Monday, October 31, 2016

Review: 21 DARES by JC Gatlin

It’s all fun and games…until someone dies.

16 years ago, Abbie Reed’s home was invaded by a stranger with a ghoulish tattoo. That man killed her sister. Ever since then, she’s been traumatized…and watched.

A loner all her life, Abbie never really felt what it was like to be lonely. After all, how can you miss not having friends when you never had any to begin with? Abbie wanted “true friends” like Buffy, Willow, and Xander.

Now, Abbie is turning 21. A group decides to throw her a party, which starts off slow and boring, until someone suggests playing 21 Dares. The dares start off innocent enough, ones typically done for a drunken laugh. But then it becomes serious when someone dies. Overwhelmed with fear and panic, Abbie decides to quit and go home. Then she’s asked, “What would Buffy do?”

Book captured me from the start, and I especially loved the Buffy the Vampire Slayer references. Haven’t thought of that show in a long time.  My only criticism was the typographical errors, which I can normally overlook if the story is well-done, but this one had way too many. That’s why I rated this just shy of 5 stars.

A thrilling suspenseful mystery!

My rating: 4.5 stars

No comments:

Post a Comment