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No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino's senior year internship at the District Attorney's Office isn't exactly glamorous - more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families. Kate won't let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone - the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot - she realizes that nothing about the case - or the boys - is what it seems. Grant wasn't who she thought he was, and neither is Stone's prime suspect.

©2016 Ashley Elston (P)2017 Tantor

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An okay mystery that's really a romance.

The narrator wasn't the worst I've heard but most characters sounded the same, at least teh male characters did.

I gave the book an extra star because of Mr. Stone and his impairment.

Story-wise... the presentation wasn't the best and I couldn't connect with any of the characters and they seemed insubstantial. There wasn't any foundation or context for the characters or why we should care about them.

I did want to know who the killer was but I found myself skipping to the end of the story. While I won't give away the ending, how Kate got there was pretty contrived and very Perry Mason like.

The reason for the killing was clear enough but again it lacked the context of any backstory. I suppose the backstory was given in snippets at the start/end of the various chapters but these just didn't hold my attention.

The only other thing I'll say is that how Kate hooked up with who she did was so far fetched, especially given what this person did, was barely a step above the insta-love many YA novels feature.