Sunday, October 3, 2010

A CREEPY LITTLE TALE


THE KILLER'S COUSIN
By Nancy Werlin
240 Pages
2009

From Inside Cover:
After seventeen-year-old David is forced to stand trial for his girlfriend’s death, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle and their young daughter, Lily, to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives’ house. His aunt and uncle are not speaking to each other, and Lily seems dead set on making David’s life a torment. And then there’s the issue of their older daughter, Kathy, who died under mysterious circumstances a number of years back. As things with his family grow more and more tense, David starts to wonder: Is he the only one who’s hiding something?
My Thoughts:
Plan to read this book when you have a night to do nothing else because you will not want to put it down. This captivating mystery keeps the reader guessing until the very end. David is a complex character whose life has gotten very messy due to a crime he committed. Certain details are withheld until the very end that makes this story a page turner. Author, Nancy Werlin knows how to keep readers on a tight leash as she leads them through a maze of emotions-fear, guilt, and anger. I look forward to reading other books by her.
I recommend this book for readers 14 and up. It contains violence and language.
I borrowed this book through the Inter-Library System available at the Salmon Public Library.

2 comments:

  1. I am definitely intrigued. I think I will add it to my wish list.

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  2. This sounds super creepy and I love the cover. Thanks for the review. I'll have to check it out since it sounds perfect for Halloween.

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