Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.
But she can’t shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?
Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn’t want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.
Review: This book had such potential. It was well written, a fun read, interesting story, etc. I loved how it went back and forth between the story and Pippa’s notes for her project.
But, this book lost me when about half way through the author literally took the plot from I Know What You Did Last Summer and threw it into the book with some minor changes. That, in my opinion, is super lazy writing and ruined what was left of the book for me.
Also, I figured out what happened to Andie early on, and for the author to make someone as smart as Pippa miss the glaringly obvious clue was kind of dumb, as well.
It appears this may be the start of a series, so let’s hope the next one is better.