Author: Melissa MarrBlurb: When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: YA thriller
Bottom Line: Good page turner but lacking depth
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For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling
Review: I wanted to love this book but I just didn't. It was enjoyable with a real page turner of a mystery, but... I didn't love it. Actually the more I wrote this review, the less I liked the book.
When it came to the whodunit of it all the reveal wasn't a great 'A-ha!' moment, more of an 'Oh'. As a matter of fact it seemed a little unrealistic. After Eva and Nick figured it out, their actions were unnecessarily risky to the point of ludicrous. Maybe it's just the mom in me but I had a very hard time with the excessive amount of danger they placed themselves in at the end of the novel.