Monday, March 12, 2012

(ARC) REVIEW: Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield

Title: Hanging by a Thread
Author: Sophie Littlefield
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Expected Publication: September 11, 2012
Source: Publisher

Publisher Synopsis:
Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year's Fourth of July festival won't see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing's wrong. 

And they're not the only ones hiding something. 

Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people's pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year's Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams. 

In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?

My Rating:

My Review:
This is a paranormal book in the aspect that Clare has visions, but it is really more of a mystery and suspense book in my opinion. 

There were aspects of the story that I loved, but there were things (fashion talk) that I had little interest in to begin with and the book didn't help sell me on it anymore. 

The premise and story line are great and it all flows nicely, however, the delivery was missing the extra kick to  really grab the readers attention . I like to be sucked into a book and this one just didn't do that for me.  

The romance aspect of this book was really lacking. I did not at all understand the development or lack there of of a relationship between Clare and Jack. I wish there was more , it was very hard to see how they ended up where they did or why they felt like they day. I often found myself wondering if I missed a chapter or something. 

All in all this is a solid book. While some parts of the story are lacking, the overall story is a good one. 

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