Wednesday, August 11, 2010
BLACK MIRROR by Nancy Werlin
I picked this YA/Mystery novel at the ALA conference from the publisher. I was excited by the excerpt (see below)
Convinced her brother's death was murder rather than suicide, sixteen-year-old Frances begins her own investigation into suspicious student activities at her boarding school.
I really enjoyed this read. The character's voice is what truly kept me engaged the most. I loved this shy, quiet, lonely girl who unknowingly started to pursue her brother's killer and found herself in the process. She and her brother had a strained relationship since he started the school and she was a bit jealous of his friendship and relationship with his bright and airy girlfriend. His friends in this secret society were creepy and deceptive. She stumbled upon her discovery of the murderer and I couldn’t help cheering for her.
The villain was someone I didn't expect and it kept me guessing during several tense moments. This is a good read for someone that loves an even paced mystery with thrilling suspenseful moments and surprises.