Tuesday, November 27, 2018

{Book Review} Frayed by Kara Terzis

Title: Frayed
Author: Kara Terzis
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date: June 7, 2016
Pages: 297
ISBN: 1492631736 (ISBN13: 9781492631736)
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon

From Goodreads:

Dear Kesley,

My therapist tells me I should write you a letter. Like flushing all my thoughts and feelings out of my system and onto paper. I tell her it's a stupid idea.

But here I am, writing a letter to a dead girl. Where do I start? Where did our story begin? From the moment you were born...or died?

I'll start with the moment I found out the truth about you. Your lies and my pain. Because it always begins and ends with you.
And that end began when Rafe Lawrence came back to town...

Ava Hale will do anything to find her sister's killer...although she'll wish she hadn't. Because the harder Ava looks, the more secrets she uncovers about Kesley, and the more she begins to think that the girl she called sister was a liar. A sneak. A stranger.

And Kesley's murderer could be much closer than she thought...

My Thoughts:

We start off with the letter to Kesley being written by her younger sister Ava. The story jumps right into Ava's life as she is waiting on her best friend to drive her to school. Lia tells Ava that Rafe is back in town and wants to meet with her. This is apparently a huge deal because he was friends with Ava and Kesley before Kesley's murder, and hasn't been seen since before she died. So, of course, the girls think he might have had something to do with it.

There are parts throughout the story where Ava goes back to writing Kesley's letter, but they do not detract from the story, it all flows together nicely.

Ava of course talks to Rafe against her best friend's advice. But she starts to learn some new things about her sister and everyone around her. Ava finds out her boyfriend cheated on her with her sister, and then after forgiving him; she catches him and her best friend together.

Of course after that Ava gravitates more towards Rafe, even though her foster mother objects. But We soon find out that Rafe isn't the one we need to worry about. There is still a killer on the loose.

Ava is your average shy girl, only talks to a select few people at school. She is upset that her sister's murder isn't solved and starts to suspect people around her, Rafe, her now ex-best friend, at first even the girls of the local troublemaker gang K.A.R.M.A.

Ava soon finds out that Kesley was not only part of K.A.R.M.A but that she brought all the girls together. This is when things get interesting in the story, and just so I don't ruin it all... Know that I never saw the ending coming, I had my suspicions of who the killer was throughout the book, but I never would have even thought to suspect the one who actually killed Kesley.


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