Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. I just recently discovered Penguin’s First to Read service and I here to tell you all about the first book I received.
Title: Nothing Left to Burn
Author: Heather Ezell
Release Date: March 13
Summary: Audrey Harper has a secret and it’s a secret that she needs to be keep. The secret isn’t that she lost her virginity the night before to her possibly bad boy boyfriend, Brooks, and the secret isn’t about what happened with her best friend’s older brother on Friday. No, Audrey’s secret is about the fire raging through her hometown in Orange County and dark secret from Brooks’ past that may be related to the origin of the fire.
Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. It’s being marketed as a mystery but it’s so much more than that. The book is actually part mystery and part part coming-of-age story with a little romance and a hint of a thriller. Audrey is a complicated main character who is trying to make sense of huge life changing events such as falling in love and being betrayed. She is complex and realistic and a main character that makes you keep reading. The reader is drawn into mysteries of Brooks along with Audrey. You are compelled to follow Audrey on her journey to learn what Brooks is hiding as everything is revealed as she travels down the dark and twisty path of secrets. It is this path that makes the book a must read. Ezell crafted a mystery that is slowly revealed in an enticingly languid pace with beautifully haunting proses which makes the reader unable to put it down.
Bottom-line: “Nothing Left To Burn” is a beautifully written mystery with complex and realistic characters that make the book a must read.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5
I received an eARC of this book through Penguin’s First To Read service in exchange for an honest review.