Synopsis: ‘It starts like any other day for Jess – get up, draw on eyeliner, cover up tattoos and head to school. But soon it’s clear this is no ordinary day, because Jess’s best friend, Eden, isn’t at school . . . she’s gone missing.
Jess knows she must do everything in her power to find Eden before the unthinkable happens.
So Jess decides to retrace the summer she and Eden have just spent together. But looking back means digging up all their buried secrets, and she starts to question everything she thought Eden’s summer had been about ...
A tense and thrilling journey through friendship, loss, betrayal and self discovery.’
‘Eden Summer’ is a very interesting read. I was intrigued from the very beginning and could not put the book down. The characters have real individual personalities with very real problems. The event that caused anxiety in Jess was not something I was expecting, but it is something that appears to be on the increase among young female teenagers. Meanwhile Eden has her own problems which escalate until finally Eden disappears.
While at first the mystery surrounding Eden’s disappearance seems to centre around a love triangle, these budding romances take second place to the real mystery. I found this to be more appealing than the romance angle. Luckily the author agreed and more time is allotted to the mystery and intrigue, rather than the romance.
This novel is beautifully written, with fascinating characters centred around friendship, grief and family relationships.
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