Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday 27 March 2016

Sanctuary Bay

Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

January 2016

ISBN: 978-1-250-05136-3

Pages: 320

Contemporary YA thriller

Sarah Merson has received an opportunity of a lifetime and it seems too good to be true. A chance to attend the most elite prep school in the country, Sanctuary Bay Academy.  Nothing could sound more appealing than a chance to escape to its tranquil setting on Swans Island especially after bouncing around from foster home to foster home. Now she has been thrown into a world of privilege and secrets.  Sarah quickly comes to the attention of Nate who is the class charmer and also her roommate’s boyfriend, Ethan who is dangerously attentive. These things also prove to be the least of her worries. Sarah finds herself in a race against time when her roommate suddenly goes missing. Sarah races to find her but she also needs to save herself and discover the truth behind Sanctuary Bay’s glossy reputation no matter how dark that truth is.

This is a story that takes off right from the beginning and doesn’t stop until the end.  It is full of suspense that keeps building and proves to be entirely engrossing for readers. The characters are intriguing and move the story along at a fast pace and make for a story that is extremely hard to put down.  It will also have readers wanting to check out more books from the authors and hoping for more from Sanctuary Bay.  For readers that enjoy both Young Adult and Suspense this is a definite must read. 

I give this one 5 red roses


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