BOOK: WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND
AUTHOR: SAMANTHA HAYES
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: ARC / CROWN PUBLISHING
A mesmerizing new thriller from the author of Until You’re Mine
Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident and a suicide note is found among his belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community.
Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Radcote for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo’s son, seems troubled and uncommunicative, and Jo is struggling to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Lorraine becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more sinister at work? Finding answers might help Freddie, but they’ll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is–or whoever it is–that’s killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself.
Wicked, intense, and utterly compulsive, What You Left Behind confirms Samantha Hayes as a top thriller writer.
*FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK CROWN PUBLISHING FOR THE REVIEW COPY* THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!
IF YOU WANT A MYSTERY/THRILLER/CRIME BOOK, I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU THIS!
TO BE HONEST, I DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY IDEA WHO’S SAMANTHA HAYES UNTIL I ENDED UP BROWSING HER BOOK ON GOODREADS! AFTER I’VE READ THE SYNOPSIS, I WAS SO INTRIGUED BY THIS BOOK AND MY FIRST REACTION IS “I WANT TO READ IT!!!!” AND ITS RELEASE DATE WILL BE ON THE 14TH OF APRIL 2015.
SO YEAH, I’VE LEARNED SO MANY THINGS IN THIS BOOK! ALTHOUGH IT’S SLOW-PACED AT FIRST, IT’S GOOD THAT I CONTINUED READING IT! SOMETIMES, IF I REALLY GET BORED ON THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS, I WON’T FINISH READING THE BOOK. BUT I HAVE AN INSTINCT THAT THIS BOOK WILL BE A GOOD ONE STARTING ON THE 100TH PAGE. I’M RIGHT.
THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I’VE READ A MYSTERY/THRILLER/CRIME BOOK AND IT’S ALSO NOT A YA BOOK! AND IT’S IN 3RD PERSON POV. EVERYTHING SEEMS NEW TO ME, ACTUALLY! 🙂
AS WHAT I’VE TOLD YOU, IT WAS KINDA SLOW AT FIRST BUT OHHH MY GOOSSHHH, WHEN YOU’VE REACHED PAGE 100 AND SO ON, IT’S PRETTY DAMN CREEEPYYYY!!!!
THESE ARE SOME OF MY REACTIONS WHILE I WAS READING THIS BOOK:
“WOAHH!! DID SHE JUST DO WHAT?!?!?!?!”
“what??? how could that person do that?!?!”
“no way!! i’ve trusted you!!! whyyy???”
YUP! THIS BOOK IS REALLY MIND-BLOWING! I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL EVERYONE. IT’S REALLY A MYSTERY!!! “ARE THEY REALLY SUICIDES?” THAT IS THE QUESTION!! SOMETIMES, EVEN THE AUTHORITIES CAN’T BE 100% SURE OF ALL THE EVIDENCES THAT THEY’VE GATHERED. THEY DON’T KNOW IF SOMEONE’S MESSING WITH THEM OR IT’S REALLY TRUE. ANOTHER THING THAT CREEPS THE HELL OUT OF ME IS THE NAME OF THE ROAD WHICH IS DEVIL’S MILE OMG. IT’S REALLY CREEPY, SERIOUSLY.
SAMANTHA HAYES DID A GREAT JOB BECAUSE SHE SCARED ME SO MUCH AND IT’S WORTH THE READ!