Monday, November 4, 2013

Rearview Mirror by Stephanie Black

Rearview Mirror by Stephanie Black

Summary from Stephanie Black's Website :
On a rainy night eight years ago, Fiona Claridge lost control of her car and crashed, injuring herself and killing her roommate, Mia Hardy. Now, she strives to keep the painful past at bay by staying burrowed beneath the demands of her job as a college professor in a small New England town. But when someone starts leaving her gift-wrapped boxes containing malicious reminders of Mia’s death, Fiona’s guilt and grief come flooding back. 
She assumes her stalker is Kimberly Bailey, a disgruntled student, and enlists the help of fellow professor James Hampton. But when Fiona encounters the angry wife of an old flame, it becomes clear her student isn’t the only one with an eye for revenge. Cruel messages escalate to danger, then murder. As past and present become horribly entangled, Fiona struggles to unravel the truth about a determined killer—before she becomes the next victim. 

4 Stars

Read October 2013

Thriller/LDS Fiction, Inter-Library Loan

My Review:
This book had me guessing the entire time!  I don't usually read thriller/suspense novels, but this won a Whitney Award in 2011 so I thought I would give it a try.

I liked the main character.  I liked the setting of the story; in the northeast in a college town.  I liked that there were many characters that could have been "the bad guy".  And I liked that there was a hint of romance.  

As a side note, the LDS aspect of this book was very slight.  The religion didn't play a major role in my opinion.

Warnings: Stalking, murder, attempted murder

I would let my 15 year old read this story.  I would not let my 12 year old read this story.