Book Tour Review: River of Ashes
SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET. SOME SECRETS ARE BETTER OFF DEAD.
ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.
And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.
The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Star quarterback. Handsome. Charming. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.
He is also a psychopath.
A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the haunted abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.
As the victim toll mounts, it becomes clear that someone must stop Beau Devereaux.
And that someone will pay with their life.
Beau is a monster. He is the type of guy that when you think of #MeToo, he could be the poster guy. I still love Leslie. She is just a fierce in this book as she was in the prior book. Yet, her sister, Dawn frustrated me with her falling for Beau's charm....a snake charmer.
The whole time that I was reading this book, I just kept thinking that I hope Beau find's his demise. The things that the girls endured at his hands is so horrible. Which, if you have triggers, you might not read this book as it is violent. Having said this, I am invested in these characters and can't wait to read book two, River of Wrath.