Recently I read the book Roadkill by UK author Daisy White.
Now, don’t be put off by the title. I initially thought it was a horror book, but once I read the description and subsequently the book, it most definitely is not. It is a mystery, perhaps a thriller as well. It is geared towards young adults, and although I am past that age group, I enjoyed it anyway.
Amazon Description of the Book:
2 am is “Dead Hour” when the vast stretch of motorway is quiet; deserted apart from the body of a teenage girl, sprawled across the fast lane…
Eighteen year old Caz is struggling to come to terms with the death of her older sister Rose, who died in a supposed hit and run accident. Caz is determined to find the driver who killed her sister, and discovers Rose was involved in a dubious social networking site for thrill-seekers; LIVEWIRE.
Caz soon realises the only way to reveal Rose’s killer, and take the revenge she craves, is to participate in the game that killed her sister…
The length of this book definitely makes for a fast and easy read, which is probably fairly common for a book geared toward young adults. It’s been a while since I was a young adult so I don’t totally remember!
There were a couple of transitions from scene to scene, or where Cas is having a memory, where I got slightly confused and had to go back and re-read a couple of times until I found a way that it made sense. And to be honest, I had an inkling who the killer was early on, but couldn’t suss out why. So although not completely unpredictable, I will still in a bit of suspense waiting for that explanation. There were a few phrases that were a little bit foreign to me, but that can be explained away because they author is from the UK and I am from the US!
In general, I would say the book is well-written. I definitely wanted to finish it without setting it down once I started. I would certainly read other books by this author if given the opportunity. The characters are well-developed and described in a way that you can actually envision them in your head.
I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.
Find this book on Amazon: Roadkill
And also check out the Author’s Website: Daisy White