Awkward, 21-year-old Greta Donovan, the fiercely intelligent daughter of a philandering physics professor, doesn’t relate to people nearly as well as she relates to facts and figures. While Greta gets quarks and string theory, she hasn’t a clue where men are concerned.
Which is exactly why she doesn’t see it coming when someone tries to kill her.
Newly transplanted in L.A. after being kicked out of her father's house, Greta moves in with her best friend Daphne Saito, a troubled girl with an abusive past. The charismatic Daphne teaches Greta how to wear stilettos, apply lip gloss, and navigate 1990s Hollywood nightlife. Daphne is determined to succeed, and she drags an unwilling Greta into the limelight with her.
When Greta walks out on her, Daphne tries to win her back. But Daphne’s desperate tactics just push Greta further away. Reeling, Daphne betrays her friend. Can Greta survive? Can she forgive?
My review............4 stars
This is one of those books where you read the first chapter and you are completely sucked in to figure out all the facts leading up to what has occurred. It begins after Greta has been attacked, and then we slowly find out the backstory leading up to whodunnit. While I didn't find any of the characters in the book particularly likeable, there was something about the way they were written that drew me in, and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen with them. This is the first book in a while that deals with twenty something characters that I enjoyed, in spite of not relating to them, so big props to the author for that. The friendship between Greta and Daphne was not your typical one, and I loved the exploration of how two people with flawed families can come together, and how their past lives can impact their relationships, not just with each other, but with those around them.
This is a fast read, really well written, and did I mention that I couldn't wait to figure it all out? Check this out if you want a mystery with some flawed and quirky characters. I don't think you will regret it.
Thanks to the author for providing me a copy of this for review.