Review: Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

on Jan 21, 2017
Willow Lamott's best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she's tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The monent their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton's mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he's a villian, a savior, or both.

Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow Lamott stepped back into his life. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton wonders if his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves.


Genre: Young Adult Mystery

5 out of 5 Stars

Review:

Gilt Hollow is a thrilling, suspenseful adventure! 

I was drawn to the intriguing premise of this novel, despite it not being my usual pick. The alternaing perspectives between Ashton and Willow keep the reader turning pages. 

Like all the characters of this story, Willow pops off the page. She stays by herself mostly with the exception of her best friend. The stress of her situation leads to panic attacks, that make her stand out even more. Because of standing up for Ashton's innocence, she has lost jobs and friends. Willow has a strong heart, and contiues to help Ashton even after she is threatened. I will say that Willows abrupt relationship with Brayden didn't really make sense and felt very random. 

Ashton is tormented by the betrayal of his friends, and the resulting abandonment by his parents. It;s sort of adorable when he gets jealous. He ultimately chooses protecting the people he loves instead of revenge. 

The town of Gilt Hollow is quirky, full of open-minded artistic sorts. I love how the author tied in elements of faith without this being a religious novel.

The mystery is so beautifully woven, like an intricate puzzle. You don't know who to trust. There are many layers that slowly reveal who the true murderer was. 

1 comments:

Alex Juvion said...

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