Thursday, March 19, 2015

Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

3.5 Stars
“I’m starting to get the terrible feeling that none of this has been coincidental.”

Lena and Aubrey never met until Charlie’s funeral. It was there the two figured out they were both dating the recently deceased. In an attempt to piece the puzzle of Charlie’s relationships together, Lena and Aubrey find themselves questioning whether this happened . . .

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or if he simply . . .

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You know how to hook a big ol’ fish like me? Good title and good cover. This one had both and I was allllllll over it. Imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying what was inside as much as I enjoyed what was outside. I’m giving this one 3.5 (rounded up because it deserves it) for being just a wee bit repetitive about all the “secrets” that were going to be divulged and a bit far-fetched at times. That being said, since this is a YA and I am most definitely an OA these might be “it’s not you, it’s me” issues.

Since the story of Charlie was a mystery, I’m hesitant to give anything away. I will say that I’m seriously digging how YA has been coming into its own this Spring. Charlie was a bit Gone Girl, a bit Talented Mr. Ripley and a bit Brokedown Palace all mixed into a rather delightful little twisted adventure that had me on the chase for the truth until the very end . . .

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ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
Thank you, NetGalley!

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