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Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 3rd 2017 by Random House Australia
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Ryan Buckby
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
bad things happen. fight to make them right or let it wreck your life.

This book was just top notch.. this is Fleur Ferris at her absolute best and i didn't think that could be possible as her other two novels are just as good. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017 and i wasn't disappointed at all. Fleur is one of those authors that just has a natural talent for writing and story telling and it shows in her novels. I could read and listen to her stories non stop because they
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Rachael
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me catch my breath! Wowsers! What a ride. Fleur Ferris has crafted another page-turning thriller in this murder-mystery-who-dunnit. I was gripped from the very beginning. I loved the dual narratives drip feeding the story from Tamara in the present and William in the past. I had a great time trying to guess who to trust. Ferris masterfully creates a cast of characters to love and hate and then tips you into a spiral of self doubt! I really enjoyed the shipwreck details and found the descript ...more
Richard
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After 'Risk' Fleur Ferris could have written a kind of 'Risk 2' which would have been the easy way. Since then however she has produced 'Black' and now 'Wreck' both of which are definitely not 'Risk 2.'

Wreck has an older main character than Fleur's first two books who deals with different though equally serious and contemporary issues. It is fast paced, has characters we love and some we most definitely do not. Its brilliant pace is in part due to the actual physical movement of Tamara (the main
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Danielle
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fleur Ferris really knows how to hook you into a story and keep you on the edge of your seat! Thrilling and action-packed, I couldn't put it down because I just wanted to know how it was going to end!

Full review to come on my blog:
www.thechroniclesofdanielle.wordpress...
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Nadia King
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wreck opens with a bang which kept me from my bed.

From the first page of Ferris's third book, I was hooked.

Eighteen-year-old, Tamara Bennett, is about to start university and leave behind the small town she's grown up in, but in an instant she is drawn into danger and her life is turned upside down. The small newspaper she worked for prints her latest story and suddenly, Tamara's life is in danger and she's up against the most powerful family in Australia.

Ferris drew me in with her suspense and
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Rob De
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fleur is a fantastic author of gripping YA crime suspense thrillers and Wreck might be her best work yet! She certainly draws on personal experience both as a police officer and paramedic.
Our main character Tamara is about to enter university to study journalism with high ideals of only ever writing good news stories. Alternate chapters are the story of William set five years ago when his mega rich media owner families super yacht capsizes and his adored cousin Christian goes missing, presumed d
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Melissa Pouliot
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read Fleur Ferris's third YA fiction novel Wreck in one sitting. I was drawn in instantly by the eye catching cover and blurb on the back as I knew I would relate to the central character Tamara Bennett who 'is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news' - something I aspired to in my early journalism career while reality constantly challenged that notion. Wreck is the type of book that you will stay awake during the night for, with its fast pace, suspense, drama and in ...more
Emily Mead
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Somehow this is the first Fleur Ferris book I've read and it did NOT DISAPPOINT. Very fast-paced thriller, I loved the MC, the journalism influences...really excellent. I kind of wish there'd been another plot twist at the end but it was still fantastic.
Josephine
WOW.

Absolutely brilliant, and addictive to the very last word. Best work of Fleur's yet (it seems by each book she is improving exponentially) and I am already aching to read what she comes out with next.

Thanks for the ride!
Jenny
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
YA readers out there you will love this third novel by Fleur Ferris. It is packed full of action, emotion, suspense and drama. All the right ingredients to hook a reader in and keep them engaged to the very last page. Congrats Fleur on another top read, there's lots to like - particularly the way this novel will connect with young adult readers. The cover design is enticing and the writing is fast paced.
Jess Best
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
the writing was simplistic (though the plot was everything but), i like tamara and the other characters. pretty good and now i wanna read "black"
Annie
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this would have to be the YA thriller of 2017!!! Once again, my friend Fleur Ferris is back with her third novel, “Wreck” and once again… She does not disappoint!!! This book was simply “un-put-downable” and if I didn’t have to work full time I would have finished this book much sooner!! From page one this book really was a page turner, such a suspenseful story!!! Published by Penguin Random House, this is a fantastic story where 2 worlds collide over a 5 year old mystery and a battle for the tr ...more
Sprinkled Pages
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
this was such a fun thriller that kept me on my toes THE ENTIRE TIME! i had no idea what was going to happen next and the entire story was so well written and unpredictable! i did not have super high hopes going into this but it was absolutely amazing, thank goodness!

for more, click the link to read my no spoiler book review: https://sprinkledpages.blogspot.com.a...
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Pat
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling read, great main characters and interesting plot.
Sue
With Wreck, Fleur Ferris has firmly established herself as one of Australia's great YA thriller writers. Risk and Black were a little creepier than this offering, but I think with Wreck, Ferris has stepped things up a notch. Tamara is a protagonist who comes into her own as the novel progresses. Her story arc sees her firstly quite timid and frightened and by the end she is a take-no-prisoners badass. The same can be said of the other protagonist, William Chisel (great family name btw). Bullied ...more
Melissa (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
This is my favourite book from Fleur yet! I could not put this book down for a second!

