Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Who remembers the movie I Still Know What You Did Last Summer?
You know, the deserted island, the creepy murderer, silly teens running around trying to figure out whodunit? Yeah, I LOVED that movie when I was a teenager and it still creeps me out thinking about it. Take the very best elements of ISKWYDLS and you have Ten by Gretchen McNeil.
You know how I love me some mysteries, and Ten did not disappoint. It had me guessing incorrectly throughout the entire book and totally left me clueless until the very end. It was
amazing that there was still a bit of romance with all the drama, but I guess tragedy could very well spawn this, yes?
The one thing I wanted a little more of was the emotions the teens felt after people died. Being on a deserted island and having your friends murdered one by one is a bit of a traumatic experience, and I felt like the teens were a bit blasé about the whole thing. That made me not quite as scared/freaked out as much as I could have been.
If Ten is a glimpse of what Gretchen McNeil does, then I cannot wait to read more from her (like Possess). Ten is a quick, fast read that would be perfect to devour on a rainy night.