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Wicked Charm by Amber Hart
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp.
Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn’t half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog.
Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.
Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell—the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town.
But beneath his wicked, depthless eyes, there’s something else that draws Willow to him.
When yet another girl he knew dies, though, Willow questions whether she can trust her instincts…or if they’re leading to her own death.
Reasons to Be Charmed by Wicked Charm
This is set in the swamps of the South, and gosh, doesn’t that just sound like the best setting? Not really? Well, it was cool! I swear I honestly could feel the mosquitoes biting me (okay, maybe it was my cats), the humidity sticking on my skin (okay, maybe grams was messing with the thermostat), and see the trees and water vividly. It was definitely a setting that was full of intrigue and mystery – which was perfect for a murder mystery.
Um, Gran and Charlotte were fierce, strong ladies that I was cheering on. Gran was just this constant grumpy old grandma shaking her fist at the world and feeding gators, and I was kind of super into that??? And Charlotte! I just liked how cold and unfeeling she was?? That literally makes no sense, but she just had this air of coolness to her that I was into.
‘Tis Easy and Breezy
It’s an easy, breezy read. I knocked this out in less than two hours, and the author has a quick writing style that is so quick to get through. I was never confused by anything, and it was never work to read what she wrote. You can always tell between the two voices that are narrating – which is sometimes quite hard to do.
About the Author
Amber Hart resides on the Florida coastline with family and a plethora of animals she affectionately refers to as her urban farm. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of several novels for teens and adults, including Wicked Charm, the Before & After series, and the Untamed series. Rep’d by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.
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