People think of Mother Nature as a gentle lady. They forget that she's also Death...Sixteen-year-old Poppy Sinclair believes in quantum particles, not tarot cards, in Dawkins, not druids. Last summer, in a boating accident in the Lake District, Poppy had a brush with death. But the girl she finds face down in Scariswater hasn't been so lucky. As she fights to discover the truth behind what she believes is murder, Poppy is forced to concede that people and things are not always what they seem and, slipping ever deeper into a web of lies, jealousy and heart-stopping danger, she comes to realise - too late - that the one thing that can save her has been right there, all the time.
This book wasn't at all what I expected.
When I saw the cover and the title I thought it was a zombie book and avoided it because I hate zombie books. However I got a press release through and realised it wasn't and decided to give it a go.
I liked several things about this book.
Firstly it was a murder mystery story which was well told with plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I liked that I wasn't able to predict where it was going from the outset and enjoyed being surprised.
Secondly I loved that it was a little bit different from other titles of a similar genre because it was a little bit hippy, a little bit pagany and I enjoyed having that slightly unusual backdrop to the story. I also really liked the main character and all her teenager ways and loved getting to know her throughout the story.
A really nice title and a welcome addition to my ever growing collection of titles from a British author.