Good Thursday all , one more day until the weekend is upon us. So today we are going to review
SKELETAL by Katherine Hayton
Six weeks before she died Daina Harrow suffered an assault in the park.
One week before she died Daina Harrow stole a secret people had killed to hide.
That was ten years ago. Ten long years.
Now, her bones have been found on a building site. A coroner's inquest has been reopened. A parade of witnesses is about to start.
And Daina's here. Watching every day as her mother cries in the courtroom. Watching every day as her friends, and her enemies, and her killers lie about her on the stand.
Watching, and making sure that no matter what the coroner hears, you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
So help you God.
It took me about 5 mins to fall in love with this book. I started reading and I just couldn't put it down. This is the first book I have read from this author and now I am going back for more. She takes us on a ride The story is told from Daina's point of view but I am not going to tell you any more about that because I want you to discover out for yourself. This is a very relevant story that starts out with bullying and then a mobbing by school children. Daina is bullied in school then is sexually assaulted by a mob of teenagers . Which is also entwined with a subplot that has Daina becoming involved in a crime that has her stealing some documents which is found with her.
The main character Daina is a girl trying to survive with an alcoholic mother and heading to a new school yet again. She is shy but strong, when she befriends a couple of girls at her new school. She thinks things might be ok she is harassed by the mean girls and bullied big time . Her friends aren't really her friends and the mean girl is well just going to say it, She is a bitch. Then there is a twist and we meet the man in grey. Now we don't know if he is actually real or a ghost but he leads he down a trail of crime.. I really loved these characters, trust me your heart will break for Daina and what she goes through . But she comes out as a strong character that just wants to do the right thing.
The author takes us on a journey that hits some very dark places . This isn't for the faint of heart . The mobbing scene alone had me ugly crying. The sexual assault scene also made me cry. I kind of wanted to throw my kindle across the room. I wanted to knock some heads together after that .
She also jumps from past to present in the book and that is seamlessly done . There is violence in this book but it is written with such a passion and caring. I was very impressed with this story and going to look for more books by this author. So if you like a good book written with a passion that will make you think and shed a tear or fifty . This is the book for you . So check it out