Been catching up on Netgalley books again recently, this books was so good.
I loved the characters, the writing was really fluid and full of suspense, I read it in an evening because I honestly couldn’t stop. There was a couple of spelling mistakes but this is a review copy so this sometimes happens.
So the book is about a girl called Makini, she has a secret that forced her to move to another school and change her surname. Suddenly, her classmates are being murdered in gruesome ways and Makini and her friends are left wondering who will be next.
The plot was brilliant, it really kept you guessing, and more than anything else it really swept me in. I’ve read a few books recently that haven’t done that for me, so it was pleasing to find one that did.
There are a lot of twists and turns and Perkins keeps you guessing who the murderer is – for once, I hadn’t guessed before the reveal which is really rare. The only thing I disliked was the reveal of Maniki’s secret as I felt it was majorly over-hyped.
There’s a little romance subplot in it that I really enjoyed, I wasn’t sure I was going to like their relationship but actually I loved it. It really added a little something extra to the story.
This book was unnerving, there’s a lot of the murderer creeping up on the victims and moving their stuff around trying to scare them and it also really creeps the reader out. The murders themselves are gruesome and told from the victim’s point of view and I liked that Perkin’s didn’t shy away from killing off ‘main’ characters.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to YA fans or murder mystery fans. 5/5