i received a copy of dead girls can’t tell secrets from the publisher (via netgalley) in exchange for an honest review.
dead girls can’t tell secrets review
this book sounds like a riveting read. from the beautiful cover to the promising summary. dead girls can’t tell secrets falls short on it’s promises with boring characters and poor detective work.
being a mystery, were bound to have a multitude of red herrings. the character is supposed to discover clues and investigate each of them in turn. unfortunately, our investigating is just savannah demanding answers from each suspect and moving onto the next one when they insist they didn’t do it.
firstly, how is that a mystery? if i did a crime and someone came to me demanding answers, i’m not going to confess to them. of course i’ll tell them it wasn’t me. why would i willingly give myself up like that? especially when there’s no evidence to prove anything?
secondly, who tf goes up to someone to demand answers? aren’t you scared that they could harm you?
to be honest, i think this book is more suited to a much younger audience (like, maybe middle grade?).
the mystery/investigating aside: the characters were mundane and boring. there was nothing special about any of them. especially savannah. she was insufferable.
the one redeeming part of this book was how easy it was to read. the writing style was easy to follow – i read the whole book in one day.
that’s it. that’s the only redeeming factor to this book.
oh, that and the cover’s pretty.
read at your own volition.