Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Truly, Madly, Deadly
Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
Publisher-Sorcebooks Fire
Release- July 16th 2013
Pre-Order-Amazon/ B & N/ Chapters

Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."

My Thoughts:
I don't usually like to read abusive-type books, but for some reason this one sounded really interesting. Turns out that I was right. Truly, Madly, Deadly is a dark and disturbing story about the depths in which a person would go to prove how much they care, but in the form of completely twisted. We begin our story with Sawyer Dodd at her boyfriend, Kevin Anderson's funeral, but Sawyer doesn't know how to feel. Sad that her boyfriend died in a car accident or relieved since he can no longer hurt her. Trying to move on from the lost, Sawyer goes back to school, but when she opens her locker there's a note inside that simply says; Your Welcome

Wow, I'm not even sure what to say about this one. I've read my share of whodunit mysteries, but I have to say that this one seemed to really focus on making the main character go through an endless amount of emotional turmoil. Sawyer's life is so out of control that I'm amazed that she's even sane enough to walk straight. It felt like everything was happening to this poor girl all at once and as the story moves on the mystery begins to build-up even more as people are getting hurt that are involved with Sawyer in one way or another. 

Hannah Jayne's writing is very strong. I love the way she moves this story along, giving us more then enough material and suspects to keep us guessing and on our toes throughout the entire book. At times some of the events did feel a little overwhelming since it was one thing after the other, after the other with really no breathing room in between, but I think it was intentional since the character was meant to feel the magnitude of the stalkers warped affections. I also think Jayne did a remarkable job getting into the mind of our obsessed-admirer. This person was truly unhinged, creepy and completely mad, doing things all in the name of love.

While reading, most of these characters seemed to earn a glaring suspicious eye from me almost right away. With a large enough cast of characters it was hard to guess who was behind all these strange events. 
I really enjoyed our main protag, Sawyer. I liked her voice. It was raw, real and heartfelt and I couldn't help feel invested with her from minute one. My heart really did go out to her but I was also a little frustrated with her at times and wish she would have told someone what was going on before it was to late. Chloe is a dedicated friend and made a huge impact in Sawyer's life. There is a very little romance in this one but what we did get was very sweet. Cooper is a good people and I'm glad that he was there for Sawyer when she needed someone. We did get a few flash-back memories with Kevin, but I wish we got a few more since I didn't feel completely connected to him and therefore couldn't sympathize with Sawyer the way I wanted to regarding him, but then again, the string of ill intentions paired with all the events that unfolded more then made up for that. 

All in all, I really enjoyed this book. Great writing and characters and the story-line has an incredible mix of thriller, mystery and even has a spark of romance. The ending and the stalker revelation had me completely shocked. I never saw that one coming and thought it was a brilliant move by Jayne. This is an author to look out for peeps. Well done!

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14 comments:

  1. Woooooooooow! Awesome review, Tina! It sounds really dark like Flawed and Stolen so definitely need to try it, loved those two :)

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    1. Thanks Rebekah:) Those were two great books as well. Hope you enjoy this one:)

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  2. This review really grabbed my attention so much so that I had to add this book to my wish list. Well done!

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    1. Thank-you:) The plot was really fun to keep up with!

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  3. This one sounds brilliant! I've got to get my hands on it when it hits stores!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it:) Happy reading!

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  4. Oh, yay!!!! I'm so excited that I came across your review. I've heard other not-so-fab reviews, and I was a bit concerned. I will be reading it very soon for my blog tour stop in August, and I've been SO looking forward to it. I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it. :) I hope I love it too!

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    1. I had a lot of fun with this this one. Hope it's the same for you!:)

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  5. This sounds incredible! I'm off to check it out. :) Thanks for the review!

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  6. Ooooh looks really different and interesting! Definitely one that would be great for those days where I'm just sick of the mushy contemps! Awesome review!

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    1. Haha! This one will get you think'in for sure:) Hope you enjoy!

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  7. Great review. I am just starting this one today.

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    1. Happy reading!:)Hope your enjoying it.

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