I loved the way the chapters jumped back and forth from the past to present, slowly revealing clues as the story progressed. I worked out who Zel was at page 58 (yep, I even made a note of the page!) and chapter three was an early tear-jerker. I loved that the action started in chapter one, where normally there'd be casual introductions to the characters. None of that here! It's all "Hi, I'm the main character
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K.
Trigger warnings: murder, death of a friend, violence, kidnapping, gun violence, blood, car accident.

Oh man. I really WANT to love Fleur Ferris' books, but there's just something about them that feels overly simplistic to me. This one almost would have worked better as an adult book because I have to say I had a reeeeeeeeeally hard time buying the idea of a 23 year old running a major media corporation, whereas if all the characters had been just five years older it would have worked a lot bett
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lauren ♡
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
tw: sexual assault (it's brief but caught me off guard so i wanted to give ppl a heads up)

fleur ferris is easily one of my fave authors when it comes ya thrillers. i'm always so captivated and fly through the books in almost one sitting. i loved this as much as i loved risk and black!! i really hope she continues to fill my ya thriller needs because every time i read one of her books i'm reminded why this is my favourite genre ♥
Lulai
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know why but I really wanted to discover Fleur Ferris with this book. It was a nice, action pack and fun read and I love that the story was set in Australia and not in the US like so many other. A great book and I really want to read Risk now
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
This review was originally published on Happy Indulgence. Check out the post for a Q&A with Fleur Ferris!

3.5 stars

Wreck features a journalist who is bent on telling the truth and a runaway who kidnaps her. He's tied to a mysterious boating accident 5 years ago, where the son of a wealthy family has gone missing.

We hear the story from interchanging perspectives - Tamara, who gets kidnapped by the fugitive Zel, and William from 5 years ago, who watched his brother go missing. The stories run para
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Wing (bibliomeds)
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Truth to be told, I’ve never read any of Fleur’s books. I’ve seen her other YA title Black around on bookstagram but I never got the chance to read it. But seeing that Wreck is a YA thriller set in Australia and written by an Australian author – I KNEW I had to get my hands on it. AND OH MY! It did not let me down!

The first few pages got me hooked completely that I couldn’t stop reading (nevermind that it was like 1 am) – and I simply couldn’t stop reading. I love the fact there was minimum mund
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Trisha
Lots of shelves to tick. Lots of gripping suspense. Feisty, brave main character, with a really nice best friend relationship.

Lots to think about, and very relevant to the current political climate.

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Star
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret that I love all of Fleur's books, and this one is no different.

I enjoyed the change up in the dual POV with this book. It was really cool to see things from Tamara's point of view, to William's view from five years previous.


4.5/5 stars
Becky Johnson
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was such an amazing ride.
The strength, determination, and goodness of the main character Tamara has definitely motivated me to dig deep in rough situations.

This story had me gasp aloud, squeal when a mystery was revealed, I was shocked, heart pounding, bit all my nails clean off, and still had a moment of “aww”.

Fleur is such a wonderful writer and to be able to share my thoughts and commentate my reactions to her as I read was a great experience.

I highly recommend this book for any
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Haylie Jean
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished an amazing book & I was worried it would be a long time before I found another one I could love the same or even more.. The next day I found this book & it wiped all those worries away.. This book was pure perfection! Even better than the last book I read.
Could not put this baby down! Half of me is happy that I read this book & the other half is sad because I wish I read it slower only because I was not ready to let go of Tamera or Zel yet :(
Even wanted to jump into the book when
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Sam Whitehouse
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a story!! Loved the dual perspective (kind of jealous tbh, I’ve always tried to write dual and can never pull it off) and really enjoyed the depth of Tamara’s character. A thriller I struggled to put down. Love your work, Fleur!!!
Sandra
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic young adult novel.
Chloe Hughes
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Definitely this is the best and thrilling of Fleur has written.
The action and thrill has been been notched up 10 times!!!!
A real page turner yet I didn't want the story to be over so quickly.
I've always wanted to find a message in a bottle and the idea of finding one that could lead to uncovering a mystery with added high stakes action and thrills sounds good to me. 👍🏼
bubbles
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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CATastrophe
First of all, this book was not something I picked up because I heard reviews about it. In fact I heard nothing about it at all. All I did was walk past it one day at the shops, read the back and already it intrigued me.

When I bought this book, I didn’t know what to expect, but it had me glued in on the first chapter.

This novel has already encouraged me to read more of ‘Fleur Ferris’ work.

Her writing is exceptional, her characters are well developed and the plot lay out deserves a round of appla
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