Author: Kara Terzis
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Source: Irish Banana Blog Tours
What can I say about Frayed?
I DEVOURED IT.
This book has such an interesting premise. The story takes place a few months after Ava's (our main character) sister, Kesley, has died. Kesley didn't die a normal tragic death - nothing mundane like a car accident or anything... No, Kesley died a horrible death. She was MURDERED. And no one knows who did it. It is an unsolved crime.
So of course, Ava has to take it upon her self to figure out who the murder is (that is how stories like Frayed work after all) and she finds herself working with people she would have rather not talked to in any other circumstance.
So, I did enjoy Frayed. I read through it rather quickly and I was anything but bored with the story, I would have to quite simply sum this book up as a guilty pleasure read for me.
Why would I say that? Because Frayed is far from perfect... There are some issues within it.
I don't want to fully detail out any of these issues for you... I would hate for you to go looking for them while you are reading Frayed for yourself. But they are there and it is highly likely that you will discover at least a few of them on your own without anyone pointing them out.
But you know what?! If you can find it in yourself to be able to look past the issues in Frayed, you will really enjoy the story. Once I started reading it, I was pulled in. I would start reading and then, eventually, I would look up and a lot of time had passed and the amount of pages I read through during that time...Yeah I got lost in this book!
Also, something that I really really liked in Frayed was the use of Ava writing a letter to Kesley. The letter parts were my favorite pieces to read. I felt that the really let us see Ava for who Ava is. It was a great tool employed by Kara Terzis. Honestly, I don't think I would have minded if the whole story had been written in letter form!
Oh and on a super weird side note...I think I read Kesley's name incorrectly for probably half the book before I realized that her name wasn't Kelsey...
All in all, if you want to get lost in a quick read that is going to suck you in, and you don't mind some imperfections (we are all only human and I am sure that Kara Terzis will only become a better author...I think Frayed shows she has a lot of promise!) then I think you will really like Frayed!
This review is based on a copy provided by the publisher via Irish Banana Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review
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