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A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:46pm

A Good Idea is a mystery takes place in the late 90’s, and is centred around a relatively well known girl in a small town who disappears under suspicious circumstances. Her best friend becomes dead set on figuring out what happened to her, but in the process discovers a completely different, dark, corrupt and intricate web of secrets about the town, and its inhabitants.

Christina Moracho has crafted a well-paced, dark mystery novel that is caught somewhere in between USA Network’s Eyewitness and the 80’s cult classic Heathers. It shares the familiar dark undertones and characters that can be observed in Heathers, but similar to Eyewitness, story is spurred along by the small town everybody-knows- everybody element. Ultimately, I enjoyed this book, and I would recommend A Good Idea to fans of either of the previously mentioned, or just teenagers who are looking for a somewhat darker, mature mystery novel focused in on people their age.

- Chloé, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

A Good Idea will be available February 28.

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Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?Finley and Betty's close friendship survived Fin's ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates.   Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones--and herself--at risk.   But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty's disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imagined--and infinitely more devastating?