Monday, September 21, 2020

Review: You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock

 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!


Book Description:

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… 


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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.*


30 comments:

  1. Ooohhhh! I was trying to figure out why the author's name was so familiar. I loved the Hemlock books so I definitely want to check this out. It sounds like a terrific mystery!

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    1. *high fives you* Yes! I hope you like this one as well!

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  2. Ohhh this sounds good! I'm always on the lookout for a good thriller! I've never read this author, but this needs to go on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sounds good Kindlemom and I know this is a favorite genre of yours. Fantastic review

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  4. It is a favorite genre for sure and I'm so glad this didn't disappoint!

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  5. Oh this one is new to me but it looks quite good!

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    1. Woo hoo! I'm excited to see what you think about it!

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  7. I really like the sound of this one. Glad you loved it!

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  8. I never did read the Hemlock series but I remember it being a hit. This sounds exactly like something I'd enjoy, and like you I love a diversion to help me mentally change the channel from all the depressing news right now! Gosh, so stressful right now!

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  9. I love a good page turning mystery! :)

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  10. I've never read anything by Kathleen Peacock but this definitely sounds good!!

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    1. I'm so glad that she wrote something new, I had forgotten how much I enjoy her writing. I hope you try her and like her as well.

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  11. Oooh this is so intriguing! I've been trying to give thriller YAs another go but I'm not entirely sure where to start. Might have to give this a try. :)

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    1. They can be hard,d especially when you see so much of it happening before it does.

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  12. This sounds good and I love the pretty colors on the cover.

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  13. I haven't heard of this one, but that's probably because I avoid anything spooky/scary/mysterious. However, I do like to dip my toes into suspenseful books during the fall, so I'll go ahead and add this one to my TBR. 😁

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. It's kind of funny because I hate scary movies but I love scary books!

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