Author: Kim Savage
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
Publisher: Macmillan & Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Page Count : 336
Genre : Young Adult, contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Reviewer : Taylor
Synopsis Via Goodreads
Mira and Francesca Cillo—beautiful, overprotected, odd—seemed untouchable. But Ben touched seven parts of Mira: her palm, hair, chest, cheek, lips, throat, and heart. After the sisters drown themselves in the quarry lake, a post-mortem letter from Mira sends Ben on a quest to find notes in the seven places where they touched. Note by note, Ben discovers the mystical secret at the heart of Mira and Francesca’s world, and that some things are better left untouched
Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan! The blurb is so on it with this one! This read was definitely reminiscent of The Virgin Suicides. I went into this read having read some reviews. A lot of people were not liking the non realistic aspect of the story but I disagree. It was set up from the start so it never really came out of nowhere, it was excepted as part of the plot. I think it is a lot of how you interpret it also. We never really found out what was true or not.
The story follows Ben after the death of ex girlfriend Mira. Mira and Francesca are sister who have killed themselves, however beforehand Mira left notes for Ben to find.
I really enjoyed this mystery. It really held my attention all the way through, never once was I bored with where the story was going. I did see the plot twist coming a little earlier on then it was reviled however it was still a really solid read.
I did feel like it was a little under developed. I wanted more about the girls, their family life, Bens past, ect. I feel like with a little more background this could have had a hard hitting message. All in all I felt like it was a lyrical thriller that kept you questioning what was real and who was at fault. This was a good fast 3.8 star read for me. I defiantly recommend reading!
“Mira Loved him more for the damage inflicted on him, the kind of damage that her touch might heal.”