I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.With Malice on June 7, 2016
It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t.
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.
As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.
I don’t know about you, but most thrillers and mysteries don’t end well for me. I’ll be reading a book and within the first 40% of the book or so I can already see how it’s all going to end. Though my past has really put me off from reading thrillers and mysteries, I couldn’t shake the feeling that With Malice was going to be something different. Boy, was I right.
I was going to Yale, for crying out loud. How could anyone think I was guilty of murder?
Maybe I only wanted to believe I was the kind of person who would never do something to Simone.
Before I end this review, I thought I should mention that lately I haven’t really found a book that is so unputdownable that I’ve read it all in one sitting super late at night until the very early morning. With Malice broke that streak. I was up until 3 am reading this book and then I sat and thought about it for what felt like a while! I know that I’ll for sure be recommending With Malice to anyone looking for a thrilling and suspenseful read.