pretty dead girls

Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either.

Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.


I read this book quite quickly since I wanted to know who the killer was, but I struggled after about halfway. The first half was well written and exciting, the second half was boring, repetitive.

Penelope, seemed like a good character at first, but her loyalties changed far too often, yes I know a killer was on the loose and she thought she might be next, but she changed her mind so much it gave me whiplash, this sort of thing does not give a good story. She trusted her friends then didn’t then they said one thing and she did again.

The other characters were good, but some of the stuff they did was unbelievable, the characters were obviously only doing it to make them suspects, which is annoying, throwing in some red herrings is necessary but this was too much.

Now without giving too much away, we are going to deal with the issue of the killer. Until the end there wasn’t really much indication it was them or any motive, it was a little out of the blue, yes it’s good when the reader cannot guess but you want them to have fun guessing and I really didn’t.

Even after everything I said I think it was an okay book, with lots of potential.

3 out of 5 stars