It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations.
As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer; she discovers hard truths about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
As she awaits the judge’s decree, it becomes clear that everyone around her thinks she is not just guilty, but dangerous. When the truth comes out, it is more shocking than one could ever imagine…
This is me before reading Dangerous Girls:
While reading it:
When I finished it:
The following week.. and probably the following years of my life:
I wish that is enough but No, I’m not gonna stop there. You see, Abigail Haas is like a hidden gem for me. She’s this author who is not given the right exposure. So until everyone has read this precious, I’ll continue recommending it.
Here’s a short summary. Okay, no, I’m not gonna write a short summary because I can’t do it without spoiling anything. It’s so haaard to review this book. You have no idea how I wanted to DNF it because it has something I do not want in a book: CHEATING. Ohhhh, I hate cheating with a passion. And I’m not sure I’m not the only one, so when this was first recommended to me, I avoided it! But then, the buzz about Dangerous Boys started and DG was recommended more and more to me. SO, I gave it a chance. And how glad am I that I did.
Haas’s writing is gripping and readable. She doesn’t use overly deep words or fill her sentences with metaphors but her writing is utterly compelling. I do not kid when I say I’ve finish this in 2 hours. I suddenly forgot about my bladder and my hunger at that time. DG is in a alternating present-past POV. And Anna narrates it. Oh this girl, this Anna. You will not help but give her sympathy. Her voice is real and authentic. Like everything she says is.. real. That’s why every time I thought that I got it all figured out.. doubt creeps in. So I read more, and then realization comes in that I REALLY DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON.
DG is centered around Elise’s death. Who killed her? Why? When and how did it happen? And of course I got my own suspects as well but nothing prepared me for that ending. Look, I’ve thought of that while reading. But Haas just exploded it on my face! Slapped me with how much of a genius she is and how she got away with it. I did a back read.. a lot of times and yeah, all I can say is GIVE ME YOUR BRAIN ABIGAIL HAAS. I want it. Overall, Dangerous Girls is not a book to be missed. BELIEVE ME! You want a fantastic and well written murdery/thriller read? THIS IS IT.