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(Bea Catcher Chronicles #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Secrets. Lies. They smother. But the truth—sometimes the truth is worse. It kills. Leaves blood on your hands.

As the days count down to her eighteenth birthday, Bea feels trapped. Trapped by her dark past, by her parents’ expectations, even by her own dreams for the future. The road ahead is unclear, blurred with secrets and lies.

The only constant, sure thing in her life i
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Skyscape
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Faye, la Patata
When I first read about Bea in Sketchy last year, I was instantly captivated. She was a seventeen year old girl of African American and Italian descent, loved anything vintage, had a cool gay best friend, had just finished rehab, and had the power to draw the truth from people she eye contacts with. Aside from all these, she had a realistic voice for a seventeen year old that gave the overall air of the book a fun edge. I loved getting to know her as well as her frustrations not only with demons ...more
nidah05 (SleepDreamWrite)
So I loved the first. Was excited when I found there's a sequel. Then I wasn't as excited but still wanted to read it whenever I got a chance. Finally I have and well, I was a little bored. Don't get me wrong, I like the premise, Bea has her moments, she really does. But in this one, something seemed off, or maybe it had to do with me not being in a reading mood for this.

Either way, I liked this. I would give this a 3.5 mostly for Bea's relationships with the different characters, from her mom
May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Please, please, please I hope there is going to be another book in this series. I wasn't as invested in the mystery as I was in the first book but this one was still really good. I can't say enough good things about Bea the MC. I absolutely love her.
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Highly enjoyed the second book in the Bea Catcher Chronicles and looking forward to the next installment. :)
Makayla Bean
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the suspense and always being on edge!!! Very inspiring recovery story too about how tough everything is to deal with. Hoping there's a third book!!
John Clark
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Caution: Don't read this until you have read Sketchy because you will cheat yourself big time. This one starts with a bang when a guy and his girlfriend are in a boat right after she's told him that she is pregnant and he's about to propose when she freaks out. A body, that of a young black man, is floating beside them.
Despite one slip, Bea has been hanging in with her recovery. Even so, her mother, also in recovery, keeps her on far too short a leash and that, her conflicted feelings for Serge
Lekeisha The Booknerd
I requested this book because I was told that it can be read as a stand-alone, even though it’s the second book in the series. It tells of a seventeen, almost eighteen-year-old, girl named Bea who is a recovering addict. Some time during her stint in rehab, she developed the ability to “see” into people’s deepest thoughts, drawing out the truth on paper. I found this somewhat fascinating, and wanted to know more. Bea is sort of lost right now, and the only person that keeps her focused is a cop ...more
Lauraelisabeth (fashion-by-the-book)
I received a copy of this book in exchanged for a honest review. In no way did the author or publishing company influence my review. For full review, check out my blog fashion by the book on tumblr

After the exciting and excellent first book in the Bea Catcher Chronicles, I was so excited to start the second one. Sadly, this one wasn’t as amazing as the first, but I still enjoyed it.

Snitch picks up a couple months after the events of Sketchy. Bea Washington is a badass, art-skilled, fashionista (
I started Snitch on Aug 25 and finally forced myself to finish on Oct 26. I devoured Sketchy, the first book, in two days only because I had to sleep.

The pacing is slow and the characters are completely unbelievable at times... most of the time. They don't speak or act normally. They did and said things, or things just happened that ended up being filler or drove the story in a way that made me cringe or roll my eyes quite often. There's a subtlety that's desperately needed and missing. Everythi
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-the-margins
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Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, just as much as I enjoyed the first! Bea is the most interesting female character I have read in a very long time. She is spunky and fun and a bit of a bad girl. She curses and is recovering from drugs and does some sketchy things. But it is so refreshing to take a break from all the good girls currently in young adult literature. In this book, we get to find out a little more about her powers and where they came from, which I really enjoyed. We also got a new mystery ...more
Tony Parsons
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beatrice Washington (17, Bea, African/Italian American) for now lives with her Mom; Bella (artist), dad; Richard Art chair/professor at the University of Michigan. Bea is anxiously counting the days until she turns 18, then she can move out & who knows what with her life.

