River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor

published
August 2nd 2022 by Vesuvian Books
number of pages
284
genre
adult, psychological thriller

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synopsis

“A psychological portrait akin to Lord of the Flies.” ~Midwest Book Review

SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET. SOME SECRETS ARE BETTER OFF DEAD.

ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.

And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.

The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Star quarterback. Handsome. Charming. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.

He is also a psychopath.

A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the haunted abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.

As the victim toll mounts, it becomes clear that someone must stop Beau Devereaux.

And that someone will pay with their life.

review

This story! OMG!

On the river's edge, kids from the local high school gather every Friday. There is where Beau feels the most comfortable. He is an only child of a very powerful family. In the eyes of the town, he is charming and can do no wrong. No one sees through him, except for Leslie. He starts to date her twin sister, who is smitten with him, but Leslie absolutely hates him.

There is something about Beau that she dislikes, something lurks behind the facade. And she is right. Beau is a monster.

Some of the chapters are told from his perspective. To see how he thinks and operates, was equally interesting and very unsettling.

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It's intense, it's mind-bending, it's ... just excellent!

Highly recommend it (read the trigger warnings before!)


happy reading,
anie

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  1. Thank you for sharing this!!!

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  2. The cover is so amazing and the story sounds very intriguing.

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