Dead Silent by Sharon Jones

18073726How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Mystery

Previously Reviewed:
Dead Jealous

Synopsis: A snow angel etched in blood. An elite society. A secret dying to get out.

When Poppy Sinclair and her boyfriend visit snowy Cambridge, she doesn’t expect to discover the body of a student – arms outstretched in the act of smearing bloody angel wings on the chapel’s floor.
Suddenly, Poppy is faced with the possibility that the one closest to her heart might be the one committing the most malicious of crimes.
Dodging porters and police, dreading what she might find, Poppy follows the clues left by a murderer bent on revenge…
Long-hidden secrets are chillingly revealed, an avenging angel seeks forgiveness and red-hot vengeance must be quelled in the amazing new Poppy Sinclair thriller.

200words (or less) review: As much as I’d love my entire review to be “this is SO GOOD & READ IT!” I suppose I should say a little more about the second Poppy Sinclair mystery.

What I loved about its predecessor is still there. Poppy is fast becoming one of my favourite protagonists in YA. She’s intelligent, feisty and has wonderful sarcasm in all the right moments. There were quite a few conversations in the book where I just wanted to applaud her.

Surprisingly one of my absolute favourite things about Dead Silent was Poppy and Michael’s relationship. I don’t often get overly invested in the romance but Sharon Jones has produced one of the few that I not only believed but wanted to work. The beginning of the book is very focused on Poppy’s fear about Michael leaving for university and her desires for the boy she loves. It was nice to read about real worries instead of the love will conquer all theme.

Dead Silent gives you excellent writing, wonderful characters, a solid mystery and of course Poppy. Who on her own is the perfect reason to read this book (& all the others).

Recommend it?

Sunshine Star

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