I received a gifted copy and am providing a review.
The premise of this book surrounds a drug problem happening in the local high school. Hollywood actress Josie Ashbury has moved back home to get out of the limelight of Hollywood, and she has landed herself a job at the high school in the small town of Lakeview, and being such a small town there really are no secrets.
This tragic tale starts out immediately with the crime and with Josie finding herself immersed in trying to solve the real reason behind what happened. This leads her to cross paths with Sean who is now a member of the Lakeview police department. Yes! You guessed it, there’s history between the two. Josie also has a new love interest, Jake, which is something that came as quite a surprise to her.
I liked Josie’s character as she is portrayed as someone with a past that she is trying to come to terms with. She has trust issues, which I think is something we can all relate to. In this tale, there are also teenage issues which are so relevant in today’s world, again making this a believable tale. While I figured out the whodunnit in this tale, I did enjoy this story. I even liked the fact that Josie has two cats, Monroe and Presley, who provide her a great deal of comfort after some trying days and times. I like the fact that Josie opened herself up to trusting again. There are also some close-knit teenage friendships that are very relatable as well. Secrets, lies, dysfunction … to name just a few of the underlying themes. This book ends on a note to lead the reader to believe that there will be more of Josie in the future. It will be interesting to see if Josie stays in Lakeview, goes back to Hollywood, or moves on to another town … I’m sure she’ll be sleuthing around wherever she ends up.
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