Publication Date: July 16, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Keywords: murder, mystery, vacation
Format Read: Hardcover from publisher (thank you!)
Get It: Book Depository
Those are pretty much my feels. And it's been like a month since I actually finished it (Sorry, I've been super behind on reviewing due to my impending GRADUATION FROM COLLEGE in like, 8 days. ACK!)
This book started off intriguing, and I'm realizing more and more I love the rich, party-type, pretentious family books. I'm so not that in real life, and I generally hate those people. But it's so much fun to read about! (i.e., We Were Liars and Great, which I just finished) And it begins with a bang, with a big murder and not knowing what's going on.
From there we move to a series of flash backs and what's happening in present time, so you learn a little bit as you go, and I flew through this book simply because I needed more. I couldn't stand it, and it was written in such a way that gave the exact right amount of information at the right time to peak my interest a ton and make me not want to put the book down ever.
I loved the narrator, she had a ton of personality and flaws, and I liked that she was so human. She's desperate because she's stuck in a foreign country in jail with no one to turn to, and she narrates so well with such a good voice.
I was also pointing fingers like crazy. Seriously, like every other page, I was thinking, "OMG IT WAS (insert any character's name here)!" And then the BIG THING and by the end I was speechless. Like, it was one of those times I shut the book and was confused at how life was still moving because THIS BOOK.
Read When: It's a great summer read, but also really good for a late-night binge session. Begin after dinner. Stay up until 4 reading. And you won't know how to continue functioning, but it's great.