Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….
No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.
But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartrendingly simple.
Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the lovely publisher, but that has in no way affected my review.
Frozen Beauty is, at its core, a book about sisters and secrets. The book is told from multiple perspectives and bounces around the same timeline, which can be a little confusing, but each other characters lives very different lives which makes it easier to tell the difference between them if you pay attention.
I like how it got to the death of the sister very quickly. That sounds morbid, but the event set the mood for the book, which was suspenseful and a bit eerie. It kept me guessing throughout as, while I enjoyed learning about the characters themselves, I mostly just want to know why the sister had died. Most of the characters, however, are very interesting on their own. They’re each hiding something, even side characters, and it adds to the mystery whenever we’re reminded of that.
The writing style isn’t overly complicated or distracting. I wouldn’t say there’s anything special about it, but I don’t mind because that allowed me to focus on the plot, which I cared about most anyway. I think this was intentional, because the author is very skilled in creating unique character voices and the poetry interspersed within was very beautiful.
Maybe I’m just not one for contemporaries, but Frozen Beauty won’t stay with me for long. It’s a great, well-written book, but the impact wasn’t really there for some reason. The shining aspect of the story has to be the relationships between the sisters and their complicated feelings towards each other. Makes wish I had a sister and glad I don’t at the same time, which seems very realistic.
3.5/5 Stars ❤
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