- I was in the mood for a thriller!
Summary from GoodReads:
Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourning the loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sorority sister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving, remarkably—some say suspiciously—unscathed.
Although a year has passed, as winter begins and the nights darken, obsession with Nicole and her death reignites: She was so pretty. So sweet-tempered. So innocent. Too young to die.
Unless she didn’t.
Because rumor has it that she’s back.
I just finished this book and I’m seriously messed up. In The Raising, Laura Kasischke tackles sororities, hazing, murder, and cover-ups and she does it from the viewpoints of several people involved: the witness, the victim, the victim’s boyfriend, the best friend, the professor. They all have intricate parts and slowly, but surely, Kasischke weaves together their stories patiently bringing the reader to the end conclusion.
Except, was there one? From here on out will be some spoiler-type information so if you are interested in this book, feel free to stop and move on!
This book was unputdownable good. The story was written well, the pace was exciting, information was given to me in the perfect amounts and I was actually biting my nails at one point and crying out with anger at actions that occurred. But then it reached this huge climax… and nothing happened except a jump to a completely different time.
That, folks, is the most frustrating thing you can do to someone reading a book like this.
So while I loved the tension and mystery (and could have done without the sex scenes and much of the language), the end of the book left me frustrated, angry and astonished that it ended .. like that.
So I’m torn – I could recommend this book, but if I did so I’d do it with a warning. Be prepared for the ending, it may not be what you are expecting (or hoping for).
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