dead jealous

People think of Mother Nature as a gentle lady. They forget that she’s also Death…

Sixteen-year-old Poppy Sinclair believes in quantum particles, not tarot cards, in Dawkins, not druids. Last summer, in a boating accident in the Lake District, Poppy had a brush with death. But the girl she finds face down in Scariswater hasn’t been so lucky. As she fights to discover the truth behind what she believes is murder, Poppy is forced to concede that people and things are not always what they seem and, slipping ever deeper into a web of lies, jealousy and heart-stopping danger, she comes to realise – too late – that the one thing that can save her has been right there, all the time.

I was a little hesitant at reading this at first. The start was at a sort of hippy and spiritual festival, I don’t really like books with those settings, but I persevered and boy I am glad I did. Poppy the main character was  a skeptic she does not believe in spirits, ghosts or other things she has been brought up believing.

The story revolved around Poppy finding the body of a dead girl and seeking the identity of her killer. Poppy carried out her own investigation, getting in lots of trouble along the way. I loved the storyline and really enjoyed the romance in this book. It progressed well and wasn’t insta-love which was refreshing.

The relationship between Poppy and her mother was interesting. Basically Poppy could do whatever she wanted and her mum wouldn’t bat an eye.

I am looking forward to reading the second in the series.

4 out of 5 stars.