Author: Jessica Warman
Published: May, 2012 (Van Goor)
Source: for review
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family's yacht, where she'd been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all Liz herself, was perfect-or innocent. Critically acclaimed author Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller-coaster ride of a mystery, one that is also a heartbreaking character study, a touching romance, and ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.
Wow, this book was pretty awesome. I shouldn't be surprised, but I just wasn't expecting it. I read it a lot of Young Adult, but I haven't read many thrillers. I really loved this one.
Let me start at the beginning, it's so strong. Elizabeth wakes up on her family's boot and she hears a thumping noise. Soon she discovers it's her body lying there in the water. After that Alex shows up, the boy who was killled in a hit and run a year ago. He explains to her why she doesn't have her memories. Some things she still knows, but others are just gone. Piece by piece she finds them back. Which leads to the thrilling ending of this book.
Liz was a very popular and arrogant girl. She was always busy with her boyfriend, friends, running and eating, or actually not eating. Now she only has Alex in a sort between place. She can watch her friends and family from there and visit memories, but that's all she can do. Throughout the story Liz changes and she becomes friends with Alex, a boy she didn't even want to look at when she was alive.
Between is a real page turner. You just want to find out what happened in Liz's life that she end up dead in the water. Jessica Warman has a great writing style and I'll definitely be reading more by her.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy.