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the thing about scorpions

“Autumn had been born six weeks before her due date. Maybe she wasn’t complete. Perhaps God was about to give her a heart and a conscience, but she came out before she was whole.”

Something is wrong with Autumn. Unfortunately, she has a way of getting her friends to do anything. Lying and manipulating are her special skills. Fifteen-year-old Cicely Scott and her friends find themselves tangled in Autumn’s web unable to free themselves as bodies pile up around them. Cicely is at her breaking point and must find a way to release herself from Autumn’s clutches. The only problem with that: Autumn won’t let her go easily. Then there’s poor Emma, the pretty girl dating Autumn’s crush who mysteriously turns up missing . . .

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This a complex young adult book. There is something truly scary about someone being able to manipulate and lie to people to get them to do just about anything, including killing someone. When these people are kids, it gets even more frightening.

Autumn is such an individual. She can get people to do just about anything she wants, including letting her choke her friends, sister and eve helping her cover her tracks when she hurts other people.

The story progressed well for me. I liked how you got to the friendship of the six girls as young children then the main part of the story takes place when they are sixteen. It’s a clever way to show the true dynamic between the characters and how things changed.

Everyone seemed to hate Autumn yet she had control over her friends. Her friends who are not as nice as they would like to think they are.

I was a fan of how the story wrapped up one mystery but let one as a cliff hanger ready for the next book. Which I am very much looking forward to.

The only thing was I am sure someone would have noticed what was happening, in a small town as it was described.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Similar books in my opinion

The dynamic of the six girls especially at the start was very similar to Pretty Little Liars, I was glad when things changed, felt like the book was coming into it’s own.

pretty little liarsgone too farblack ice