Chasing Truth (Eleanor Ames #1)
by Julie Cross
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
At Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.
When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions.
Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.
I want to thank Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
I have been a Julie Cross fan for a long time. I really have liked everything she's written. So I wasn't surprised when I enjoyed this title from her just as much as her others!
Eleanor is a curious modern day teen Sherlock Holmes with secrets to keep. She's not proud of her past and she's trying to leave it behind her but has a hard time doing it. She pretty much made the book for me. I loved her inquisitive mind and curiosity. She's tenacious and refuses to settle for things that just don't seem right. So it's not surprising that she tries her hardest to figure out the mystery of the circumstances surrounding the death of her prom date.
Miles is a mystery in and of himself. I'm still not sure if I like his character or not. I feel he wasn't completely truthful with Eleanor but at the same time he had his reasons, and she did the same to him. In the end, he grew on me enough that I was ok with him, though.
Julie really does a great job with the suspense in this book. I didn't figure out the who done it at all, which was great because I hate figuring things out before they come to a head! And her writing is really top notch. I was worried with the length of the book the pacing would be too slow for me, but it wasn't at all and I finished it in a day!
I'm excited to see more from this series for sure. Lovers of action and suspense with thrills and romance thrown in will truly enjoy Cross' sassy heroine and her band of friends!Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press).
She’s also the author of the Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!
Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.
She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.
Outside of her reading and writing cred, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.