He knows it’s wrong. Though he is amazing at hiding, never being called on in class, and avoiding chores at home, it’s still wrong. He knows he shouldn’t be in her house, but the window was open, and he just couldn’t help it. After all, they dated for a while, and he really loved her. I mean really, really loved her. Even after they broke up, he still loved her, maybe even more than before. But when her older brother closes the window and sets the house alarm again, he knows he’s not getting out easily and there’s going to be major trouble if he’s caught.
Turner draws out his character using a conversational tone, as if the reader and the main character are sitting out back having tea. It is nail-biting as he encounters the brother, the family dog, and more. Just when it seems like it’s going to be a better-than-usual mystery, Turner adds a detail without apology that completely throws the reader into a tailspin. This unapologetic detail, thrown out like yesterday’s trash or as an afterthought, sets the stage for an ending that makes this an unforgettable tale. An amazing read for those who enjoy unreliable narrators and uncertain plots.
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