Three months before she died Daina Harrow faced a bully at school.
Six weeks before she died Daina Harrow suffered an assault in the park.
One week before she died Daina Harrow stole a secret people had killed to hide.
That was ten years ago. Ten long years.
Now, her bones have been found on a building site. A coroner's inquest has been reopened. A parade of witnesses is about to start.
And Daina's here. Watching every day as her mother cries in the courtroom. Watching every day as her friends, and her enemies, and her killers lie about her on the stand.
Watching, and making sure that no matter what the coroner hears, you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
So help you God.
Oh, this was a really fantastic book! But oh, was it hard to read! I mean, it's about a girl who's been dead for 10 years, who is now watching her trial. She's saying what might not be truly going on in the trial. And then when we found out why she died, she might have helped people, but her death was caused by that help. Which sucks. But it's the kind of person that Daina was!
So Daina had a pretty hard time before she was killed. And it's not cool, that she had to go through that, that people would act that way to another human being. But Daina deals with it pretty great, all the bad things.
I loved her commentary of what was going to happen, how it was going to happen, like the very beginning, when her body was about to be found, and how she knew what was going to happen. And that ties into the ending, which was bittersweet, but really great!
When we finally get to the ending, and everything comes together, and we know why she was killed, from that incident when she was 5, and then the investigation that she'd conducted, and how everything came out, it's like, she's dead, but the reason why she died, it's come out, so some good came come out of it? Yeah.
Really this book was fantastic, and I enjoyed it so much! Glad that it came together like that!
Author: Katherine Jayton
Read: April 7th, 2015
Source: Reading Addictions Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded like a good book, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Jayton
Published: January 25th 2015
Katherine Hayton is a 41 year old woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and currently resides two minutes walk from where she was born. Fascinating, eh?
She's the author of two spectacular un-bestselling books (unless you count tiny niche genres on Amazon, which of course you should) FOUND, NEAR WATER and new release SKELETAL.
She is currently curled up on her couch with her typewriter (laptop) while she tries very hard to give birth to her next novel AS YET UNNAMED BUT PROBABLY INVOLVING GRUESOME MURDERS.
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