Guilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
Expected publication: September 27th, 2016 by Blink.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Willow Lamott’s best friend is a murderer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. For four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both.
Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow reminded him what he’d been missing. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton fears his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves, especially the girl he left behind.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this stand alone book. It was fantastically written, and the characters were very believable. I enjoyed the setting, the minor characters, and the plot of the story (although it did move a tad bit slow in my opinion, but it didn’t bother me as much).
“My intention was to uncover the truth and somehow clear my name. But someone’s been working overtime to send me back to jail.”
This story is told by two first person narratives, Ashton and Willow. Their chemistry was palpable through the page and I couldn’t help but root for them.
The mystery behind who really killed Ashton’s friend four years ago gets very convoluted and leaves you guessing until the very end. I got very invested into the who done it aspect, that I read this entire book in one day! The author could have cut some scenes out that were unnecessary, but by the end I didn’t even care.
If you are looking for a good mystery then you should definitely check this book out!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
This arc was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.