A blog of endless curiosity
Great for 14-18 yr olds
Eliza Boans is a stuck-up piece of work. She’s shallow, she’s rich, she goes to the best school and is in the IT crowd with the beautiful girls. And Eliza Boans is a murderer.
Despite the fact that she’s horribly unlikeable at the very beginning, the reader is quickly sucked into Eliza’s world, and can’t help but admire her sass. She’s a wildcat whose bravado hides a deep pain – her mother pays her the scantest attention, and sometimes she feels as if she just doesn’t fit in the world. She’s also very funny. And she has a good influence: Neil. Neil is the sweet, genuine boy next door who knows Eliza’s truthful side, and if she can just learn to accept someone of a lower social status, there is hope for them both.
The story is continually interrupted by scenes of Eliza being interviewed by a detective trying to nail down the truth. It lends a darkly disturbing drive to the action – you know something awful’s going to happen, just not how they’re going to get there. Fast-paced, tense, and yet often sweet and humorous too, this is a book that is very hard to forget, and one you’ll be thinking about for weeks afterwards!