Review – With Malice

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Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.

 

Author: Eileen Cook
Format: Netgalley ebook
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Rating: ★★★★★

Firstly, I would just like to comment on how beautiful the cover of this book is. I think that is definitely one of the things that drew me to the book. So, it was a good job the content was as eye-catching as the cover.

When I started reading this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I know I wasn’t expecting this.

I think the best thing about this book is the fact that its unpredictable. Throughout the whole thing I was unsure of where it would go. It’s evident right from the start that everyone thinks it was Jill that killed her best friend, but there are so many parts of the book that stop you from having a definite opinion. That is definitely what kept me going throughout the whole thing.

At times I found Jill to be annoying, but no character is perfect and the fact that she was annoying was a good part to the story. I also found her parents to be annoying, considering they were making it obvious that they thought Jill had murdered her best friend, but they wouldn’t admit that. Apart from those, I found the character development was good.

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