STORY-LINE REACHING KYLEE:
Author Tamara Hart Heiner crafted a great young adult mystery romance novel in Reaching Kylee. When Pierce Hudson’s mother died, his world changed forever. Left without a maternal anchor, Pierce has not resolved the issue of his mother’s death. His life now seems superficial and inadequate. Hoping to give the family a new start, Pierce’s father moves them to a new area, new house, and new high school.
Pierce finds his next door neighbor scary. Not just scary, they are crazy, the law comes around often, and their daughter has disappeared. Solving the mystery of Kylee’s disappearance becomes an all-consuming obsession for Pierce. Will Pierce ferret out the circumstances surrounding his next door neighbors? Has Kylee run away or is she dead?
What Pierce discovers, is not what he expected. Grab a comfort seat, my reviews for young adult mystery romance Reaching Kylee follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Primarily a young adult mystery novel, author Tamara Heiner included just the right amount of teenage romance. Heiner sets the hook early in her novel and holds the reader’s attention until the last page. Revealing family dynamics and teenage angst, Heiner skillfully crafted her plot lines, then wove them together to form a first-rate mystery filled with intrigue and suspense.
The questions Heiner leaves unanswered are intriguing. Amazingly, Heiner leaves the reader wondering what exactly is Kylee’s state of being. Leaving me waffling from ghost, dead, alive, runaway or murdered, Heiner enmeshed me in her characters and I became invested in their well-being.
Furthermore, Heiner skillfully developed her characters as they matured in the story. As a result, Pierce becomes a young man with likeable traits rather the shallow teenager portrayed in the beginning. The storyline’s filled with action, suspense, and mystery as well as abuse, grief, and sadness.
Finally, in concluding my young adult mystery romance of Reaching Kylee, Heiner crafted well-developed characters and smooth steady pacing. In order to more fully appreciate and follow the story-line, the author advises reading the series in order. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
REACHING KYLEE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
In addition, I found this book suitable for young adults and adults. I gave Reaching Kylee 4 well-deserved stars. As a result, I would not hesitate to buy Reaching Kylee for my self or a friend.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest young adult mystery romance novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary reviews for young adult mystery romance novel, Reaching Kylee.