serial killer.
But overall, I did really enjoy the story and can't wait to read the next :) Hopefully things will be cleared up for me in book 2.