The Last Good Day of the Year

Posted by Alyssa T on June 2, 2015

20613800 (1)Title: The Last Good Day of the Year
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release date: May 2015
Pages: 304
Place on Hold

Synopsis:Ten years ago, in the early hours of New Year’s Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam’s home and took her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag. Remy and Sam, too afraid to intervene at the time, later identified the man as Sam’s sister Gretchen’s much older ex-boyfriend, Steven, who was sent to prison for Turtle’s murder. Now, Sam’s shattered family is returning to her childhood home in an effort to heal. As long-buried memories begin to surface, Sam wonders if she and Remy accurately registered everything they saw. The more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle…and they become more certain that Turtle’s killer is still out there, hidden amongst the members of their tight-knit community.

Recommendation: I recommend this book to those who like mystery and thrillers.

My opinion: Do not read this book if you do not like endings where you decide what happens!! I liked this book, but the ending made me angry. I still can’t decide what I think happened and it has been weeks since I have read this. Anyway, this book was still good. I thought I knew who killed Turtle, but who actually killed her was a really big surprise for me and I didn’t see it coming. I will also say that there were some creepy parts in this book and some creepy people. This book also went back and forth between memories of Sam and present day of Sam. I liked that it went back and forth between the two because it kinda made me feel like I was a detective looking back on the facts. There was also some romance, but not very much.

Overall: I liked this book even though the end made me angry. Just because the end made me angry doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it or that it will make you angry. I don’t regret reading it even though it made me mad.

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