Never Say Goodbye
30 years ago the official verdict was that 13-year-old Zoe Gray accidentally drowned. But when her sister Claire inherits the family home she discovers her sister's secret diary, which tells a very different story.
Paperback, 440 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Poolbeg Press
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Not impressed with this at all, while I thought the idea behind the novel was a good one I felt it was poorly written. The sentences seemed forced and staccato like to me and the overuse of exclamation points was a bit of a turn off. I may have not noticed this as much but I think after the last novel that I read, which was almost poetic in nature, that these shortcomings really stood out to me. With all that being said the plot was interesting enough that I wanted to finish to see how it ended.
Yet another blinder from Kavanagh, this author knows how to twist and turn plots so you cannot possibly predict the ending!Claire is determined to avenge her sister's death and on discovering a diary written by her sister Zoe she begins to piece together why her sister committed suicide, 4 affluent school girls in Zoe's class made her life hell and Zoe began to document the miserable existence she had while trying to hold together a semblance of a life for her and her little sister living with a...more
I have read hundreds and hundreds of books and am always looking for new authors. Linda Kavanagh is AMAZING!!! This book made me angry, sad, happy, and hopeful. The twists, especially at the end, was one of the most shocking and disturbing I've ever read. HIGHLY recommend this book and author!!