Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. This feature highlights an upcoming release that I am excited about.
This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Total Pages: 320
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Goodreads Book Description
No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.
Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.
Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.
Why I’m Excited
I like you guys, so I am going to admit something to you. I hope you all realize that I am not a crazy person, and that I mean this statement in the least creepy way possible. I HAVE A *THING* FOR CRIME. I just find it so interesting. My Mom laughed at my sister and me once because we were in our separate rooms getting ready to go to my aunt’s house for Christmas Eve, and my sister was watching some Christmas movie while I was watching Criminal Minds. Nothing says Christmas cheer quite like murders and hunting down bad guys, am I right? Anyways… books about crimes are basically auto-buys for me. The anticipation of identifying the bad guy (or girl), the anxiousness of uncovering the evidence, the (usually) slow reveals of the details of a case…GAH it’s all just so thrilling! I can’t wait to get to the bottom of the River Point Boys’ mystery!
What upcoming book are you looking forward to?
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How do you feel about crime books – do they intrigue you? Weird you out? Make you sad/mad/anxious?