Title: You Were Never Here
Author: Kathleen Peacock
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Published By: Harper Teen (October 20, 2020)
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Cat hasn’t been to Montgomery Falls, the town her family founded, since she was twelve years old. Since the summer she discovered she could do things that no normal twelve-year-old could do. Since she had her first kiss with Riley Fraser. Since she destroyed their friendship.
Now, five years later, she’s back and Riley has disappeared.
For the last three months no one has heard from or seen Riley. And while there are all sorts of conspiracy theories about where he went, neither the police nor his parents are any closer to finding him. When Noah, Riley’s brother, asks for help in discovering what happened, Cat is torn between wanting to learn the truth and protecting the secret that she’s been guarding ever since that summer she and Riley stopped speaking.
But then a girl is discovered floating in the river, barely alive with no knowledge of who attacked her or why. With the possibility that someone out there is hunting teens, Cat must make a choice: Use her unusual ability to discover the truth and find Riley or keep running away from a power she can’t control. Only one choice will put her in a killer’s sights…
I really enjoyed Peacock's Hemlock series years ago so when I saw she had written a new book, a thriller at that, I knew I had to read it.
This was everything I love in a good page turning mystery that keeps me on my toes and in a thriller that really knows how to get the heart pumping.
I could not put this one down. It was everything I was looking for and then some. I loved the setting, the characters, the mystery and of course the touch of paranormal that I always crave in a good read. It kept me wondering, guessing, and most of all, turning the pages eagerly awaiting the next clue, the next thrill ride, the next puzzle to piece together.
I can't recommend this enough. It reminded me all over again what a treat it is to read one of this author's books and how much I enjoy her writing. A perfect read to get out of my own head, from the worries of the world and be immersed in a good story that takes me away and into another place, into new characters, and into something that lets you let it all go, relax and enjoy the ride.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*