Book Review–All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

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This is the 77th book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.

 

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Published December 18th, 2009 by Delacorte Press

 

A riveting thriller set at a California prep school!

Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.

Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.

Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.

As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.

 

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I have mixed feelings on this one. I really wanted to “love” it, but ended up just “liking” it. It felt like there was more potential than anything. Great idea, somewhat deep characters, but somehow this one didn’t grip me as much as I thought it would.

I liked Audrey’s voice and character better than Neily, though I did feel pretty awful for the guy. The plot was kind of slow moving, but interesting once I got into it.

I didn’t suspect the killer at all. It actually felt like it came right out of the blue since it was one of the last people I suspected.

I’m also not sure what to think about the epilogue. While Neily and Audrey did team up to discover Carly’s real killer, their feelings about one another were kind of bland for the most part.

Liked it, but probably wouldn’t want to re-read.

 

3stars

 

 

 

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