By: Abigail Haas
Published: July 2013
Published by: Simon Pulse
Format Read: eBook, Riveted
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Anna Chevalier never had many friends until she transferred to an elite Boston prep school and met Elise Warren. Together they were inseparable and began living a wild life of excess. But, before long it would all come crashing down. While on spring break in Aruba, Elise is found brutally murdered and Anna is suspect number one.
Abigail Haas’ Dangerous Girls is a fast paced young adult thriller that I picked up on a whim. Am I ever glad that I gave this one a chance because I couldn’t put it down. This mystery had me hooked from the first chapter.
The story is told from Anna’s perspective and shifts back and forth from when she first met Elise up to Anna’s more present situation. Sometimes books like that are hard to follow, but that wasn’t the case in this instance. It actually made for a really quick and intriguing read. The author also used different formats such as; call logs, text message conversations and television interviews. This book was chalk full of twists and turns that kept me guessing who the killer was right to the end. My suspicions of the characters would change with each page.
Dangerous Girls is easily one of the best books I’ve read in 2017. I would recommend it to fans of young adult mysteries.