Published - September 2015
They said she was dangerous.
They were right.
I saw this book mentioned during a book meme, I was intrigued and downloaded it. Sometimes the best books are the one's you know nothing about outside of the summary. I want to just say read it, there is something for all, especially the thriller, mystery fans but I think this is perfect for the YA fans that want to get into thrillers. I was captivated and didn't want to go to sleep nights and even bought it to work, which I never do, I just couldn't get enough and had to know what was going to happen.
Petty is a 21 year old GI Jane. Her father has passed and left a will for Petty, this information was a shock to Petty's system. She finally felt free to explore the world and the will had her to continue to be locked up, she would not have it. The will bought up other questions that made her say she needs to research her history, what is really going on. She has been isolated creating a social awkwardness and the kids and town think she is weird but they are also scared of her. She plans her escape and it involves another young adult, Dekker.
Dekker is more than happy to assist Petty, he has a crush on her but in an intriguing advocate way but he quickly ends up in a life or death escape plan without his blessing. This is one of the best characters partnered together for me, it just worked, they were exactly what the other needed. This story is fast paced with twists and secrets being revealed along the way.
Petty has been taught to observe, orient, decide and act, the OODA. She is also a NYCPD tv addict and quotes the TV oath when she is scared. Petty is a character to love and I would love to read more on her but the story ended perfectly, I love my stand alone's and the debut author LS Hawker did it brilliantly. I am excited to read such an intense brilliant thriller. There is no guessing with this one, your guess will be wrong, you are shocked with the secrets and twists and get to the end saying wow, how did the story turn. You are cheering for Petty hoping she finds the family she deserves and before she is captured to continue living a locked up life.
I recommend this one to all my blogging friends, so good. I really hope to see this one around the blogosphere, It will be on my Top 10 list for 2016 I'm sure.
And.......... so exciting and laughable. I have chose this as my book club read, they will receive it at next months meeting to read for April's meeting, YES, finally will get them to read something I love but I think they can handle.