by Ann Stampler
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub Date: June 14, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed?—and the boy who’s sent to kill her.
Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.
Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price.
As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.
My Review: I'm so excited that I got another book by Ann! She has this writing thing down!
Anywho.... It's time to disappear. After all, its what you do after you witnessed a murder and then have someone coming after you. Or maybe she committed the murder? Nicolette isn't the type of girl to go around killing anyone, so it looks like shes on the run from seeing someone being killed. And there is a boy trying to find and kill her. So how did she go from being the girl everyone liked and having a good life, to being on the run for her life?
Well the murder happened near her house, so she was kind of caught in the middle. Now she needs to hide, after all a hit man is not really known for being nice and letting a witness run free. So thats where Jack comes in. He's a really good kid, despite his family doing some horrible things. He is so close to finishing school and leaving this family behind him. But next thing you know, his brother drags him in. He must get to Nicolette or else.
Well things just got more interesting, fast paced and glued to your seat intensity. Yup, these two are so much fun to read about. They try so hard to outsmart the other and stay one step ahead to stay alive. But these two, you just can't deny how great they are together. Even though they really shouldn't be due to whats going on. But heck, they can both be on the run and have this crazy fun life together. But who know how it will all go.... (:
I just love love loved this book! Ugh the feels were strong on this book. To the point where I just have to find someone and spill the entire book. Yup, I need more from Ann now, I love her writing.