Pitched as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why.
June barely has time to mourn the death of her best friend Delia, before Delia’s ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls is an absorbing page-turner which falls into the YA category but which, I feel, can be enjoyed at any age. I certainly don;’t tend to read a lot of YA books- not because I purposefully avoid them, but really just because there are so many adult fiction novels that I see and want to read that YA doesn’t always get onto my radar as much. However, I was so glad I read this!
I really don’t want to give too much away about the story as there are so many twists and turns! The story is told from altering perspectives, but mainly from the point of view of June, who is (was?) Delia’s best friend. Obviously due to their ages there’s a lot of teenage talk and slang throughout, and I have to say quite a few of the characters got on my nerves, but that seems to be kind of the point… you don’t necessarily like them all, but I was absorbed nonetheless into their dark and crazy world.
This book really keeps you guessing throughout which I really liked! Some aspects of it were pretty unrealistic but it was a lot of fun (though pretty dark) and I really enjoyed reading it. This is actually author Lynn Weingarten’s third book but the first to be published in the UK, so I’d be interested in reading her other novels too, if I could get hold of them!
I’d recommend Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls to anyone looking for an entertaining, enthralling novel which is easy to read.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls is published on July 7th.
** Many thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review **