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Good Reads Challenge Book Review: The Agathas

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“Sometimes I forget that people can be kind. That you don’t have to ask them. They just are.”– The Agathas by Kathleen Glasglow & Liz Lawson

What’s up, friends? How are you doing on this 2nd day of September? The coming week will be hot, so make sure you’re staying hydrated, checking in with friends and family, and giving yourself some grace.

Yes, I’m posting on a Saturday, which I only do during October, but I have A LOT of content planned for September, and in order to bring you all the goodness, I figured, why not. Today, I’m reviewing The Agathas by Kathleen Glasglow.

The Review

Title | The Agathas
Author | Kathleen Glasglow & Liz Lawson
Format | Audiobook
Pages | 405
Published  | June, 2017
Genre | YA, Mystery, Thriller
GR Rating | 3.95
Purchase | Amazon


Last summer, Alice Ogilvie’s basketball star boyfriend, Steve, dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. She’s not talking, so where she went and what happened to her is the biggest mystery in Castle Cove. Or it was, at least. But now, another one of Steve’s girlfriends have vanished: Brooke Donovan, Alice’s ex–best friend. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back.

My Rating (4.75)

Sometimes, I will really dig deep into my next novel, and sometimes, I go in with no information. I read very little of the description, and I was pleasantly surprised. Murder, scandal, abuse, and a pretty good story.

Murder mysteries come to a dime a dozen. They start off with characters you hate, salacious behavior, then someone bites it, and you figure out the killer, but The Agathas was more than that, as the story starts with Alice. Spoiled (check), rich (check), but her character proves she is much more than that towards the end.

from The Agathas
“The insides of things are so much different than the outsides. Most people don’t care to find that out.”

She does the spoiled brat thing when her boyfriend dumps her, disappears for five days, and then suddenly returns. But on Halloween, her ex-best friend (Brooke), who’s now with the boyfriend who dumped her (Steve), goes missing.

from The Agathas
“They say money makes you happy. It doesn’t. It just makes you more comfortable in your grief.”

Enter Iris Adams, who would be Alice’s tutor and become a likely ally and friend. Alice and Iris bond over the death of Brooke, and it’s when the ex-boyfriend (Steve) is arrested for the murder that they band together with Iris’s friends to find out what happened to Brooke on that faithful Halloween night.

A small town with a history of secrets and lies, as unsuspecting Alice and Iris are about to enter a world where they would face danger and the killer behind it all. This was a great audiobook to listen to, and it ran a total of 10 hours.

from The Agathas
“We are probably this far from donning trench coats, smoking Lucky Strikes, and slinking furtively around town, taking notes in a little black book. Which doesn’t actually sound all that bad, truth be told.”

My Good Reads Progress

Still reading Kill Creek, The Only One Left, and The Horror at Pleasant Brook.

What books are you anticipating reading this Fall?  Share them in the comments.

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