Hello May! One of the books I read last month is Catch your Death and it is also the first book am reviewing by the author Kierney Scott. Lets see the plot.
Jessica Bishop receives a call late into the night from her former boss Jeanie who requests her to find her nephew, Levi studying in the Gracemount Academy. Once she reaches there she finds him dead – apparently he has committed suicide. She soon learns that this is the fifth suicide in less than six months in this school and realises that someone wants this case to be covered up including Levi’s. As Jess begins to unravel the secrets behind the deaths, she uncovers something much more sinister at the school and she is determined to find out who is at the centre of it.
I felt like the book was a mishmash of a lot of popular thriller trope. Mysterious school, infiltration amongst the highest authority, wounded heroine, trust issues and almost a national level conspiracy. Despite a good storyline it feels overly stretched to accommodate a narrative the author pulls out of thin air. Admittedly this is the third book in the series which can be confusing for a new reader but it can be read as a stand alone with references to past books and yet it felt like the pitch of the book changed whenever it was convenient. In parts it was racy, in parts it was silly and though we could ignore all these tiny flaws the ending is pretty abrupt after bringing the storyline to a humongous climax. Everything was sorted in the end just cause.
Thank you to NetGalley & Bookouture for my review copy.
Release date – 15th April, 2019.
Pros: has potential, characterisation and fast paced
Cons: Dull writing, inconsistent, hurried ending
Bibliogyan verdict: For fans of Jess Bishop series.