And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin (3 out of 5)

This was a nice surprise. I had read other novels by Nancy Werlin and was just okay with them. This one actively engaged me in what was going to happen next. I am more into the dystopian books and unique premise teen titles than I am a mystery, but this was a nice exception. 

Five teens in a building that collapses. How did they get there? Why are they being detained? Who blew up the building? The five teens slowly put together one scenario after another, ending with what they believe to be the answer and also the most horrifying thing imaginable- that their parents are working together to kill them all! Will they get out alive? Who ordered this?! The minute that idea was introduced, the book took a turn that I didn’t anticipate. It also made me highly skeptical that the parents would do this to the kids. Highly implausible. I was expecting the kids to start going Hunger Games on one another, and that didn’t happen, but some other weird things happen. Not saying the book was bad, but I think the parents trying to kill the kids idea may ruffle some feathers in the target age group. Especially with all of the bad news out there in the world at present. But again, a pretty decent story. The characters are well written; just the slight hiccup I mentioned may be a bit of a turn off. This novel releases on June 6, 2017, courtesy of Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. 

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~ by generationgbooks on February 12, 2017.

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