Saturday 8 September 2018


Everyone loves Eva. Beautiful, bright, fun, generous - she's perfect. 

So when her body is found in a ditch in the local woods the only thing anyone wants to know is: Who could have done this?

It has to be Luke, her boyfriend. He has the motive, the means, the opportunity and he's no stranger to the police. 

Even though the picture is incomplete, the pieces fit. But as time passes, stories change.  

Who could have done this? You decide.

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book from Hachette Australia (thank you, thank you) and didn't know what to expect. But I found the blurb interesting, and as soon as I started I was hooked.

Eva is pretty, smart, rich and popular. So when she goes missing and then found dead in a ditch, everyone is shocked. Not to mention that it doesn't take long for people to start pointing a finger at her boyfriend, Luke.

It turns out that the night she was killed, she was at a party and had an argument with Luke. He was also the last person to see her alive.

As the investigation deepens, it soon becomes obvious that Eva wasn't who everyone thought she was. And as the secrets are slowly uncovered, the story of Eva's life isn't as happy as onlookers thought...

Wow. This book was SO good.

The mystery of what really happened to Eva was so intriguing. I couldn't stop turning the pages. Hardly noticed the hours slipping away as I tried to unravel a web that seemed to tighten instead of loosen.


I loved the way the story was told by featuring a bunch of POVs, and how all of them added a little more to complicate things. Luke, the poor boyfriend, who loved her so much but had so many personal issues. Carolina, the secret friend, and daughter of the lead detective, who has her own agenda. Siobhan, the actual best friend, who is easily manipulated and clueless. Rob, Luke's friend, who is divided between his loyalty and future career prospects. Mr Abdul, the kind teacher who knew how to say all the right words of encouragement.

And every single one hides the potential secrets capable of destroying themselves, and so much more.

Eva's diary also revealed the juicy details of a teenage girl in search of passion and danger. The blog entries added fuel to the fire.

I thought the intricate balance between the characters and the events--both past and present--added together, increased the tension and suspicion of just about all the players.

Another very cool thing about this sad story was how all the characters suffer through their share of moral dilemmas. All these people do good and bad things, make good and bad decisions, and are never quite sure if they can trust anyone--even themselves.

It Ends With You is an intense and wicked YA murder mystery that hooked me instantly. It's a real page-turner. I couldn't put it down! The level of paranoia increases almost as fast as the suspicion.

It's a book that isn't afraid to delve into some very uncomfortable situations about the divide between teenagers and adults. And THAT ending was so unexpected, so unique. So clever.

I seriously couldn't put this down!

It Ends With You, September 2018, ISBN 9780349003177, Atom

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