Non 1001 Book Review: It Ends with You by S K Wright
It Ends with You by S K Wright
Published in: 2018
Reviewed by: Book Worm
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This ARC was provided by Little Brown Book Group UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis from Goodreads: ‘If I’d told the truth, it would have been fiction’
Everyone loves Eva. Beautiful, bright, fun, generous – she’s perfect.
So when her dead body is found in a ditch in the local woods the only thing anyone wants to know is: Who could have done this?
It has to be Luke, her boyfriend. He has the motive, the means, the opportunity and he’s no stranger to the police.
Even though the picture is incomplete, the pieces fit. But as time passes, stories change.
Told from six narrative strands, this cleverly woven and utterly compulsive novel challenges preconceptions; makes you second, third and fourth guess yourself; and holds an uncomfortable mirror up to the way societies and systems treat those they perceive to be on the outside.
Book Worm’s Thoughts: This was a solid 3 star read from me. As this is a YA thriller there is not the amount of blood and gore or sexual violence that you tend to find in other thrillers, that said there is a murder and sexual relationships are hinted at.
The story is told in switching narratives and uses different mediums like YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp to reveal the information about what has actually happened to Eva. Each character tells the story of the fatal evening and the events leading up to it in their own voice and from their own perspective so in a way we have 6 unreliable narrators as not one of them knows the whole truth. As the story progresses and we learn about each character the waters become muddier and muddier, however there are enough clues for the reader to piece together the events and come to their own conclusions.
I liked all of the narrators although some felt more real than others, I also enjoyed seeing how the investigation was coming together and how the evidence was being used.
Like any good thriller should this kept me hooked until the final reveal.
Who would like this book? I would recommend this to the target audience of YAs and to any adult who prefers their thrillers to be on the less bloody side.
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