3.5 on the Masq Scale. Unraveled by @susanxbradley #ya #mystery #review

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Written by S.X. Bradley

Genre: Young Adult Mystery

Book Synopsis

Sixteen year old math whiz, Autumn, spends her days reading about serial killers and dreaming of becoming an FBI Profiler. She never dreams her first case will be so personal. Her world is shattered when she comes home from school and discovers her murdered sister’s body on the living room floor. When the initial evidence points to a burglary gone wrong, Autumn challenges the police’s theory because of the personal nature of the crime. Thinking that finding the killer will bring her family back together, she conducts her own investigation using her affinity for math and forensics, but her plan backfires and her obsession with the case further splinters her family.

When her investigation reveals the killer is someone she knows, Autumn offers herself up as bait and sets a dangerous trap to unmask his true nature and to obtain a confession for her sister’s murder.

Walki's Review

Teenage girl Autumn steps home in the middle of a school day and finds her elder sister Celeste dead in the middle of the living room. Soon she finds herself the main suspect. Being a gifted student and rather resourceful, Autumn decides to use her mathematical talent and her forensic knowledge to find the killer.

A fast beginning places the readers at the heart of the story. Celeste, the young cross-country runner, is this heart as she is her parents' beloved daughter, and is somehow easier for them to understand. However it is followed by a bit of a lull before the pace picks up again and carries us to a suspenseful outcome.

The main character, Autumn, is the narrator. She has strong feelings, an equally strong determination, and an awkward position in her family as she'll be the first one to go to university. She wants her parents' love and she wants to prove herself.

Unraveled' is an endearing Young Adult novel and a murder mystery, while at the same time it gives us glimpses of some of the difficulties experienced by a gifted student in her school life. S.X. Bradley wrote a captivating novel sprinkled with some food for thought.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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