Friendship, mystery, and suspense!
This YA contemporary story opens with intrigue(like its interesting cover!) and adds suspenseful layers all the way to the tumultuous end.
Tommy is a realistic, likeable character who’s concerned for his mother (newly arrested for drug abuse) and his littler sister as they are sent to stay with an uncle and aunt they don’t know, in a small town in Indiana.
Once they arrive, Tommy ends up making new friends and getting himself involved in the investigation of a cold murder case from years before. The answers are closer to home than he ever assumed, putting him and his family in danger. But the group of friends won’t just sit back and do nothing.
The rag-tag cast of characters, budding friendships, mystery and wonderful writing pulled me along to the end. R.J. Garcia's writing style makes every scene feel tangible and genuine.