After Lana’s stepbrother Ben is brutally murdered she finds herself withdrawing from everything as she mourns until one night her long time crush Josh finally approaches her. Josh is a member of the “core”, the group of cool kids that Lana had never been a part of but now they let Lana into their world as she finds herself starting to heal from Ben’s passing.
One day Lana and her new friends are out swimming and when Lana dives under and sees a body. Diving down and freeing the body Lana discovers it was Maggie, her stepbrother Ben’s ex-girlfriend who police had wanted for questioning about Ben’s murder. Had the killer returned for Maggie or was something else going on?
The Telling is one of those books that absolutely sounded amazing but surprisingly when I began to read I just couldn’t find myself connecting with this one. Lana just seemed to have such a dull personality that I wasn’t getting excited to find out what had happened with her telling the tale which kept making it very easy to set this one to the side.
After a while the story seemed to pick up a bit more and made reading a bit more engaging as more began to happen. But unfortunately I also had a theory very early on that I hoped wouldn’t be that easy to figure out but in the end ended up exactly what I’d been thinking so I couldn’t help but feel a let down that it wasn’t a bit more of a twisty ride.
Overall, 2.5 stars for this one. I just didn’t find the MC that exciting and thought the ending was fairly obvious from pretty early on.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.