Saturday, 13 June 2015

Review of Skeletal by Katherine Hayton


I received a copy of this in return for an honest review via Story Cartel and the Author.  Thank you for allowing me to read and review this terrific story.

My Review -- 5 Stars
Daina was murdered, and it is Daina who is telling her story, her life was filled with bullies, trauma, a mother who was unfit, who failed as a parent at every turn.  This was a girl who had an unhappy life, and a terrible death.

Before her Death:
Daina is aware that if the authorities find out about her mother she will be removed and put in a care home, and the cat would be out of the bag so to speak.  This is not what Daina wants, so she tries to take care of herself and prevent anyone finding out about her home life.

On starting a new school Daina meets new people, and it does not take long before you can see that this is not going to be good for Daina.  Bullying is high on the agenda in this storyline, her peers bully her but unfortunately so do adults.
There are many twists and turns in the story, it goes from neglect, bullying to even rape, but it is told in a tasteful manner (as best as a rape could be).

After her Death:
Daina's body was found 10 years after her death, and the inquest looks at facts leading up to the murder, statements are read, lies are told, and Daina is there watching, she is there in spirit to ensure the truth comes out.

An exciting read, although classed as Young Adult, I really enjoyed it and feel it would be suitable for most Adults as well.  It is a great thriller with a fantastic ending, which I never for a second guessed !!!

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