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Twisted

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Twisted

A new town, a new name, a new life. Bex, formerly Beth Anne, is starting over. During her young life, there was a murderer known as the Wife Collector active in her area, and after her mom disappeared, her dad promised to always protect her. That is, until he, too, disappeared after being convicted of being the Wife Collector. She was left to live with her grandma, and her life from then on was far from normal no matter how much she would have liked it to be. But when her grandmother passes away and she gets adopted by a nice couple, she seizes the opportunity to leave her traumatic past behind. Thus begins TWISTED, a chilling new thriller from Hannah Jayne.

“TWISTED is a must read for fans of murder mysteries, with plot twists and surprises hidden between the pages, and a main character that demands your trust and attention.”

Bex has already found friends, a potential boyfriend and loving new parents, yet her past still trails behind her no matter how hard she tries to shake it off. Every "Bex" sounds like a "Beth" and every concerned glance appears like an accusing glare. Murders strikingly similar to the Wife Collector’s signature style start occurring in her area and a detective asks for her help in their plan to catch the suspect: her dad, who's been missing for 10 years. Bex gets torn between her memories and the present, but the side she chooses could save the lives of those she's come to love.
 
TWISTED is a novel full of mystery and memory, truth and trust. It doesn't matter who the characters may seem to be --- anyone could be holding a dark secret inside. Bex's flashbacks to her past life as Beth Anne create a sympathetic vibe around her father, whom everyone else is out to get. The tension builds as it's up to Bex to decide who holds the guilt, even when two different versions of what happened are being fed to her from the ones at odd. Even as more evidence is let on throughout the novel, the mystery only intensifies. TWISTED is a must read for fans of murder mysteries, with plot twists and surprises hidden between the pages, and a main character that demands your trust and attention.

Reviewed by Maggie L., Teen Board Member on July 20, 2016

Twisted
by Hannah Jayne

  • Publication Date: July 5, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult 14+
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  • ISBN-10: 1492631795
  • ISBN-13: 9781492631798