on September 27, 2016
Series: Eleanor Ames #1
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Thrillers & Suspense, mystery
Source: eARC from Publisher
At Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.
When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions.
Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.
Chasing Truth is the first book in the young adult mystery suspense series, called Eleanor Ames by Julie Cross. I have read 3 or 4 books by Julie now, and I have to say, not a single one of them was the same. She is a very diverse author. I love that she has no problem changing genres and writing such unique and different books. Chasing Truth is a book that will have you engrossed and wondering what is going to happen next until the very last page. I think this book is perfect for fall and the month of October. This is the time of year that I like to transition into some suspense and horror books. And you all know that I love a prep/boarding school setting. For some reason, I think it lends itself really well to mysterious atmosphere rife with secrets. What could be better than that?
Chasing Truth a book better left for you to discover on your own. I am not going to spoil it for you, but I will say that the characters are my favorite part about the book. The suspense and atmospheric writing are all excellent as well, but I really loved the characters. Eleanor is super interesting because she is a former con artist. The lines between good and bad get all kinds of blurred in this story, which is what makes it so fascinating to me. If you are like me and you like prep school secrets and mysteries. , this is a great book for you to check out. There is romance in Chasing Truth, but it is a little light so far. It might pick up in the books to come. Another thing I loved about Chasing Truth is that it is going to be a series! I love series that are named after/follow a character. Like the Robert Langdon series, or the Sharpe series, because you can follow that character through different places, situations and adventures. I cannot wait to see what Eleanor Ames has in store for us next. This series might be my very favorite read from Julie Cross.
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