Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
on May 13, 2014
Cover image and summary from Goodreads:
A high school music festival goes awry when a young prodigy disappears from a hotel room that was the site of a famous murder/suicide fifteen years earlier, in a whip-smart novel sparkling with the dark and giddy pop culture pleasures of The Shining, Agatha Christie, and Glee.
I borrowed this from the library after hearing about it on one of the bookish podcasts I listen to. It intrigued me and I checked it out as soon as I could.
There was a lot that I enjoyed about this novel: a big cast of interesting characters, a sibling story, a mystery, and a hint of the paranormal. I really enjoyed the writing and the way the stories of multiple characters were told, and how everything connected and came together.
I was really enjoying the book until the end, where it kind of fell off for me. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll just say that I was dissatisfied with an element of the story.
Overall though, this was a good read! Recommended!