Author: Kate Brian
Level: Young Adult
Published: December 25, 2006
(Spoilers if you haven't read the previous books in the series)
Cheating, partying, blackmail, and now...murder? Can the Billings Girls remain untouchable? Reed's boyfriend, Thomas Pearson -- the popular, easygoing, irresistibly handsome and charismatic boy she fell in love with -- is dead. No one knows how it happened, and everyone is after the truth. Or are they? Life at Easton Academy begins to feel very different. Taylor is acting like the poster child for Prozac, Kiran is spiking her cornflakes, Noelle is being kind of...nice, and Arianna keeps floating along as if nothing has happened. Thanksgiving break arrives and Reed and Josh find themselves alone on campus. They are forced to confront the feelings they've been hiding. Those feelings combined with an empty campus result in the hottest hookup Reed could possibly imagine. But when Reed breaks the news about Josh to the Billings Girls, there's no fun game of tell-all. Instead, Josh begins to look like suspect No. 1 in the murder of Thomas Pearson. The perfect life Reed has constructed as a Billings Girl begins to crumble. And as everyone becomes more convinced of Josh's guilt, Reed's private suspicions lead her somewhere she doesn't want to go.
I liked this book. It kept my attention more than the first two. I guess the main reason is because there were so many unanswered questions from the last cliff hanger.
The plot line was a little slow, she would resolve the questions and then later they would have to be re-resolved, which I thought was a little bogus.
I felt there were so many secrets between the girls and I didn't like that because I hate secrets. I'm so curious about everything, so when something isn't resolved right away or there are people doing sneaky things it bugs the crap out of me.
Otherwise this book was good, of course there was another cliff hanger so I'll probably start the next book right now to see what happens.
Character Rating: 2/5