Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 27 June 2019
“When eighteen-year-old Lexi foresees the brutal murder of a young woman outside a club in downtown L.A., she is powerless to stop it.
But then the girl’s ghost appears, seeking vengeance, and Lexi is swept into a dangerous search that could put her directly in the path of a serial killer.
With a touch, Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it’s a gift. But to Lexi it’s a curse—one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of a young woman, Jane, outside a club.
Jane doesn’t go to the afterlife quietly. Her ghost remains behind, determined to hunt down her murderer, and she needs Lexi’s help. In life, Jane was everything Lexi is not—outgoing, happy, popular. But in death, all Jane wants is revenge.
Lexi will do anything to help Jane, to make up for the fact that she didn’t—couldn’t—save Jane’s life, and to keep this beautiful ghost of a girl by her side for as long as possible.”
The synopsis for this book really grabbed my attention, it sounded dark and exciting so I couldn’t wait to get started!
Lexi’s life completely fascinated me, her gift of visualising someone’s death if they touched her was clearly, and understandably, a source of discomfort for her. She seemed like a really tough character but I did wonder if that was just a front and the only way she could get through it.
There were some truly chilling moments that gave me goosebumps, Lexi was pretty much permanently being haunted by one ghost or another and I have to admit that the idea of it really put me on edge (I struggled to read this book at night).
This wasn’t one of those storylines where you can easily predict who the murderer is and why it happened, I was constantly guessing and trying to come up with theories. Then a little LGBTQ romance was thrown into the mix and suddenly a whole host of other questions were raised.
As the storyline neared its conclusion, things became incredibly tense. My heart was pounding and I felt scared for Lexi and her friends, it was gripping!
This was a spooky murder-mystery with plenty of twists that will keep you flipping those pages.
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