At the beginning of the school day, June founds out a close ex-best friend of hers has died. She barely even has time to mourn her death when she is confronted by Delia’s boyfriend who claimed she was killed. Alongside that she has a voicemail from Delia from the day before she died. June is soon swept into a murder mystery which turns out to be so much more involving lies and betrayal.
How do I feel about Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls? I’m not so sure. I guess overall it was an okay book with a decent plot and mystery but there were also problems with it which made it sort of a predictable and dull read on occasion.
Ok where to start? I’ll start with the characters. They were okaycharacters, but none were massively developed or had much depth to them and sometimes June, in certain situations, felt out of character. I could explain a bit more but I could spoil something, so I’d rather not, lets just say she got overly jealous at points which didn’t seem to fit in with her personality previously. Delia was actually one of the most interesting characters to read about. In the flashback’s which showed their friendship etc. I didn’t really get a sense of their relationship. I felt they had little chemistry and I never really got the feeling that they really cared for each other. So overall, decent characters and all, but nothing exceptional.
I felt the plot was a little bit all over the place and kind of messy. Especially when it came to some flashbacks, and questions remained unanswered and you were left unsure about which parts of the story were true and which were lies so I was left confused for a lot of the time. For example, I’m still not sure what really happened between Delia and Ryan at that party and whose version was the truth. Some things didn’t really seem to fit in the story, and while I don’t mind a little extreme and having some aspects unrealistic, but some of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls felt a tad far-fetched.
Overall, a decent read, but not the psychological thriller I was expecting.
MY RATING: ★★★☆☆