Title: Gilt Hollow
Author: Lorie Langdon
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Description: Willow Lamott’s best friend is a murderer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. For four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both. Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow reminded him what he’d been missing. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton fears his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves, especially the girl he left behind.
Thoughts: I got a copy of this sent to me for review from the publisher. I found the plot to be an interesting one but unfortunately the pacing was slow. It just felt like it dragged on. I kept reading though because I wanted to know who the real killer was. I wanted to know if Ashton and Willow could have a friendship again or if that was gone.
Contemporaries are not my usual reads but the cover looked so haunting and the plot sounded like it would have a bit of a thriller mystery feeling to it. While it had some mystery as to who the real killer was there isn’t much of a thriller feel until close to the end with the reveal.