en-Nobody Knows But you - Anica Mrose Rissi Review


The nail-bitingly intense story of a summer at camp that ends in a disturbing death--and depicts a powerful friendship that won't ever be forgotten. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Broken Things. Kayla is still holding on to Lainie's secrets.

After all, Lainie is Kayla's best friend. And despite Lainie's painful obsession with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, and the ways he has tried to come between them, friends don't spill each other's secrets. They don't betray each other's trust.

The murder at the end of the summer doesn't change all that.

Besides--Kayla knows that the truth is not the whole story.

This book starts off so mysterious! I was instantly triggered by the mystery in this book and I couldn't put it down. You knew something happened, but you didn't know what had happened, didn't know who did it, and how.

The story is well written and fine to read. We read the story through letters that are written by the main character (Kayla) to her best friend Lainie. She writes them from her point of view and her own feelings. I really liked reading those letters because they were so honest and pure. It created a bond between reader and character. We get to know her better and we see things different through her perspective.

The author used newspaper articles to tell the other part of the story, which represents the objective side of the story. The author also used descriptions and opinions from other campmates in the story. This was not my kind of thing. It made the story more long-winded and I didn't get it why they were used in the story. After a while I understood that they were used to mislead you to the killer. But they were unnecessary in my opinion and rather boring.

It was kind of a bummer that I knew from the beginning on who the murderer was. That kind of disappointed me. I would have liked it better if it was more intense and had more action to it. I would've liked it when it wasn't so obvious and when I had to think and overthink every character over and over again to find the murderer. I knew from the start who it was and I was kind of disappointed that there wasn't anything trying to mislead me.

The book itself has a nice story and that piqued my interest and made me keep on reading.

Book Specifics:

- Author: Anica Mrose Rissi

- Genre: Young Adult thriller

- Themes: Friendship, trust, murder, detective,...

- Publisher: Quill Tree Books

- Published: 8/09/2020

- Number of pages: 224 pages

- EAN- Code: 9780062685315

- Price: $16.99

- Rating: * * *