ARC Review: Dark River by Mary Jane Beaufrand

Dark River
Release Date: April 10 2012
Publisher: Little Brown for Young Readers
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 224
Genre: YA/Mystery/Thriller
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:
Veronica Severance feels cut off from the world. Forced to move from the city to rural Oregon with her parents, she is haunted by loneliness and by the chilling sounds of the Santiam, the river that runs through her backyard.

Through the fog of isolation, Ronnie finds herself becoming close with Karen, a young girl who she babysits. But when she discovers Karen's body on the banks of the Santiam, the victim of a supposed accident, Ronnie feels compelled to uncover the truth.

As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving Karen's death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst.

The River is a darkly atmospheric story of murder, isolation, obsession and dark secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

My Thoughts:
Dark River was gripping and captivating. From the first page to the last, I was sucked into this story. It has been a while since a good mystery/thriller has captivated me like Dark River did.

This was an extremely emotional story, that left me in tears.  I was fully invested in Ronnie's search for the truth. As Ronnie searches for the answers behind Karen's death, she ends up with more questions and secrets than she would have liked. But as her search continue's, Ronnie stumbles across some horrible truths.

I loved every minute of this book.  It was absolutely riveting and well written. You will have a hard time not being entranced with this amazing mystery.

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