Author: Eileen Cook
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Number of Pages: 320
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with over ten books, all which range in genre and audience.
Cook’s newest book “The Hanging Girl” was released in late Oct.
It is about 18-year-old Skye Thorn, a high school student from a small town in Michigan who was raised by her mother in a lower-class side of town.
“Trust No One. Deceive Everyone,” is a quote on the cover of the book, and it really does sum up the story.
Skye gives tarot card readings to fellow students for money.
She fakes being a psychic by using her extraordinary ability to notice small details about a person (very much like Shawn Spencer in the USA tv show Psych.)
While the book starts off as just a fake psychic trying to earn some extra money, it soon spirals into a chaotic web of lies and deception as Skye offers the police information on a missing person using her “abilities.”
This story has many surprise twists, it is truly interesting and exciting.
In most stories, the reader can trust that the narrator is being honest but in this book, that isn’t the case.
The only complaint I have is that there wasn’t much detail when it came to the characters, it would have been nice to have a clear image of them.
For that, I rate the book 4.5/5 stars, I really enjoyed it and will likely read it again in the future and recommend it to others, as well as check out some of Cook’s other works.