|Release Date: April 25, 2017|
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"It's Ella's senior year of high school and she and her best friend Linds plan to make it the best year ever. At Brock Cochran's end of summer pool party, the girls vow to have as much fun as possible before they head off to different colleges next fall. But when Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from the party, everything changes. Ella's carefree senior year plans disintegrate as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.
Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn't done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn't the only one being tormented.
With the help of an old flame, Jensen Carver, and her friends and family, Ella tries to attain some sense of normalcy, but she can't seem to shake the feeling that there's a dark pattern hidden in the killer's every move. Suddenly, even those in her innermost circle seem suspicious. In her seemingly safe West Virginia town, Ella starts to wonder who she can trust."
The Dead List is a suspense filled read that keeps you guessing. It is dark and twisty and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. Readers who enjoyed JLA’s Don’t Look Back and Till Death are sure to enjoy this one. The Dead List perfectly combines suspense with the swoon.
Ella is a great heroine and what she deals with is so rough. I really admired Ella for how she handled it all. She kept trying to live her life and not let anything stop her and that is something to really admire. Then we have Jensen, and let’s be honest, we all knew I was going to love Jensen. JLA seriously writes the best guys and Jensen was no exception. He is funny and sweet and clearly cares for Ella and I loved it. And I also loved how clear he was about what he wanted. No mixed signals or hot and cold messages, because let’s be honest Ella did not need that on top of everything else she had going on.
The Dead List is a fun read, even though the clown stuff haunts my nightmares. I had a great time reading along and trying to guess who the killer was. I changed my mind so many times. I was right at one point, but I was never confident enough in my guess so the book kept me on my toes.
The Dead List was a twisty read that will keep you guessing throughout. As always, JLA delivered with this book.