Hii! I finished this book a little while ago, with every intention of doing a review straight away, but I totally forgot about it until I saw it on my shelf…
On the back…
Alice salmon, young, smart, ambitious – with her whole life ahead of her. Until the night she mysteriously drowns.
Nobody knows how or why.
But Alice left a few clues: her diary, texts, emails and social media trail.
Alice is gone but fragments of the life she led remain – and in them might lie the answer to what really happened to her – if only someone can piece it all together before it vanishes for ever…
Ok, i’ll be honest, it took me a really long time to get into this.. I don’t think it was the story line, as it was actually the story line that made me want to read this.. I think it was just the way it was written.
It’s not the usual either narrator pov or the characters pov, it’s extracts of her diary, letters written by professor Jeremy cook, blog posts by Megan (Alice’s best friend) , text messages and tweets etc. It is literally like you have a pile of stuff from such a date until she drowned and you have to sift through it all to find out what has happened.
Looking back on it now, this is actually a really good idea, it makes you feel like a detective in a way as you try to figure out whether she killed herself or if she got murdered, as soon as you think you have it figured out, you read a letter or a diary extract and it turns you mind to a totally different scenario.
Have you read ‘what she left’? What are your thoughts?