Review: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Truly, Madly, DeadlyTruly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Page Count: 272
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: eArc provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


Synopsis From Goodreads:

They Said It Was An Accident...

Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note:

You're welcome.

Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren't the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer's every move...

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Truly, Madly, Deadly was a great mystery that held enough suspense and thrills to keep me entertained. It was just the right amount of scary (at least for me) and not too dark.

I thought Sawyer was an okay protagonist. I wasn't especially drawn to her, and I couldn't really relate to her, but I could definitely feel sympathy for her because it seemed she was so dejected at times. I liked that she was trying very hard to get her life back on track. I could totally understand why she had conflicted feelings about her boyfriend's death because of the abuse she suffered from him.

Soon after her boyfriend's death, scary and weird things started happening around Sawyer. When she became aware that she was being stalked, Sawyer didn't know where to turn or who to trust. As people around her began getting hurt, it seemed like she was more alone than ever, even though she was surrounded by people who cared about her. There were times when I thought that Sawyer didn't take the threats against her safety seriously enough. I know I was scared for her on several occasions, and just I wish she had shown more interest in her own self preservation.

I was definitely intrigued while reading, and I was very intent on discovering who the killer/stalker was. There were so many twists and turns that I never really felt as though I knew who to point my finger at. Even though I had suspicions early on, I really had no idea who the killer/stalker was, so I started second guessing myself. It totally made sense in the end, but I was still very surprised.

I loved the pace of the story. The author did a great job at keeping up the suspense throughout the book. This was a good page turner that held my interest and kept me reading right up to the end. Truly, Madly, Deadly was an enjoyable and entertaining read that I recommend to anyone who loves a good YA mystery.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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1 comment:

  1. Exactly! I had suspicions early on - there was one scene in particular that had me thinking you know who was the stalker/killer, but then as the book progressed the author kind of threw different possibilities at us and I started second guessing myself.

    Great review!

    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

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