Aftermath

Aftermath

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers spine-chilling thrills as a small town deals with the fallout of a school shooting. Secrets don't remain hidden for long in this read: perfect for fans of Kara Thomas's Darkest Corners and Lynn Weingarten's Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls .

Three years ago, Skye's brother Luka died in a mass shooting at the local high school. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim -- he was a shooter. Now, Skye returns to the small town she had fled to start anew. But the scars of the past don't heal easily. And there's one person Skye dreads seeing most: Jesse Matin. Her childhood crush and former best friend until the massacre tore them apart.
Told in alternating points of view, Skye and Jesse wade into the mystery of what took place that fateful day. But someone clearly doesn't want Skye back in town, and when she and Jesse uncover new evidence that could clear Luka's name, it becomes obvious that someone wants the past to stay buried. In the aftermath of violence, someone has to pay. Blood for blood.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong comes a mind-bending thriller that will have readers keeping the lights on.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Penguin Teen, ©2018
ISBN: 9780385686457
Characteristics: 371 pages ;,22 cm.

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JCLEmmaF Jun 18, 2018

Luka was a school shooter, straight and simple. Three years after his death in the school, Skye must return to the ill-fated school, facing students while the memory is all too fresh. Intertwined with her complicated relationship with her ex-best friend Jesse, Skye navigates this increasing dangerous and complicated terrain. A complex and emotional thriller.

I am intrigued by stories about siblings and significant others of people who have committed relevant crimes, such as school shootings or rape. I think it is a deeply important, ignored, and relevant concept that pushes us to deal with the complexity of empathy. This book didn't necessarily disappoint on this front, but it's definitely more of a thriller than I had anticipated; which kept me reading. And reading. And reading, into the night, after making sure the doors were locked.

I have quite a bit to say about this book, a lot of mixed feelings, but definitely would recommend to anyone wanting a thriller and strong, diverse females!

DCLteens Apr 30, 2018

I thought this was a well done thriller that also explored the grief, guilt and healing after a school shooting.

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