She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.
It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...
But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?
This is what I would consider to be a perfect read for a rainy afternoon. It was a very fast read, with likable and easy characters and the plot was no problem to follow. I was actually surprised by how quickly I finished up. Although there were some twists and turns thrown in (all good mysteries have them) it was nothing that would drive you crazy. Ivy Devlin started a great, fun and easy idea that has definite possibility for future follow ups.
Avery is a special girl. She's grown up and spent her entire life in the woods, at least until her parents are murdered right outside their home. She was found at the scene but can't remember anything about the actual event. She moves in with her estranged grandmother and struggles to piece together any minor details of that night's events. This is no easy task after the trauma she's experienced. Reading and seeing the frustration Avery dealt with daily while trying to remember anything in hopes of helping the police find who committed this awful crime was heart breaking. I felt her frustration through the pages.
Along the way a new boy, Ben moves to town and has a tendency to pop up wherever Avery is. Add to that the instant connection both of them seem to have for one another and we've got another element to add to our mystery. How is it possible to feel so close to someone you just met? Avery asks herself this very question every time she thinks of Ben (which is basically all the time) and she's got to find some answers. Does he feel the same way? Why is he so overly protective of her? Does he know something that she doesn't? And Avery's pretty sure he has some secrets of his own as well, but can she handle them after all she's been through?
All of these characters were a lot of fun to follow and read about. Devlin did tie up most of the loose ends towards the end of the book, but I still think there's more to work with for future tie ins. Mystery and romance are key parts to this story so if you're looking for a light and easy read than this might be the book for you.
I gave Low Red Moon 3 shamrocks!!!