Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourning the loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sorority sister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving, remarkably—some say suspiciously—unscathed.
Although a year has passed, as winter begins and the nights darken, obsession with Nicole and her death reignites: She was so pretty. So sweet-tempered. So innocent. Too young to die.
Unless she didn’t.
Because rumor has it that she’s back.
I tried to like this book, really I did. But I have to be honest and tell you that I just did not care for the story at all. I thought it was about 200 pages too long, the plot totally not plausible, and I really didn't connect with ANY of the characters. The only redeeming factor for me was the last 90-100 pages...at that point I really was turning the pages because I wanted to see how this was all going to turn out and then BAM..the ending reached out and slapped me across the face with its crazy, nonsensical explanation for the reasons behind the death of Nicole Werner. I quite simply was mad and exasperated.
Recommend? Not really...but as I always like to state...I'm just one person out there in a sea of many. Do yourself a favor and read Michelle and Grace's review of "The Raising." Their reviews are both very thoughtful and well-written. Always a good thing to get a second opinion!!!!
Published: 2011Publisher: Harper PerennialPages: 461Genre: Suspense
About Laura Kasischke
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