Friday, April 22, 2016

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

Gilt HollowGilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Zonderkudz-Books and Blink for providing an advance copy of Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon. Mysteries are my favorite genre and teen mysteries like Gilt Hollow will be a favorite for YA readers. Lorie Langdon’s small town of Gilt Hollow seems to be a nice town for all who live there but we find out very quickly there are many lies, secrets, and threats that could shatter this small town along with Willow and those she loves. Willow Lamott grew up inseparable from Ashton Keller. Willow continued to stand up for Ashton when his friend dies at a favorite watering hole with Ashton taking the responsibility while his three friends blame him for pushing Danny off the cliff. It is after spending four hellish years in juvie that a changed Ashton returns to Gilt Hollow to find the real killer. I could not put down this suspenseful mystery with the town and high school hating Ashton, causing Willow to question her feelings for Ashton, all the while confiding to him about threatening texts and notes. I kept turning the pages as the clues seem to once again condemn Ashton with the police taking him in for questioning time and time again. Langdon did an awesome job of creating rules follower, A-type Willlow, and hero, Ashton, who can’t always harness his rage and digs deeper holes for himself. I loved following their drama, ached for the fear and frustration these teens worked through to try to follow clues and find answers to lies, mysteries, and murder. This is a riveting thriller and will keep YA mystery lovers turning the pages; highly recommended!

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