Clawing her way out of a horrible background and upbringing Kate O’Brien has tried to make a place for herself among the elite to fast track her journey to Yale by befriending the mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. Both girls have their secrets to keep as they navigate their way through senior year at the Waverly School.
When Mark Redkin joins the staff at Waverly he charms his way into the lives of the students and staff. Olivia is especially taken with Mark and becomes a bit too close to him, another secret she needs to keep. Kate finds that Mark is also a threat to her and keeping her secret buried that she’s tried to hard to run away from.
Beware That Girl is another thriller that I had high hopes for when I first saw it but unfortunately was left feeling a bit underwhelmed by the read when done. The synopsis promises a dark read with a lot of twists and turns but it seemed to follow a rather straight path to the end in my opinion.
The book alternates chapters between Kate and Olivia all throughout the read but sometimes that felt a bit off as Kate’s are first person and Olivia’s third. The world is that of the spoiled rich girls with the poor girl manipulating her way in really didn’t seem that new or intriguing. Then with Mark being introduced it all seemed to obvious that from the start makes you wonder how the guy is still working in schools.
Overall, 2.5 stars for Beware That Girl. Never really grabbed me and made me guess as it just seemed a bit underwhelming and predictable for a thriller.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.