Tuesday, September 12, 2017

We Know it was You by Maggie Thrash

Published: October 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 352
Copy Provided by: Simon & Schuster Canada
Summary: Goodreads


Twin Peaks meets Pretty Little Liars in acclaimed author Maggie Thrash’s new Strange Truth series.

It’s better to know the truth. At least sometimes.

Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River.

Just like that, she’s gone.

Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.


 I was so excited to receive this book. It sounded like it was right up my alley.  The mystery and some of the drama and cattiness but it was nothing like what I thought it would be. NOTHING. And unfortunately, that was a bad thing.  

It took me a very long time to get through this title.  I'm talking months and months.  I would pick it up and read a couple chapters, get bored and then put it down again.  The other day I realized that I had not read the title since around Christmas and since I was 1/2 way through, it would take no time to finish...but I was wrong.  That was sometime last week.  

The novel revolves around a very awkward mystery sleuth duo - Benny and Virginia.  Both are odd, quirky outsiders who are the members of the Mystery Club.  The ONLY members.  At first I thought their characters to be endearing, kind of cute and funny but as the book progresses, Virginia began to get on my nerves.  Her thinking process is so painful and she does many things that are either over-analytical or just down-right stupid.  I found myself having less and less interest in this particular character.  Even worse, I found myself having less and less interest in the storyline.  The novel jumps around a lot and I did not feel that much of it was connected smoothly for the reader to follow and be riveted to what was happening. 

I don't normally suggest this to my readers but I would pass on this novel - We Know it Was You.  You will find better things to do with your time....like read a different book.  I'm sorry Miss Thrash but It Wasn't You.

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