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Review: Poison Heart by SB Hayes

Poison Heart by SB Hayes
Published by Quercus

From the moment Katy sees Genevieve's beautiful face staring at her from a window, her life will never be the same. Wherever Katy turns, Genevieve is there - at school, with Katy's friends, and worst of all, in Katy's hot new boyfriend’s life.

But Genevieve has a menacing side, a dangerous side, a threatening side that she only reveals to Katy: I'm your worst nightmare.

When Genevieve's behaviour becomes increasingly twisted, Katy delves into the girl's past, with the help of her best friend Luke. Nothing prepares her for the dark truths that she discovers, or the new romance she finds along the way. Is Genevieve a troubled girl with a difficult childhood? Or is the truth unearthly and much more frightening?

Who is the real Genevieve?

What are her secrets?

Why is she determined to destroy Katy's life?

A rich, twisting thriller of friendship, love and evil that you'll find impossible to put down.

This is going to be a short review so please forgive me. I have spent a long time getting my way through this because I have had so much else on this past few weeks. Therefore please don't take the length of this review (and time I took to read it - most of the people who read my reviews know I am normally a super speedy ready) as an indication that I didn't like it because I really did enjoy it.

I enjoyed several things about this book

I loved that you are never quite sure throughout the majority of the story what the actual deal with Genevieve is or why she is going out of her way to ruin Katy's life. It's really creepy when you really aren't sure about what she is actually capable of which makes it even more sinister.

I loved Luke and the relationship he had with Katy. I loved seeing how they interacted and thought he was just a bit too gorgeous for his own good.

The ending was immense. I loved the revelation at the end which was both not at all expected but really fitting at the same time

You'll love this if you love sinister and creepy reads. A real psychological thriller.


Jim said…
Great review despite the short length! I thought this was awesome - really creepy (somehow I ended up reading it in the early hours of the morning, which wasn't a good idea!) and I loved the changing relationship between Luke and Katie.

I reviewed SB Hayes at YA Yeah Yeah if you'd like to take a look - hope you don't mind me plugging it!
serendipity_viv said…
Ooh Kirsty you sound really busy! I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound good.
Darn it - shuffles TBR pile AGAIN :D