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I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.  


Frayed - Kara Terzis

The police weren’t moving fast enough to solve her sister’s murder so Ava is taking it upon herself to find the killer. It’s been four months since her sister’s body had washed up on shore, a rope wrapped around her neck and justice has not been served. Ava is tired of being the girl whose sister’s had been murdered and now is taking matters into her own hands.


Rafe, a long-time friend of both Ava and Kelsey has just returned to town and Ava confronts him about his role in Kelsey’s murder. Rafe denies any wrong doing and informs Ava that he did speak with Kelsey before the awful crime. As Rafe and Ava discuss what was bothering Kelsey, Ava doesn’t believe that Rafe is being totally honest with her. Ava is uncovering information about her sister, facts that just don’t make sense. What Ava uncovers at school about Kelsey just adds more information to the confusing facts about her sister.   Kelsey was not the sister, Ava thought she was. Her sister was much more than what she led others to believe her to be. She deceived many individuals but this hurt Ava the most, for she felt that as being sisters, they were close.   So many lies were being revealed that Ava is finding it hard to believe just who her sister was. Ava realizes that other individuals are also lying and she no longer feels secure and protected in her world. The ending of this novel, threw me for a loop. I thought the ending was the best part of the whole novel.


I loved the ending of the novel as I thought the words flowed, the story had a great visual and there was great energy.   I wished the rest of the novel would have been like this. I felt as I read the rest of the novel that the words were not flowing as I wanted them to. The storyline was great and I feel that the characters were present; it was the flow of the story that bothered me.  


I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review.