Ten

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How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Luna!

Synopsis:

SHHHH!
Don’t spread the word!
Three-day weekend. Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

Thoughts:

I have had Ten by Gretchen McNeil on my TBR pile for a while now, so I was happy to borrow a copy from Luna. I thought it was a decent young adult thriller. It had some incredibly clichéd characters but that didn’t really affect my enjoyment of the story. It definitely had a Cruel Summer (James Dawson) and I Know What You Did Last Summer vibe.

Ten centres around ten teenagers who are invited to a remote island for a party. It’s not a weekend of fun though, one by one the teenagers are being killed off. The murderer has to be found before all of them are dead.

As I mentioned, the characters in this book are clichéd. I didn’t find many of them particularly likeable, which may have been the author’s aim. I did quite like the three main characters Meg, Minnie and T.J, but I didn’t find them overly memorable.

I found Ten to be gripping. It was a short and fast paced read which kept me wanting to find out the killer. I thought I had predicted the killer, but I was wrong! It’s not necessarily a horror read, it’s more of a murder mystery to me.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Ten may not stand out in the genre, but it’s still a fun, fast-paced mystery!

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