Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Action
Shelby's life in Soundview has always been comfortable. Her dad provides a luxurious lifestyle for his family through his photography business. He makes a ton of money taking headshots of pretty young teens who are desperate to become models. Shelby
has always enjoyed driving around town in a red sports car, shopping with her best friend at her side. And her Mom is laidback,so it's all good.
However, as reports of girls disappearing from nearby towns start to appear on the news, Shelby's seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart. The three missing girls have one thing in common--they were all clients of her dad's photography business. Secrets begin to surface as the investigation continues. Shelby receives threatening e-mails, battles the nosy media, and tries to keep her family together. Now that her dad is implicated in the disappearances, can Shelby figure out a way to clear his name? Or is dad not as innocent as he seems?
I really hope that Todd Strasser keeps writing because I am so amazed with this third book in his "thrillogy," as this series is called. Though I wish there were more books in the series (but then it wouldn't have this awesome name...) I'm really glad with this one because it is amazing! :)
I was impressed yet again with the ability of the author to just do an amazing job with the pacing and plotting of the book and the characters. The reader never really knows who to trust or who to believe and we're really left wondering what's going to happen. At at every turn, there was no disappointment! :) From the beginning, you are set out and cannot put the book down.
I was amazed with the character development throughout the pages. You get to see Shelby get braver and see how she deals with conflicts. The reader is left wondering how she will deal with every turn and twist. The supporting characters all had a reason to be there and you were wondering what was going to happen next.
The pacing, plot, characters were absolutely amazing and I was impressed with every twist and turn that the author gave giving a thriller factor while still making you ask questions. I absolutely loved this book and I really hope Todd Strasser keeps writing more mysteries and thrillers! :)
Likes: writing style, plot, Shelby, character development, mystery, romance, different from the other books in the series, unique, interesting, twists, turns, makes one ask questions, every moment was interesting, mystery, thriller, action, romance, ability to incorporate and balance said genres
Dislikes: Nothing. :)
*Note: This book contains some mature content.
**Note: If you want to start the series, you can start with Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser (Side Note: You don't have to read one before the other but they're all good!)