Monday, June 13, 2011

The Twisted Thread

The Twisted Thread

When beautiful but aloof Claire Harkness is found dead in her dorm room one spring morning, prestigious Armitage Academy is shaken to its core. Everyone connected to school, and to Claire, finds their lives upended, from the local police detective who has a personal history with the academy, to the various faculty and staff whose lives are immersed in the daily rituals associated with it.

Publication date:  June 14th, 2011

Tired of reading romance novels?  Looking for a change of pace?  Give this novel a try!  This book is more than just a "who dun it" mystery.   While it does have a well planned plot, it also is a commentary on the privilege of the wealthy and provides a glimpse into their world.  It also has it's share of "mean girls", quirky adults and self involved parents.  
Charlotte Bacon has an elegant writing style that is easy to read.  She uses beautiful imagery that brings each scene to life.  It's the perfect read for those lazy summer afternoons!
My only criticism  is that the story seemed to slow down in the middle of the book.  Without spoiling the story and giving too much away, I felt  that certain parts of the plot should have resulted in an urgency to solve this mystery and I just didn't feel that from the characters that were investigating the death of Claire.  Towards the end of the book, the pace picked up again.  I thought I had the ending all figured out, but watch out for a few surprises!  
Thanks to Voice Publishers for allowing me to read and review this novel.

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