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Five went in. Four came out.

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As investigates with Stone, the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot, she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.


 

Rating: 5/5

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URGHHHHHHHHHH THIS BOOK IS SO GOODDDDDDDDDD. I’m such a sucker for murder mysteries, and this is, by far, one of the BEST mysteries I’ve ever read in a while. It is also so, so close to real life. Bunch of rich dudes shutting up and closing ranks, their parents using their influence to get what they want – we see this wayyyyy too often in reality.

So the gist of the plot is that Grant gets shot, and one of the four other boys did it, except that no one knows who it is. Kate, the main character in this story, is determined to get to the truth of the matter, because she had certain connections to Grant (or so she thought). As she gets deeper and deeper into the matter, and closer and closer to the truth, her life just might be in danger. It’s actually pretty simple, to be honest.

The writing was clear and extremely easy to follow. There were no/barely noticeable grammatical/spelling errors that jarred me out of my reading stupor. It was also pretty funny at times, because of how relatable it was.

It does look like they’ve had a good day. A dirty one, but good. I scroll down and accidentally “like” the image.

Oh crap.

I’m four years deep into his account and I “liked” his picture. Will he get an instant notification? Should I hit it again to “unlike” it?

Yes. I hit it again and the red heart goes away. Did I undo it in time?

And then I see I have a new notification.

Shep Moore is following you

I could die.

We’ve all done this and nearly died of a heart attack while frantically trying to “unlike” it.

Besides the writing, I actually thought that the romance was cute…?!?!?! I rarely ever say this, because of how much I actually dislike romance in books, but this romance was really, really cute. They definitely didn’t fall into insta-love, the romance was not getting in the way of anything, she wasn’t just mooning over him half the time. A+++. I can’t believe this, but I REALLY WANT MORE OF THE ROMANCE.

Overall, READ IT. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

I throw the lid on the box, then kick it. I hate the legal system. Hate it. I’ve learned that not all who should go to jail do. And not all who should walk free will. The facts of a case and the innocence of the accused are only as strong as the person presenting them. And if you have enough money and connections, there’s little to no chance you’ll ever get in any real trouble. A slap on the wrist, some community service, and it’s back to life as usual.

 

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