Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Review: The Sound by Sarah Alderson

The Sound
By: Sarah Alderson
Pub. Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 320
Source: Edelweiss

A British nanny looking for a low-key summer finds buried secrets, murderous attention, and unexpected romance when she visits the Nantucket Sound.

The Nantucket Sound is a beachfront playground for the privileged and elite, where the sunny days are filled with scenic bike rides, backyard picnics, and bonfire parties.

But all Ren Kingston—a visiting Brit still reeling from heartbreak—really wants is a quiet summer as a nanny for one of Nantucket’s wealthy families. Getting acquainted with handsome Jeremy and his young group of trust fund, private school kids was not part of the plan. Neither was befriending the local bad boy whose reputation is more dangerous than charming.

After a dead body is found next to The Sound’s postcard-perfect view, Ren starts to wonder where the real threat lies. Because it’s becoming clear that her newfound “friends” are much more than they seem. They’re hiding secrets. Secrets that Ren wants no part of.
 I received this galley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Edelweiss and Simon Pulse.

I hadn’t heard of The Sound until I started reading all of these reviews talking about how great this book is. Turns out The Sound is already a big deal in the UK, and I am happy that I got a chance to read it.

The story is told through the perspective of Ren. A British girl who came to Nantucket to work as a nanny. Right away she fits in with a group of locals and she meets a guy named Jesse, who’s the town bad boy. Fresh out of juvie, Ren’s new friends warn her to stay away from him since he just served time for almost killing someone. But Ren can’t seem to stay away, and Jesse isn’t exactly who he seems. To make matters even more interesting there is a serial killer lurking around the small, peaceful island and no one knows who it could be, or who is going to be next on his list.

I really liked Jesse and Ren together. I liked that she wanted to make her mind up about him and wouldn’t listen to small town gossip about him. She knows that there is more to his story, and I couldn’t wait to find out what that story was!

This is the first story I have read from Sarah Alderson, and it definitely won’t be the last! The Sound was a fast paced and quick read, with a mystery that kept me guessing until the very end!

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