Take the Fall

Finished Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

WHO KILLED GRETCHEN MEYER?

Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen’s body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can’t be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information…could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?

At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend—and Sonia’s longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he’s the killer. But as Gretchen’s many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus’s involvement, and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus, the artist, the screwup, the boy she might be falling for have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn’t him in the woods that night…who could it have been?”

I really enjoyed nine-tenths of this story.  It was a good mystery and the reveal was unexpected.

Without getting into who it was, that actually was the problem I had: I hate who the culprit was and it absolutely wrecked my overall enjoyment of the novel.

There’s ‘I want something no one will see coming’ and then there’s `This ending makes no sense whatsoever’ and this was the latter.

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