Snitch

Snitch

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by Olivia Samms
     
 

Secrets. Lies. They smother. But the truth—sometimes the truth is worse. It kills. Leaves blood on your hands.

As the days count down to her eighteenth birthday, Bea feels trapped. Trapped by her dark past, by her parents’ expectations, even by her own dreams for the future. The road ahead is unclear, blurred with secrets and lies.

The only constant,

Overview

Secrets. Lies. They smother. But the truth—sometimes the truth is worse. It kills. Leaves blood on your hands.

As the days count down to her eighteenth birthday, Bea feels trapped. Trapped by her dark past, by her parents’ expectations, even by her own dreams for the future. The road ahead is unclear, blurred with secrets and lies.

The only constant, sure thing in her life is Sergeant Dan Daniels. He’s faced with a gang-related murder case and asks Bea to use her “skill” to see and then draw the truth out of the suspect…literally. But when she does, it leaves her with more unanswered questions. And then another teen is shot—clinging for his life.

Time is running out. Can Bea find the killer before someone else gets hurt?

"Olivia Samms is a natural born storyteller with a special skill to identify with readers. Sketchy and Snitch are right up there with the very best of YA fiction." —James Patterson, international bestselling author

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, August 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 3) - Beth Karpas
Bea has an odd skill. She can look at a person and literally draw what they are thinking at the time. This has allowed her to help solve a crime in the past, and when this book begins, she is using her skills to help her friend, Sergeant Daniels. Snitch is a mystery with a very small dash of the paranormal but even more, it is the story of a young woman (Bea turns eighteen during the story) understanding who she is: intelligent, an artist, her mother’s child, her father’s child, and a recovering addict. The mystery pulls the reader along, but it is the introspective sections that really make the reader stop and think, as when Bea sees a girl from rehab in the emergency room and thinks, “I’ve never met a stupid addict.” Readers will know this book is promising when they put it down after twenty pages to go look for the first book in the series—not because they are confused, but because they do not want to risk any spoilers which might deny the joy of reading the first book. That is what happened with this reviewer. And just to be clear… there really are not too many spoilers, so if readers cannot find Sketchy (book one of the Bea Catcher Chronicles), they should not deny themselves Snitch. It is clearly the middle of a series: the last chapter begins with Bea in a tailspin. It leaves the reader worried and wanting the next book…now. Yet, unlike many middle books, this one can stand alone, for its mystery plot and for its character development. If it does not leave the shelf on its own, put it in book talks and hand-sell it. It is that good. And readers deserve more like it. Reviewer: Beth Karpas; Ages 12 to 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477847237
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Series:
Bea Catcher Chronicles Series, #2
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Olivia Samms is the author of the Bea Catcher Chronicles. Sketchy, her debut novel and the first in the series, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Olivia lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, where she is working on the next book in the Bea Catcher Chronicles. Learn more: www.oliviasamms.com.

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Snitch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
So I loved the first. Was excited when I found there's a sequel. Then I wasn't as excited but still wanted to read it whenever I got a chance. Finally I have and well, I was a little bored. Don't get me wrong, I like the premise, Bea has her moments, she really does. But in this one, something seemed off, or maybe it had to do with me not being in a reading mood for this. Either way, I liked this. I would give this a 3.5 mostly for Bea's relationships with the different characters, from her mom and BFF. Other than that, this was an okay not as good but has its moments kind of read. Though I do love that cover. And considering how this ended, I am curious where the story will go and Bea. Honestly? Looking forward to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the snitch at the USC/L.A. BOOK FAIR THIS YEAR AND MEET THE ARTHUR. THIS IS SUPPER GREAT AND I LOVE IT, MOST OF I MEET THE ARTHUR AND SIGND BY HER.