Stormi's Review: Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu & Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: AW Teen
Released: March 1st 2016
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller
Length: 272 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Kadence Mulligan's star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then she launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren's vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady's boyfriend. But Lauren knows how deceptive Kadence could be sometimes. And nobody believes Lauren when she claims she had nothing to do with the disappearance. Or the blood evidence As the town and local media condemns Lauren, she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the truth herself. Lauren slowly unravels the twisted life of Kadence Mulligan and sees that there was more to her than she ever knew. But will she realize she's unknowingly playing a part in an elaborate game to cover up a crime before it's too late?
Five Boundless Stars
I received a paperback copy of this book in return for an honest review. I was not disappointed. I rated this a 5, but I'd rate it a 10 if I could. In my mind, it was a 10!
This book follows Lauren and her best Kady; Who goes missing. Lauren is the number one suspect. They were both musicians until Lauren gets sick and is ordered not to sing or make music. Then when Kady performs as a solo act one night and then goes missing, Lauren is the top suspect. The whole book she is on the search for the truth. Who hurt Kady? Where is she? You also see the view from Jude, an old friend of Laurens who had been hurt by Kady and Lauren in the past. Together, they try to solve the mystery of Kady's disappearance. They put aside all past hurts and search for the truth together. This book was really good. Lauren is a character that is easy to like. At first, so is Kady, but as the book goes on she becomes a little easy to hate as well. This book was a great mystery from beginning to end. This is not a book that is predictable. Many mystery books, you seem to figure out what the ending will be early on, but not this book. This book kept me guessing. I thought I knew, but then I would change my view. That's why the ending was such a shock. It really was a HOLY COW ending. It was awesome. This book was captivating. It was full of action and suspense. It was written great. This was a great book all around.