August 30, 2012

ARC Review of Betrayal by Gregg Olsen

Betrayal by Gregg Olsen

Goodreads blurb
In this action-packed thriller sequel to Envy, foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death after a party--and the prime suspect is her best friend. As twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan get pulled into the aftermath of this Amanda Knox-like crime, they realize nothing is what it seems. Could it be betrayal of the ultimate kind? 
Betrayal features real-life crime-solving techniques, heart-stopping suspense, plenty of red herrings, hard-hitting ethical questions, and information about the Amanda Knox case that inspired the novel. As the crime unravels, so does the twins' past…and they must face off against a family member who may unexpectedly have carried out the worst betrayal of all. 

My Review
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for an honest review. I loved the first book in this series and couldn't wait to read the next one. From the moment you start reading this book the action starts. Olivia an exchange student is murdered at a Halloween party. The police begin to investigate this murder and have several people they believe did it including her best friend Bree, the girl she lives with Beth and a few more. The best friend doesn't help matters when she does yoga at the police station while being questioned, make out with her boyfriend the next day plus lots more. The twins Taylor and Hayley they get that feeling that someone has died that night. The same feeling they have had before. They start to get those signs that they receive pointing them in the direction of the killer through visions and signs. In the midst of all that the twins also get text from creepy text guy that makes them look deeper into their own past at what secrets may be there.

I love the twins and all they get into following their feelings and the signs they receive. You really get a better look at what them different from each other and you also get to see more of that special bond they have. Beth is a good character as well you get to see her break down her tough girl exterior at one point and get a good look at who she is under that. Bree is a rich, snobby spoiled, liar and I didn't like this girl at all. She reminded me of mean girls in school who would rip your to shreds all the while laugh about. She doesn't care what is going on she just cares about herself. The other characters you get to read about in this book each have their own impact on the plot.

I really liked how the action starts right away and doesn't let up the whole book. You never know what is going to happen or who the killer is. You can guess you know but trust me you don't. The twins finding out more about their past is like a side store you just know is leading up to a bigger story hopefully coming soon. All the twitter reference and other things the author adds makes a nice touch I think and will help draw in new readers to a great series. I can't say what part because of a spoiler but one had me almost ready to cry. It is such an emotional scene and Gregg Olsen did a great job writing it. When the killer is revealed I was shocked who it was and why they did it. I look forward to the next book in this series as I need to know more where Hay-Tay get their spidey sense I guess you could say. If you want a young adult murder mystery with some great characters pick this one up.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam
Release date is September 4 2012

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