Audrey Harte hasn’t been home to visit in years. After finishing college to become a criminal psychologist she moved out to L.A. and has been involved in a T.V. show profiling young criminals. Audrey herself did time in a youth facility when she was younger after she and her friend Maggie had killed Maggie’s abusive father. The time in lock up gave Audrey the motivation and drive to want to be able to help other young people in her life but it also caused the friendship between the two to drift apart.
When Audrey visits her hometown though the first thing that happens is she runs into her old friend Maggie who is drunk and the two have an altercation. The next morning when a body is discovered on the beach it is found that it was Maggie and Audrey ends up being the main suspect. Determined to clear her name Audrey begins her own investigating along with her old friend Jake.
It Takes One was one of those fast paced, intense thrills rides from beginning to end. It didn’t take long at all to become completely hooked on this well written story. There were a lot of other things taking place in this small town along with trying to solve the murder so never a dull moment while reading.
Audrey was a great character, she’s strong and independent and made something for herself even after a horrific event. She had only done what she had due to Maggie’s father being abusive and the girls had done what they should and told other adults only to have no one believe them. I also absolutely loved Jake, a style and attitude all his own he was easy to like right off. There were so many colorful and interesting secondary characters also in the book that added to the story.
Overall, great read to make you think…just how far would you go for someone you loved? Definitely a book I’d recommend and will be looking to pick up the next as this will be a new series featuring Audrey.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.