Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school and a new life. A year has passed since his serial killer father’s execution and it finally looks like he has a chance to escape the stigma and fear that haunts him. Until he recognises the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom.
Naomi Steadman Is immediately intrigued by Kyle but she doesn’t know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from.
Pretty soon the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started and reliving the horrors of their past may be the only thing that can stop the spree.
Received this book for review from netgally and the publisher in exchange for an honest review this has in no way affected my opinion.
Kyle Henry has had a most unlucky upbringing thanks to his serial killer father and a mother who suffers from a varity mental emotional and physical health issues stemming from a car accident. Now however, Kyle has high hopes of a fresh start. His father has been executed for his crimes, Kyle has changed his name and he and his mother are moving to a new town where Kyle has a promising new start at a fairly exclusive private school.
Things immediately go awry for Kyle when he realises that one of his classmates is the daughter of his father’s last murder victim. She has no idea who Kyle is of course. They were both children when his father ended his spree but Kyle knows her and try as he might to keep away from her and keep his secret. Fate and Attraction keep bringing them together. Then the bodies start showing up.
This novel was really good bordering on amazing. The concept is not one I have come across in teen literature and I know older teens would love the danger, the hit and miss romance the dysfunctional relationships Kyle and Naomi have with each other and the other students at Killdeer Academy and the overall feeling of becoming unhinged the novel brings the reader.
The story kept me on the edge of my seat as I Kyle’s secret came closer and closer to the surface and as the bodies piled up I honesty had no idea what was happening until that final piece of the puzzle clicked into place Kat Ellis is definitely an author I’m adding to my favourites list. This book is firmly YA for older teens. Sexuality and violence, profanity and drug abuse as prevalent.