Review: ‘Far From You’ by Tess Sharpe #COYER #2016HW

Far From You by Tess SharpeEveryone, from the detective to her own parents, know that it was Sophie’s fault that Mina was killed. After all, Sophie is the one who’s hooked on Oxy, not Mina. Booker’s Point is not a place you go without wanting to score. And when a container of Oxy is found in Sophie’s pocket, everything assumes that Sophie is just lying like she always does. Trouble is, they’ve all got it wrong.

But as Sophie starts to piece together that fateful night, things don’t seem to be adding up. And since the police seem to be reluctant to believe Sophie’s side of the story, it is up to her to try to find the killer.

Part mystery, part coming-of-age tale, Far From You has so many nooks and crannies where little tidbits of story are hidden, just waiting to be discovered. Chapters shift back and forth from different time periods, adding a richness and a depth to this ballad of innocence lost, pain and honesty. The mystery is so well-enveloped into the rest of the story that you almost don’t see it coming.

The relationships in this book are fabulously drawn – so real. Frequently lovely, mostly heartbreaking, it’s a drumbeat of what-ifs, what-could-have-beens, and some hopeful what-can-bes.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe was published by Disney Hyperion on March 27, 2014. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to NetGalley/the Publisher/the Author.

Rating: 4

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction Contemporary LGBTQ+ Romance

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