Saturday, 3 May 2014

Book Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.

That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

Forced into rehab for an addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer - but can she track them down before they come for her?

Pages: 353 | Format: Kindle | Rating: 9/10 | Goodreads | Amazon

 The best way I can describe this book would be to call in enthralling, because it really was. From start to finish this book weaves an intricate and enthralling mystery. It pulls you into the pages and makes you instantly connect with the characters.
The blending of past and present time lines made for a page turner, and having Sophie as the main character was fantastic. She was a complex character who was battling on many different levels, which just made you feel connected to her and her story.
What struck me so much about this book, was the fearlessness of Sophie. When so many people thought she was lying, blamed her even, she stuck firmly to her goal of finding Mina's killer, and that made me love her as a character. She was dynamic and I loved that she wasn't just a do everything right kind of character, she had flaws and that was fantastic. It made her story so much more interesting.
The mystery part of this was fantastic, it was written in such a brilliant way that it kept me turning the pages, and things were revealed at just the right time, which made the pacing flawless. It was also full of surprises that I didn't see coming, so that was fantastic.

This book has definitely made me want to pick up more YA mystery in the future, because this book was mildly addicting.

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