Thursday, December 19, 2013

Racing & Spine Chilling: The Killing Woods - Lucy Christopher

The Killing WoodsThe Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Date Released: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd

Pages: 369 Pages
Format: ARC
Source: Won @ Teenreads.com
Rating: LOVED
Series: Standalone 

Goodreads Synopsis:  Emily’s dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. Emily is sure he is innocent, but what happened that night in the woods behind their house where she used to play as a child? Determined to find out, she seeks out Damon Hillary the enigmatic boyfriend of the murdered girl. He also knows these woods. Maybe they could help each other. But he’s got secrets of his own about games that are played in the dark.

A new psychological thriller from the award-winning and bestselling author of STOLEN and FLYAWAY.


From Goodreads




The Killing Woods is what I would call an "addictive and unraveling YA suspense novel"! It had a perfect blend of the typical thriller novel, but Lucy Christopher adds her own twist and plays mind tricks on her readers. I would gladly love to re-read The Killing Woods and pick up Lucy's other book, Stolen in the future. 

The pacing is an aspect in the killing would that made it addictive. Lucy Christopher slowly builds anticipation and assumptions for the reader, but once you turn the next page you are completely wrong. Emily Shepard's dad is convicted of manslaughter/murder when all fingers point to him killing Ashlee Parker. But as the plot line moves and by the way it's completely smart and done perfectly right I couldn't believe it! Lucy Christopher will definitely make your jaw drop once you see everything piece together and I love it when a book does it flawlessly. Even though we get a little cast of characters in the book, it was a great amount and balanced out the pacing of the novel. I loved Emily's endurance to prove her dad innocent and it was a book about coming to terms. 

The ending of The Killing Woods was written really well. Lucy Christopher manages to wrap up the conclusions you could possibly have by the end and hits it out of the water. I am definitely looking forward to see bloggers and reader pick up this book once it hits shelves in Jan 2014! 

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