Yay! Another Friday has rolled around, which means another Backlist Blast from the past! For those who do not know, this is a weekly meme created over on A Couple Reads and Flavia the Bibliophile’s blogs, which is designed to showcase some of the older books you may have on your shelf that you want to read this year. If you are still unsure or confused, here is a little blurb from their sites:
Backlist Blast is a meme that is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months ago, or earlier). We all get excited about all of the newest books coming out, but many of us also have a looming TBR of books published 6 months ago or earlier that we still need to read! The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books, and remember why we wanted to read them in the first place. Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before! For more information on the meme, and for optional themes, please see the info page here.
And with that, we shall now blast into the not so distant past for this week’s book, which has been collecting dust on my shelf for *gasp* 2 YEARS!
– My Backlist Blast Choice –
This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Date of Publication: November 15, 2016
Synopsis: Five went in. Four came out.
No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.
Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.
Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone, the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot, she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.
I’m actually really mad that I haven’t read this one yet, since it sounds absolutely amazing. This will DEFINITELY be my next read, since I will need something to take my mind off of exams.