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Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Boys by Abigail HaasDangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: August 14, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

It all comes down to this. Oliver, Ethan, and I. Three teens venture into an abandoned lake house one night. Hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding. The other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder ...? Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece the story together - a story of jealousy, twisted passion and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful faces ...

I went into Dangerous Boys expecting Gillian Flynn, but it didn’t quite hit the mark. As someone who hasn’t read Dangerous Girls, it went against every fibre of my being to read this book first, as I normally prefer to read authors’ works in order of publication, if I plan on reading more than one book before starting. Therefore, I didn’t have much to go with when I started this book, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to get. But it certainly wasn’t Gillian Flynn.

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Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Boys by Abigail HaasDangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: 14th August 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars

Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder?

Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…

So, love triangles. They’re pretty much at the top of just about everyone’s most disliked aspects of books they’ve read and shows they’ve watched, including myself. This is because love triangles are usually used as a cheap way of adding drama to a book and are thus almost always superficially explored. There’s always a girl, a good guy and a bad one. There’s always one question: who will she choose? The love triangle becomes larger than the characters, the story it’s featured in and the girl at the centre of it is lost in all the ridiculous drama. But there’s always an exception to the rule; Dangerous Boys is that one book that takes the concept of a love triangle, turning it inside out, twisting and exploring what it really means for a girl to be caught between two choices.

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