tl;drI found this story interesting, and an enjoyable read.
Description: Mallory killed her boyfriend Brian. Since then, she’s been stalked by Brian’s mother, as well as being haunted throughout the night. When Mallory’s father suggests they send her to his old boarding school to get her away from the town, her mother agrees. Mallory is eager to leave, hoping to leave behind the memory that haunts her, but as she arrives at her new school she learns that its going to be harder than she thought. In a place where secrets are traded like currency, a place where it seems as though everyone already know’s about the murder, Mallory is struggling to keep hold of her dwindling sanity as the thing that haunts her is getting worse each day.
So, I cant lie. This book’s synopsis intrigued me. A girl kills her boyfriend? Oh man. And it jumps right in to the time following the murder - just a few weeks past the incident I believe.
Mallory was an interesting character. She’s a typical teenager: young, immature, and acting like she’s older than she is. After murdering her boyfriend - and not being charged because it was declared self defense, she goes off to the boarding school her dad went to. Her dad wanted her to go to this boarding school for some time, but originally both Mallory and her mother said no. But after the traumatic events, they both decided Mallory getting away was for the best.
Anywho. The pacing of the story was done well. You get current time with snippets of Mallory's memories surrounding the murder. She has resorted to taking sleeping pills before bed, however, because she is haunted every night as she falls asleep. When creepy things start happening in her dorm when she's away and asleep, however, she starts to rethink the sleeping pill thing.
I really feel like this review is in-cohesive and I am sorry for that. My brain is dead today. Seriously, I'm super sorry. :(
Anyways. The writing style was pretty good, easy to get in to and definitely written for teens. The characters were ok, I could see how some could find Mallory to be frustrating with her constant running away from everything and moodiness, but then again... she did just kill someone out of self defense. So, you know, that would happen. I thought it was a pretty good mystery, and definitely had some creepy elements to it. Worth a read, especially if you're looking for something quick that isn't part of a series.