Twisted

Twisted

by Hannah Jayne

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Overview

Twisted by Hannah Jayne

Guilty until proven innocent...

Bex has always been her daddy's little girl. After her mother left, it was just the two of them. Sure he spoiled her with clothes and jewelry, but what father doesn't dote on his daughter?

Except Bex's dad is alleged to be a notorious serial killer. Dubbed "The Wife Collector" by the press, her father disappeared before he could stand trial. And Bex was left to deal with the taunts and rumors. Foster care is her one chance at starting over, starting fresh.

But Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. When bodies start turning up in her new hometown, the police want to use her as bait to bring her father in for questioning. Is Bex trapping a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?

"What a ride!"-April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die on Truly, Madly, Deadly

"Well-rounded characters spark with life in this chiller."-Booklist on The Dare

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492631798
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 265,264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: HL780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Hannah Schwartz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes cozy mysteries, young adult fiction, chick lit, and grocery lists that she never seems to remember to bring to the grocery store. Hannah shares a house with two neurotic, feet-attacking cats and has Kryptonite-like weakness for donuts. Visit www.hannahjschwartz.com.

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Twisted 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. A must read!
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
“Twisted” fell far short of my expectations. I had really high hopes for the book. The daughter of a serial killer who is being stalked? Yes, please. Unfortunately, it read more like a somewhat poorly done script for a syfy horror movie. Bex and the other characters fell completely flat, and there were quite a few inconsistencies in the story. Don’t even get me started on the amount of stupid in the main character’s decisions. I know all of this is typical of a low-budget horror movie, but books allow for development. It would have been nice to see the author use it. I wish I could recommend “Twisted.” The premise was really promising, and I hope to see the author come up with another one that delivers more fully. This honest review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Mind-Blowing-Review-Girl More than 1 year ago
Rating: 2.75 If you want an eerie book to read, you’ve found it. This MC doesn’t know what to believe when her dad is accused of being a mass murderer. He’s always been good to her, even showers her with gifts — gifts that happen to be stolen from the dead, but who’s to say he killed them? Eager to start over, Bex changes her name and moves in with a jolly set of foster parents that love her. Then she thinks her dad is in town and doesn’t know whether to report him or run away with him. I really liked this book and it’s eerie vibe. The characters were clever, and I wasn’t always sure who to trust. I also liked that the foster parents were good to Bex. It’s not often that we get to see the good side of foster care in books. The only element of the story I wasn’t buying was the insta-love and friendship. It seemed like Bex moved in and all of a sudden life was perfect. I think the author did this so she could lift us up then make us fall, but it irritated my instead. What I think she was brilliant at was getting into Bex’s head. She actually gave her time to think and consider. Bex wasn’t a stupid girl. She just didn’t want to think of her dad the way everyone else thought of him. Who could blame her? There was also a lot of suspense at the end because everyone had excuses for their actions, and they all sounded plausible. This book is incredibly dark with flickers of hope. If you want to read something similar with a more believable romance, I recommend Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn.
ReadingwithErin More than 1 year ago
"She was a new person, at the other side of her home state and about to start a new life. No way was she going to fade into her hoodie and let people think she was a serial killer just because her father was." I’m not even sure how to start this review without giving anything away, but I am going to try my best. Bex is starting a new life, in a new city, with new parents. Ever since her dad was accused of being the “Wife Collector” serial killers daughter she had lived with her grandma, but now that isn’t an option. She’s ready to become Bex a girl who lives a normal life, but that isn’t as easy as it was supposed to be. Because she starts questioning everything and wonders if she will turn out like her father. As she settles into life in her new home, a girl is found dead that looks an awful lot like the “Wife Collectors” signature. This starts Bex’s paranoia and fear of what happened when she was a child. "You're Bex Andrews now. Beth Ann stayed in Raleigh. The wife Collector stayed in Raleigh. You're normal now. You have to be normal." Bex tries to keep her past secret from her new parents, friends and boyfriend. But as time goes on and more things start happening it’s impossible to keep it a secret. Especially when someone who knows kind of what it’s like to be her shows up as well. I really liked how this story, not only showed foster care in a positive light, but late adoptions because this isn’t something that is talked much about, especially not in young adult. This book had me convinced multiple times that I knew who the killer was, but then new information would be found out and I would think it was someone else. At one point I even thought that Bex’s paranoia had led her to think/see things that weren’t actually happening. When Bex ended up becoming bait, I got worried that she would be the next victim. "Bex typed from the paper, focusing only on the letters and not the words they were making it up. It was better that way; she wasn't part of it then. She was just a receptionist, just typing a slew of letters that formed themselves into words that formed ideas without her." That ending though, I was convinced of something and then had it ripped away last minute. I’m afraid to say anything more because I don’t want to give it away. If you want a good thriller that is YA that will have your heart pounding at times then this is the book for you. I received an e-Arc of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thank you