Author: Hannah Jayne
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Sourcebooks Fire (July 1, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Two jumped off the pier that night...but only one came back alive
Bryn did everything with her best friend Erica. So when someone dared Erica to jump off the pier one night at Harding Beach, Bryn was right by her side. But when Bryn made it back to the surface, Erica was nowhere to be found. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn't ready to let go of the past...
I love Hannah Jayne's stories. She never ceases to bring an edge of suspense and mystery into each and every one of her books. An almost creepy vibe like feel keeping you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next and most of all, who can be trusted and who can't.
The Dare kept me guessing and wondering right up to the very end. Constantly in a state of turmoil wondering if the protagonist was crazy, disturbed or if someone was really out to get her.
As haunting pieces of that night slowly surface we are faced with the reality of what really happened that night months ago when Bryn dared her best friend Erica to jump into the freezing water and swim to shore and still we are left wondering what was reality and what was the imaginations, fears and guilt of a young girl left with the consequences and heartache of thinking that she was responsible for her friend's death.
This was probably my favorite book of Jayne's yet and really shows how much the author's ability to weave a tale of mystery has really blossomed and grown.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*