Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and
Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow Lamott stepped back into his life. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton wonders if his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves.
Gilt Hollow is a simple YA murder mystery. I can’t say it’s any more than that. The plot is simple a guy wants revenge on the people who put him in juvie for 4 years. And there is Willow the take charge then becomes so weak in a matter of minutes. There are definitely parts that I really enjoyed and did keep me in suspense.
The characters were hit or miss, I did for the most part enjoy Willow and Ashton. The other characters seemed to fade into the back then pop out a little then disappear. I guess that could have been the point as well. The book itself was a quick read but I felt parts of the book would come to a crawl with your typical Ya clichés.
As I said before it is a simple murder mystery but I do feel it is a pretty good one. There are parts that seem to give the ending or the villains away. They are subtle but they are unfortunately there. So if you like suspense/murder with your typical YA romance this is definitely recommended.
I was given this book in return for my honest review from booklook bloggers.