I am generally not a fan of books that end up with dead young people. After years of teaching in a high school setting, these books hit too close to home. I am not sure why I decided to read this one, but it is well done and worth the read. Ms. Clark definitely keeps the excitement going, and I often found myself holding my breath. The first few chapters are difficult in that the reader can feel the emotions as the shooters go on their spree. I persevered though and am glad that I did. She takes it way past the high school setting and into some frightening places.
I am not sure that she does quite enough with her character build up. I guess I wanted the relationship between the women to be more like The Women's Murder Club (Patterson) group or maybe television's Rizzoli and Isles. The women in those cases have such obvious feelings of friendship that you want to be part of their group. Don't get me wrong, Knight and Keller are definitely friends. I think the characters might need just a little more depth for me to want to be part of their team.
All in all I believe that Marcia Clark did a very good job with a very touchy subject. Read it and let me know what you think.
Publisher - Mulholland Books
Date of Publication - July 8, 2014