Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Review #171: Hyde- Laura DeLuca
Summary: Rebecca Hope has looked death in the face twice and lived to tell her tale.
She and the love of her life, Justyn Patko, land a summer internship at a local dinner theater, performing the musical Hyde. While they are excited about their first paid acting gig, they soon find themselves surrounded by more experienced cast mates, jealous of their success. As if the tension isn’t bad enough, they soon discover that the business might be a front for something much more sinister.
When Justyn is accused of a crime that she knows he would never commit, Rebecca must decide if she wants to follow her head or her heart. While trying to prove his innocence, she makes a shocking discovery of her own.
Everyone has something to conceal in the grand finale of the Dark Musicals Trilogy. Rebecca has to look beyond the façade to discover the true Hyde or face her final curtain call.
Author: Laura DeLuca
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is the third book in the Dark Musicals trilogy by Laura DeLuca. I must say that this is my favourite book of the three. I think the biggest reason why was because I couldn't figure out who the bad guy was and if had no idea until their identity was revealed. Also the romance in this instalment was top notch. I even "awed" out loud a few times, it was so cute. I'm really sad to see these series come to an end because I am really invested in the story and the characters.
I loved watching Justyn and Rebecca grow over the course of the series. Despite their terrible luck they never gave up once. You could really feel how much they love each other by their willingness to sacrifice themselves for each other.. I did find Becca to be a tad bit whiny in this book, but that could have been her condition. The villain was way more mysterious this time around. I was very surprised to find out who it was and they were pretty far down on my suspect list.
The Dark Musicals is an awesome mystery/ suspense series. The story and characters really grow on you and again I'm very sad for it to come to an end. I would recommend this book and series to mystery lovers and those looking for a thrill.
About this author
Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.