Book Review – Tighter by Adele Griffin
October 25, 2014
When 17-year-old Jamie arrives on the idyllic New England island of Little Bly to work as a summer au pair, she is stunned to learn of the horror that precedes her. Seeking the truth surrounding a young couple’s tragic deaths, Jamie discovers that she herself looks shockingly like the dead girl—and that she has a disturbing ability to sense the two ghosts. Why is Jamie’s connection to the couple so intense? What really happened last summer at Little Bly? As the secrets of the house wrap tighter and tighter around her, Jamie must navigate the increasingly blurred divide between the worlds of the living and the dead.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. There’s a little bit of everything to appeal to a large audience – part suspense, part ghost story, part teen romance. The reader cannot help but to be drawn in to the plot as Jamie becomes engrossed in discovering the truth behind the events of the previous summer on the island. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat with unexpected twists along the way.
Griffin does a great job of developing the character of Jamie, and I was drawn into the dynamics between Jamie, her charge for the summer Isa, and Isa’s brother Milo. The relationship between Jamie and local resident Sebastian is also one that sparks interest – I was rooting for them to succeed as a couple throughout the book.
I think this is a perfect read for the month of October. It is a quick read, and I am sure you will love it. This was the first time I have read anything by Griffin, but I know I will be going back for more soon.
Have you read any books by Adele Griffin? Which of her books would you recommend next?