Genre: Contemporary / Mystery
First Impression: Can’t wait to read.
Synopsis: At Hawthorne Lake Country Club your trust fund can’t buy you happiness, but if it’s big enough, it almost always buys innocence. When Willa Ames-Rowan drowns in Hawthorne Lake everyone who’s anyone knows James Gregory is the one who killed her. But no one will ever say a word. Enter The W.A.R. Four girls, four motives to avenge Willa’s death, and only one rule: Destroy the Gregory brothers at any cost. The girls pool their trust funds and devise a series of elaborate pranks to deliver their own particular brand of vigilante justice. Innocence is lost, battles are won, but it’s the truth about what really happened that night that stands to destroy them all.
200words (or less) review: This is W.A.R is the first book I have read by Lisa & Laura Roecker, the blurb hooked me immediately and I started reading almost as soon as I got it.
I didn’t struggle with following the story and the authors have created four very different characters, though truthfully I didn’t much care for any of them I liked how they interacted and the different points of view they bought to the story.
Much like the characters I went through different stages while reading the story, at the beginning I was so engrossed I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough but by the middle I was starting to worry. My problem is that I missed “pranks” being the best description of what the girls do. I was expecting a rather dark tale of revenge but ended up with a teen movie version.
In the end I put the book aside for a day and went back to it without that expectation and found myself enjoying the story the better for it. This is W.A.R wasn’t the book I thought it to be but I still enjoyed myself.