A Page Turner of the First Order!

Summary:

Eden (25) and Aaron are newlyweds. They just moved into plan to start a family, except that Eden can't seem to get pregnant. She slowly starts to go insane and, ultimately, Aaron divorces her and she is left alone in the house she bought. Enter Jessie Sloane, a recent high school graduate who is preparing to attend community college. Her mother Eden recently died of cancer, and Jessie is starting to become an insomniac. She never knew her dad, and she misses her mom a lot. One day Jessie gets a call from someone at the community college who tells her she has the same social security as a dead girl. Jessie adds to that confusion when she remembers her mother's last words: find yourself. Now she's on a mission to find out who she really is.

NOTE: The story includes emotional events that can be triggered through reading: kidnapping, loss of a child, parental death.


Teen Student Volunteer (15):
The story begins in a very interesting way that really draws the reader to the story. I liked that it is different from the types of books I have read. I like the format with two protagonists and we get to hear both of their points of view. 

This book is a very good book for anyone who loves a good mystery. There are plot twists that make you want to keep reading. Even though I know the ending, it is a book I'd read again. The book addresses serious topics such as kidnapping, losing a child, and grief. 


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Plot twists, two narrators, and a unique mystery will have young adult mystery lovers glued from beginning to end.

Content Awareness Factors:

Readers need to be aware that the story includes sexual situations, alcohol, and suicide.


Type of Book:
A book written for adults that young-adult mystery lovers will find fascinating.
Educational Themes:

This book does not offer any opportunities for engaging readers to learn as this book is more for entertainment and you don't really learn anything from this book.

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
15 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
15 and Up
Age of child:
Teen Student Volunteer. Reviewer's Age: 15
Purchase Recommendation:
A definite borrow for mystery lovers. Note that this is a book written for adults.

Title When the Lights Go Out: A Novel
Author Mary Kubica
Publisher Park Row © 2018
ISBN 9780778330783
Material Hard Cover
Cost $26.99
Genres Mystery, Contemporary Fiction
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