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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Death and the Girl Next Door

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

October 2012

ISBN: 978-0-312-62520-7

Pages: 274

Contemporary, Paranormal Riley’s Switch, New Mexico

Lorelei McAlister is starting to accept the fact that her parents that disappeared ten years ago just aren’t coming back.  And while she misses them life must go on and she has her grandparents and best friends.  Being a sophomore she is finding that high school isn’t as bad as she thought it would be.

At least it wasn’t until the school loner, Cameron Lusk, started stalking her.  Every time she turns around Cameron is there.  Not to mention the fact she can find him outside her house night after night.  Things are further complicated by a new guy that comes to town, Jared Kovach.  Jared is tough and sexy and when he comes to school things change even more. 

Cameron and Jared despise each other instantly and Lorelei is completely mystified by the fact that it seems to be completely due to her. 

Lorelei gets the feeling the Jared knows something about her parents but what?  And what does Cameron mean when he says Jared can’t have her? 

This is wonderful story.  The twist to the Angel of Death makes this a very fun read and will have readers clamoring for more.  The story line is very interesting and will keep the reader guessing as to just what is going on and what each character has to do with everything that is happening.  The story also gives some really good twists that the reader will never see coming.  It will also have readers very happy to find out this is the beginning of a new series of books that will have them eagerly reaching and waiting for the next books in the series.  This is a Young Adult that is sure to please everyone and will have readers checking out other books by this author.

I give this one 5 red roses 

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