Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Review: Envy by Gregg Olsen

Synopsis from Goodreads

Murder is such a dirty word…

In Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington, truth is about as hard to come by as a sunny day. One minute Katelyn is a depressed teen with a loser life. The next, she’s lying on a stainless steel slab, eyes glassy, skin frosted over, and very, very dead.

Down the street from Katelyn, twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan can’t escape the encroaching winter darkness. As they recover from the shock of Katelyn’s death, they realize how entwined they already are in the evil circulating Empty Coffin. And while they can’t explain it, an unknown force pushes them to uncover the truth. Is Katelyn Port Gamble’s first and only victim?

My Review
Wow, where do I even begin?! This was another one of those books that I wasn't too sure about. I had tried to read it a couple times, but ended up putting it down every time. Finally, after accepting a blog tour for the sequel, Betrayal, I decided to give it another go and I'm really glad that I did. The first few chapters started off slow, but it soon picked up and I found myself hooked on Envy. I would read it in the dark, in the middle of the night, and one night while reading in the dark... my hubby decided to call me after work at 2:30 in the morning. (He never calls me that late) Scared the living HELL out of me!! I literally jumped 2-3 feet off my bed! That being said, Envy was a fantastic and terrifyingly creepy book and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I liked most of the character's from the very beginning, especially the Ryan Twins! They share this special bond, which in twins, is pretty normal. But this bond between Hayley and Taylor Ryan was some more then just the typical twinsations. They have this ability to find things out that no one else could possibly know. I'm not going to say anything more about that because I don't want to ruin the book for anyone who hasn't read it yet. There were a couple characters who were pretty annoying but without them, Envy wouldn't be all that it is. Each character had their place, and their own sense of being.

If you enjoy crime solving thrillers, then I would definitely recommend Envy!

I gave Envy 4/5 Butterflies!

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