Title: Wicked Charm
Author: Amber Hart
Nothing good comes from living in the Devil's swamp.
Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn't half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog.
Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.
Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell—the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town.
But beneath his wicked, depthless eyes, there's something else that draws Willow to him.
When yet another girl he knew dies, though, Willow questions whether she can trust her instincts…or if they're leading to her own death.
Holy mother of the lord. This was one suspenseful novel. Wicked Charm was captivating from the very beginning. It had you questioning everything about this new world you are introduced to. I love that there is a bit of romance in this book, but that it mainly focuses on the mystery. What is happening? Who is killing these girls? You will have to read to find out.
The blurb on this book really got my attention. Deep in the swamp girls keep ending up dead. They all have one connection. Is that the serial killer or is it someone else? I really enjoyed the mystery of it all. It kept me on my toes and guessing until the very end. I didn’t realize who the killer was until the characters figured it out. It was refreshing to be caught up in the mystery.
The characters were wonderful as well. Willow is such a great character. She has the same feelings like most girls, but I found her tenacity to be refreshing. I liked that even though she has insecurities, she was also strong in spite of them. She is a strong character to follow. Then we have Beau. Good old Beautiful. He definitely has charm. He is handsome and friendly, but also a little heartbreaker. I liked getting to know him. He is the true definition of never judging a book by it’s cover. There is also more beneath the layers.
This book was perfect in the heat department. This book is a murder mystery book, with a touch of romance. With that being said, the flirty scenes with these characters were just the lightness needed to keep this book from being too dark. There wasn’t heat in the sense of an adult book. Instead, it is the perfect heat for a YA book. Just enough to keep you wanting more, but not enough to cross any lines.
The writing style of this book blew my mind. I devoured it within hours. I just had to know what was going to happen next. The suspense kept my nerves drawn tight and my alert on high. I just had to know who the killer was. Let me tell you, I was surprised. The pace of this book was steady and perfect for a thriller. I honestly wish I could read this book again as a newbie.
In conclusion, this was a very suspenseful book. If you like mysteries with a lot of action, then this book is for you. If you are like me and need a little romance, then this book has you covered. Everything about this book is perfect, from the blurb to the surprise ending. Honestly, I cannot believe I enjoyed this book as much as I did. It made me hunger for more.
Writing Style: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5