I almost didn’t pick this book up. It was commonly compared to Luckiest Girl Alive and you KNOW that was at the top of my “I will never recommend this to anyone” book list. But, it just sounded so different. No middle school drama, real adults, a scavenger hunt, etc. They seemed different enough that I was willing to give it a go.
And boy am I happy I did! Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach is one of my favorite mystery I’ve read in quite a while. You can’t get a more complicated and captivating story line than a dysfunctional family with a run away, dementia patient, crazy sister, dead-beat dad, and everyone’s (and I do mean everyone’s) favorite boyfriend. Oh, and all the wine!
It’s a mystery unlike any other. One drawn out through letters instead of people jumping out behind doors and yelling “boo”.
This book was so well written with such memorable characters that I felt like I was there with Ava running around town trying to piece together what happened, because she knows her sister didn’t die in that barn fire, but maybe someone else did…
This was Caite’s debut novel and she is officially on my author watch list because I have a feeling her next novel will be even better!
Have you read Dead Letters? What did you think?