Blog Tour: Review: Before They Find Us
By Michelle A. Hansen
Publication date: November 2013
Genres: Romantic Thriller, Young Adult
I’m going to make you wish you were dead.
Just a text. Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Hales tries not to worry. Probably a wrong number. Not really meant for her, and definitely not related to the crime she witnessed six years ago. Right?
Then two states away, a bomb goes off in her best friend’s locker. Soon Ryan is labeled a terrorist and runs to the safest place he knows—Rebecca’s house in small-town Wyoming. It doesn’t take long for the FBI to show up asking questions. Rebecca lies, of course, and says she hasn’t seen him.
Now she’s neck-deep in it with him, whatever “it” is. The only way out is to return to Vegas, where Ryan is a wanted man. The city of lies and illusion tests Rebecca’s wits as she struggles to find the person who framed Ryan and why.
Is Rebecca’s text linked to the bombing? And what does it have to do with a six year old murder? Rebecca needs to find out before she loses Ryan—and her own life.
BEST BOOK EVER! Okay, maybe on this year, but it was just so good, people. For all the fans of 'Gone Girl' out there, this is for you AND for all the teenage and young adults, you MUST read this book like... RIGHT NOW.
Seriously, you don't see me so enthusiastic about a book, and in the mos cases I'm not, being a book lover will do that to you, but this book has been a mind fuck, I didn't know for one moment who the killer must be, and all the adrenaline is still making my blood pumping through my veins. PLEASE! PLEASE! For all the lovers of a good book out there, read it, or shall the Gods books make you regret this decision, and they exist I'll tell you that, I've had my fair share of sins and now I regret that lost time...
In the beginning we have Rebecca, who has nightmares and is terrified, but she doesn't show it because she's a tough girl like that, of a crime that happened six years ago when Kyle Rasmussen kills a girl after he raped her. It was horrible to hear that a golden boy, apparently perfect and the star of that city will do that to a innocent girl. But he did it, and Beck couldn't hide something like that, it's not in her character, and she tells this story to the cops. Kyle is arrested and condemned to spend some time behind the bars.
All seems to be indicate a future more bright now that a crime is solved, the criminal is punished and the town is safe again, until Kyle kills himself and now Beck is the criminal because Kyle killed himself there. All his friends, family, even the town itself, for God's sakes has accused her to be Kyle's criminal. The poor girl has to live with the suspicious looks, the whispers are hateful and spewing venom because she had to tell the truth. I was blown away how good people would rally to support something like that...
Now, after everything she's been through, she receives texts from an unknown number who threaten her and her loved ones. In the same time, in another city, her best friend Ryan is interrogated for five hours because the police received an unknown tip from someone claiming that Ryan is building a bomb, only to explode that said bomb in his school building the next morning. Now, she must find a way to demonstrate, without a doubt that Ryan wasn't the one who blew up the school, and for that she must go to Las Vegas and find the real criminal.
Normally, I would present the characters, but now I won't do such a thing because, YOU must find out how are they and what are their real intentions. But I would say who are the possible suspects:
- Andrew Cross- the cousin of Kyle and the crush of Beck. After Kyle was accused and behind the bars, she spends some time with Andrew, but he doesn't tell her about his identity and hides his blood line, until the tings get a little serious and complicated.
-Kyle's father, Robert, who may seek revenge for his son's death.
- Brandon, because of Beck's refusal to sleep with him.
- Ryan- the principal suspect
- OR someone else entirely, someone from Kyle's past, someone who is death bend on revenge...
Final Verdict- A thrilling book that is like a breeze in the YA genre. If you are a fan of the thriller novels, than that's the novel for you, because you have to find out how Beck's journey will end...
My rating: 5/5.
Michelle A. Hansen was raised in southeastern Washington. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and taught high school English for six years.
Michelle loves Pepsi and Doritos more than chocolate. She loves summertime and hates to be cold. She has had three near-death experiences. She’s addicted to office supplies and has an irrationally large stash of pens and notebooks.
On the author's website, she is giving away copies of the unpublished Epilogue to BTFU to anyone who subscribes to her newsletter (via sidebar). The epilogue was cut when the book went to print, but it is a nice year-later wrap up for the story. Feel free to sign up yourself if you're interested in a copy.
Tour wide giveaway
-- $25 Amazon gift card
-- Signed paperback copy of Before They Find Us
-- Before They Find Us charm necklace, bookmarks and signed postcard
-- Ebook copies of Before They Find Us & Painted Blind
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