Release Day Blitz: The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly

The Foxglove Killings - Tara Kelly 
Released:Sept. 1, 2015 by Entangled Teen
Genre:YA, Contemporary, Mystery,Thriller

Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.

I work at Gramps's diner, and the cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He's almost like a stranger now. I can't figure it out...or why I'm having distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn't be having.

Then one of the cakes disappears.

When she turns up murdered, a foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy, Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it's up to us to prove his innocence and uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I've ever known about myself — and Alex.

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Let’s be honest who doesn’t like a good mystery with a sprinkle of romance. That’s exactly what I got when I decided to pick up Tara Kelly’s The Foxglove Killings. Now I won’t stay that I was glued to my Nook until the last page, but my attention was kept in spurts. The story is heart racing and well writing and it does keep you guessing, right up until the last chapter.

Someone in Emerald Cove has mutilated a deer and put it on display. Not knowing if this was a one time incident has everyone in town on edge. Nova and her best friend, Alex have a few ideas of who it could be, mainly the “cakes”, which happen to be the rich kids they had problems with.I have to admit I had a few guesses out there myself. When the actual killer was revealed I was both surprised and disappointed. The reasoning made complete sense, but yet unsatisfying.

TFK is told solely from the main character Nova’s POV, her character was rather likable, but she also irritated me by being young and impulsive. Made me absolutely crazy. Her theories and emotions were all over the place. Not to mention she was kind of a crappy friend to Alex. The relationship felt one sided. Things became a tad awkward at times when new feelings that developed between Nova and Alex only complicating their friendship.

Overall The Foxglove Killings was an intense nail biting thriller that I truly enjoyed.

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He stroked the nape of my neck, his fingers combing through my hair. My muscles relaxed, even with the stifling heat, but I fought the urge to press closer, to tilt my head up and face him. Everything I missed about him, every bit of anger rose up in my throat, forming a tight ball.
It was hard to breathe. But it was harder to let go. 

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About the Author
Tara Kelly adores variety in her life. She’s an author, one-girl-band, graphic designer, editor, and photographer. She lives in Sin City with her beloved guitars, sound design master husband, and a fluffy cat named Maestro.

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