Bea is working with Sergeant Dan Daniels (Ann Arbor P/D) & Detective Cole & has the remarkable ability through her art drawings to undercover a murder/drug crime that occurred right under the administrations nose in her Packard
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This is a YA mystery novel starring Bea Washington - a smart, sassy about to turn 18 year old. This is the 2nd book in a series but it is fine to read as a stand alone book. The author recaps Bea's story in this book. Bea has the ability to draw pictures and words that are on someone's mind when she focuses on the person. She befriends a cop, Sergeant Dan Daniels, who uses her ability to help solve some crimes. In this book, a teenager is murdered and drugs are found in the bag of another boy, J ...more
Apr 25, 2014 rated it liked it
This wasn't as good as the first one, in my opinion, although the premise--the protagonist can see another person's inner thoughts if she's drawing while making eye contact with them--is still fascinating in its potential. The romantic aspect is a little unrealistic, but it keeps me intrigued nevertheless; I'm a sucker for an unlikely pairing, but it's still a bit hard to root for a 28-year-old guy to hook up with an 18-year-old "girl," no matter how much maturity she has gained from conquering ...more
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
I found myself rather disappointed in this book. The first one was so inventive and refreshing, so different from normal teen books. But this one just.. I guess it felt more like a first attempt debut than a book from someone with so much to offer. But perhaps that's why it fell a bit short? Too much pressure to have it live to the first one's standards that things got lost in the mix. The aspect of this being a murder-mystery kind of got put on the back burner. It felt as if the murder was ther ...more
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
The concept for this book is amazing. I love Bea too. Sometimes though Bea can be a real annoying character. Most of the time she isn't. Her some what relationship with Daniels is cute and interesting. And the story line is relate-able. If you've been to a large high school with at least a thousand students, You hear about drugs, see them, and every now and then you hear about deaths related to them. In this story it seemed realistic enough. I enjoyed this book all the way through. I did get ann ...more
Michele Adams
Sep 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
I was blown away by book 1. The concept the story everything that I ran out and purchased the hard copy since I couldn't find the kindle version. I have to say I was really disappointed in book 2. The author has a great concept with a person that can draw what a person is thinking that she could do so much more. I felt the story was weak and the ending made me feel she was writing about herself and what she was or wanted to do with her life rather than the characters. I hope she gets back to wri ...more
Peggy Roberson
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The plot of this book was very believable, and moved along quickly, almost from the first page. If you grew up in the greater Detroit area, as I did, that makes it an added plus. It's like reading about your backyard, and you can really picture the plot unfolding in your mind!! Olivia has a special way with words, that draws you into her book, and you reach a point where you don't want to put the book down!! There are plenty of twists and turns, along with other plot dramas, to keep the story li ...more
Rysa Walker
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: older-ya
I loved Sketchy and find Bea a very engaging heroine for older teens. This book doesn't *quite* rise to the same level--this is a 4 1/2 for me, but I always round up. :) This is definitely "edgy" YA, so I'd say it's more for older teens and adults who like YA. The characters remained strong, especially Bea and her mother, and I'm very interested to see where the next book takes us as Bea moves into adulthood.
Tj Hobson
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a great book. Yet I have not read the first installment of the Bea Catcher Chronicles, and still have to read it, this book showed how a character went through a lot of trouble. Bea is the right type of character for this chronicles. She is very intelligent young lady that uses her skills for good. This book also shows how the life of teens in high school can affect other around them. Overall good book and anyone should read this.
Mar 29, 2014 rated it liked it
I never felt that I knew much about Bea or why she made the choices she did. Her story had too many elements in it. As a result there was lots of information floating around but way to many questions remaining at the end. Her actions did not make sense. A colorful story but no characters to bond with.
Lisa Dess
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing all the way and was totally surprised by the outcome. I love Bea's character, she'd determined, stubborn, independent, just plain awesome. Olivia's writing is amazing.
Sarah Hollifield
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Went right out and purchased the e-book after I won Sketchy on Goodreads. And boy am I glad I did! Another marathon night of reading.. I love these characters, even with their faults. Anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Bea Catcher Chronicles!!!
Courtney LaSalle
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: net-galley
I DNF this book. The premise is good, I like the idea, but the execution is off. I did not enjoy this authors writing style and I felt it to be very bland. I did not have any interest or liking for main character Bea

A copy of this book was provided to me by Netgalley
Mar 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, dnf
I barely made it through the first book so that should have been an indication for me to stop, but stupid me didn't and now I wasted precious time reading some of this.

Honestly, all the characters are annoying and the "romance" with the cop is just ridiculous. I can't with this book.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one as much as the first look forward to more in this series! Bea is a fantastic character flawed and real I look forward to seeing her grow and hearing more about her mom and her past. Totally recomend if you like thriller and older young adult series.
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
It didn't have the same feel as the first book to make it as interesting. It does hit on issues that I imagine would affect the black community pretty hard, but it doesn't seem to feel real. The issues are real, but they aren't fleshed out to the point where it would hit a reader hard.
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Still love Bea, consider her awesome. So strong and fierce. Really hope to read more.
Tracy Bozarth
Feb 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
What a waste of time!
Emily Medina
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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