The ShamAuthor: Ellen Allen
Genre: YA Thriller
Published: September 7th 2014 by BookBaby
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When love leads to death, be careful who you trust…Eighteen-year-old Emily Heath would love to leave her dead-end town, known locally as "The Sham", with her boyfriend, Jack, but he's very, very sick; his body is failing and his brain is shutting down. He's also in hiding, under suspicion of murder. Six months' ago, strange signs were painted across town in a dialect no one has spoken for decades and one of Emily's classmates washed up in the local floods.Emily has never trusted her instincts and now they're pulling her towards Jack, who the police think is a sham himself, someone else entirely. As the town wakes to discover new signs plastered across its walls, Emily must decide who and what she trusts, and fast: local vigilantes are hunting Jack; the floods, the police, and her parents are blocking her path; and the town doesn’t need another dead body.WARNING: THIS BOOK IS UNSUITABLE FOR YOUNGER TEENAGE READERS. IT DEPICTS ADULT SITUATIONS, MURDER SCENES, CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SEX AND PROFANITY.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Author's Note: This book is unsuitable for younger teenage readers. It depicts adult situations, murder scenes, conversations about sex, and profanity.
I have mixed emotions about The Sham. It lived up to my expectations of being gory and violent, but there were a lot of things I didn't get. I liked it okay, but I can't say I'm a fan.
For starters, this book isn't for the faint-hearted. There were gruesome scenes and I often found myself grossed out by the stuffs mentioned in this book. But for some reason, I couldn't look away. The story was riveting. What I liked about The Sham is that it kept me constantly guessing and slightly freaked out up until the end.