Black Water – Whitney Skoryeko

Rounding out the month with a couple more books! Trying to make sure I sneak in all the reviews before!

Thanks to the author for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.

BLACK WATER – Whitney Skoryeko

Here’s the synopsis:

About a year has passed since Hannah lost her twin brother. Unable to cope with the loss of her best friend, she buries herself in her work at the hospital. When her friends drag her out for her birthday, it seems like she might finally be ready to put her life back on track. And then she meets the man with the green eyes . . . She is warned about him, but she cannot stay away. Strange events start occurring, causing the truth about her brother’s accident to unravel. Something isn’t right about his cause of death, and she no longer knows who she can trust. Her parents? Her friends? How deep are the lies buried? She needs to uncover the truth before it’s too late.

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

This is a solid thriller debut! I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it sucked me in – the prologue got me and I was so mad I peeked at it before I had to start an hour drive. Once I picked it up again, I didn’t put it down.

With this being under 250 pages it’s difficult to not spoil anything. I will say that the pacing is great and I never felt a lull in the suspense. With how short the novel is I would definitely say it’s to the point. As odd as that sounds for a book, but there are no extras or distractions from the story. I know some readers prefer a lot more in-depth character development or more descriptive stories, but I think Skoryeko does a great job giving us exactly what we need to get invested in the story.

Overall, if you’re looking for a quick thriller then I highly recommend picking this one up! A fantastic debut and I’ll be keeping an eye out for more from Whitney Skoryeko in the future.

 

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