I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Twisted by Hannah Jayne
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on July 5th 2016
Genres: Thriller, YA
Source: ARC provided by Publisher
When her father is accused of being a serial killer, Bex becomes the ultimate bait in this game of cat and mouse
Bex is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won't be known as a serial killer's daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to "The Wife Collector," he disappeared after questioning. And Bex struggles with the guilt that she provided the circumstantial evidence that convicted him in the public's perception—and drove him to abandon her.
But when a body turns up in her new hometown, all signs point to the Wife Collector. Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. The police want to use Bex to lure in her father. But is she baiting a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?
A YA thriller that reminded me of R.L. Stine.
I really liked the plot- daughter of a serial killer trying to make a new start in a new town as dead bodies continue piling up. Loved the Kill Devil Hills setting too (the Hubs and I spent one of our anniversaries there), and the Wife Collector serial killer was suitably gruesome.
The characters felt a little flat and some of the characters and plots were unresolved (Dr. Gold, the daughter of one of the characters, the geek with the camera and the weird foster care system). But I didn’t guess the ending, thanks to the red herrings!
I am really enjoying all the YA thrillers that are becoming more and more popular and I hope it’s a trend that’s here to stay.
*Also, this is one of the first books I read as an eArc from Edelweiss after becoming a bookseller, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart because of that.
Twisted gets a Midnight Book rating of:
*Part of my A Book A Day challenge