➸ [Reading] ➺ Take The Fall By Emily Hainsworth ➭ – Peakpopa.info
3.5 starsMy first young adult murder mystery book of the year Suspenseful and dark, but so fun to read It had a great dose of twists and surprises I was convinced I knew whodunnit up to the end, but then WAM Emily Hainsworth got me That s the kind of thing you want from a good murder mystery Red herrings are always a plus There were shades of Twin Peaks throughout making for a unique tone and setting It seems everyone has their secrets Take the Fall is about Sonia and the search for her best friend s killer By the end of the prologue, Sonia has escaped an attack in the woods and finds out her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, has been found dead at the bottom of the falls At the top of the police s suspect list is Marcus, Gretchen s most recent ex boyfriend He insists his innocence and asks for Sonia s help clearing his name While their list of potential suspects grows, the threat of danger against Sonia grows Will they find out who killed Gretchen before it s too late Are the police right about Marcus after all I thought the story was really intriguing at times, but was missing something to make it unputdownable There was a good amount of character development I really enjoyed how layers of Gretchen were revealed slowly throughout In ways I was reminded of Pretty Little Liars because of the friendship dynamics and town full of secrets If you typically enjoy murder mysteries and young adult novels, this is a perfect combination of the two.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review via edelweiss. I really enjoyed Emily s other book, so was beyond thrilled to get my greedy hands on this one.I really liked Sonia She s smart and being in her head had me captivated right from the beginning There are a lot of secondary characters cough suspects cough and Emily did a fantastic job at getting me to believe that everyone was involved and no one could be trusted.There are some excellent plot twists that I didn t see coming Every time I thought I had it figured out, something new would be revealed It s a delicious game of mindfuckery and I loved every bit of it.My main complaint for lack of a better word is that I wish there would have been an epilogue Don t get me wrong, the ending totally works with the story, but I m greedy and wanted Perhaps something a bit future orientated Huge thanks to Balzer Bray and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review 4.5 StarsTake the Fall is one of the most suspenseful books of the year The reader will be turning the pages like mad, eager to learn the truth This crime novel is action packed as the characters try and catch a killer, and the focus is on the mystery, not the romance, which is enjoyable However, the ending may be disappointing for some in this whirlwind of a story.Take the Fall has all the components of a good mystery characters searching for possible suspects and attempting to uncover evidence, and the massive reveal of the murderer s identity at the end Also, there is so much suspense as the characters get closer and closer to the truth Add the fact that it is action packed, and this book contains that right mix for a perfect who done it that will keep the readers on the edge of their seats The subplot in this book is really enjoyable as well and adds to its overall appeal There is a romantic theme in Take the Fall between the two main characters While these types of dramas in books can sometimes take away from the plot, it isn t the main focus of the story As a reader, I want to focus on the solving of the problem and not get distracted by unimportant details This love affair was just the right amount to keep Hainsworth s story at its fast pace.The only thing really lacking in Take the Fall was the ending It is hard to provide details without spoiling the book, however, the whole ending didn t really make sense For such a well written novel, it was surprising to have it end the way it did If perfect endings are important to you, then this book might not be your cup of tea.Take the Fall is a suspenseful mystery with a focus on crime, not romance Though I enjoyed most of this book, the ending didn t really satisfy me However, I would recommend fans of the mystery thriller genre, since this book really fits the bill with the crime aspects. Who doesn t love a good heart pounding, pulse racing thriller We are immediately thrown right into the very heart of the story as the novel opens with Sonia frantically fleeing the woods for her life after being attacked and nearly killed.Right off you know this will be a mystery that is gong to mess with your head and while I did have most of it figured out way early on in the story, the author managed to put twists and new turns into the story that than once, had me questioning whether or not I really did have it all right and whether or not I really did know who attacked Sonia and killed Gretchen.But even though I ended up being right in the end, this story still managed to hold my attention and keep me interested with the suspense, the mystery of why, and of course the slight love interest that was completely forbidden for so many reasons.All in all this was an engaging read that kept me turning the pages right up until the end ARC copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This started strong for me but then the plot just went around and around and around in endless circles, which was frustrating While I think some people will enjoy the ending, I found it annoying than surprising.Full review to come.Read of my reviews on YA Romantics or follow me on Bloglovin Thanks to the publisher for providing a free advance copy of this book for me to review. This was an enjoyable YA murder mystery and much of my enjoyment came from the fact that the author is clearly a Twin Peaks fan Randomly coming across references to the show is always a treat for this fan.The book opens with a murdered girl in a small town.She was murdered near a waterfall.The sheriff as well as the girl s best friend investigate her murder, and secrets gradually come to light.There s a Deputy Brennan.AND the sheriff has a mug that says Damn Fine Coffee The evidence is clear A definite fan.However, the book is its own entity entirely There is a distinct lack of the supernatural and weird Instead, it s about everyday friendships, and how those friendships might not be everything you think they are It s been a long time since I ve enjoyed a YA offering, so I m happy to say that I hung on to every word of this book, despite the occasional questionable decisions the main character made Recommended for those who enjoy YA mysteries. Take the Fall, similar to WHO KILLED GRETCHEN MEYER Fear Grips The Residents Of Hidden Falls The Night Sonia Feldman And Her Best Friend, Gretchen Meyer, Are Attacked In The Woods Sonia Was Lucky To Escape With Her Life, But Gretchen S Body Is Discovered At The Bottom Of A Waterfall Beautiful, Popular, And Seemingly Untouchable, Gretchen Can T Be Gone Even As Sonia Struggles With Guilt And Confusion Over Having Survived, The Whole Town Is Looking To Her For Information Could She Have Seen Something That Will Lead The Police To The Killer At The Top Of The List Of Suspects Is Gretchen S Ex Boyfriend And Sonia S Longtime Enemy Marcus Perez So When Marcus Comes To Sonia For Help Clearing His Name, She Agrees, Hoping To Find Evidence The Police Need To Prove He S The Killer But As Gretchen S Many Secrets Emerge And The Suspects Add Up, Sonia Feels Less Sure Of Marcus S Involvement, And Afraid For Herself Could Marcus, The Artist, The Screwup, The Boy She Might Be Falling For Have Attacked Her Killed Her Best Friend And If It Wasn T Him In The Woods That Night Who Could It Have Been HmmmI liked Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth Didn t love it, but I did enjoy the mystery aspect of the story The book begins with an account of an attack on the main character Sonia She survives the attack, but her best friend Gretchen is found dead The rest of the story unfolds as Sonia and the police try to piece together the clues.About halfway through the book, I was a little frustrated by Sonia s Nancy Drew imitation I mean, if you are getting threatening notes in your locker after your best friend has been murdered, wouldn t you not run to the police for help Not our Sonia She holds on to the postcard I did keep reading because I was curious.The last bit of the book surprised me I didn t see that coming Recommended for young adult readers Thank you to Edelweiss and Balzer Bray for a review copy of this book. DNF at 30%I wasn t connecting to the story or mystery I had a theory so flipped to the back and I was right about a portion of it I think if you can connect to the writing and characters you ll enjoy this but it wasn t for me.