I received this book at no cost from the publisherWatch You Burn by Amanda Searcy
Published by Delacorte Press on October 23, 2018
WATCH YOU BURN Blog Tour
Jenny didn’t want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble.
But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn.
It’s something she hasn’t been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?
Jenny moves to New Mexico to live with her father after a series of fires. There is a feeling of paranoia surrounding her and those feelings intensify in the creepy Motel she is now residing. She does make a new friend in Ro and then Ben who she becomes attracted to. The violence seems to follow her everywhere. As she tries to figure out who is watching her, people start to die.
The first part of this book was basically world-building that seemed to take its time. We get into the mood of this sleepy mystery that does have a truly twisty ending. I enjoyed it for the most part and while I wanted to take Jenny to a psychiatrist at times, I understand her pathology. Parents: self-harm and fire setting might trigger some teens.
Amanda Searcy has a BA from New Mexico State University and an MA in human rights from the University of Essex in England. She works in collection development for a public library system and loves chocolate, cats, and curling up with a good book. She lives in New Mexico.
Visit her online at amandasearcybooks.com and follow her on Twitter at @aesearcy.
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