Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.
Book Review of --
The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell
Overall star rating --- 4
About the book:
Maddie dreads going home to face memories of her twin, who was murdered at the age of ten. But she must return to the tiny town after a decade to attend a funeral. As it turns out, the haunting reminders of her sister are the least of her worries...
Not given details of the drowning at age ten, Maddie reluctantly agrees to solve the mystery and track down the killer. Digging into her past causes long suppressed childhood memories to come crashing forward, and she begins to doubt everything she once believed. And everybody she thought she could trust.
Including Zac, her high school crush. Though she can't find the strength to end their romance, Maddie isn't sure she can forgive his betrayal. As she struggles to come to grips with her family's past and accept the compassion of those who love her, will the horrifying discovery of who killed her sister heal old wounds... or scar her forever?
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 28
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
The book was beautifully written. The characters were very well developed and the settings were wonderfully described. The storyline on the other hand just was not my cup of tea. This book is about a girl finally going home after ten years away, with limited contact with those from her old town. Throughout the book, Maddie goes through a thrill wind of issues and emotions to finally fix issues that were long overdue for fixing. There is more descriptive sex in this book than I care to read, so being honest, I just skimmed over those pages.
Genre -- Mystery
Age recommendations -- 18+
Sex content rating -- Hot to steamy
Violence rating -- Mild
** The author's links **
Amazon author page