- File Size: 530 KB
- Print Length: 137 pages
- Publisher: Straw Hat (May 3, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 3, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00852PZUA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,962,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Marina in a Green Dress Kindle Edition
"Bones Don't Lie" by Melinda Leigh
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There are multi levels of a play-within-a-play as Jessica seeks to find meaning in her life and enacts a fantasy that has captivated her. Not understanding the educational levels in the British system, i was surprised to learn from another reviewer that she was (only) seventeen years old. An extra star for a typo-free text!
The twists and turns at the end of the book were interesting and surprising.
17-year-old Jessica is living in London, working a job that she hates, has a boyfriend who can't spend an hour away from his beloved TV, and is desperately trying to do A-levels through evening classes, even though her parents forced her to finish school after her GCSE's.
London is not fun for Jessica, the only thing she really loves is a musical - `Marina', and just once she decides to open up about her feelings to Kennedy Orr - the male lead in `Marina'.
Jessica never intends for Kennedy to read her letter, but her boyfriend calls her bluff and posts it anyway, and nobody is more surprised than Jessica when Kennedy actually turns up at the meeting she requested.
Things become even stranger though when Kennedy keeps calling Jessica, and even asks her to move into a house that he owns for minimal rent.
What does Kennedy want? Why is he helping Jessica for no obvious reason? Why do his actions strangely mirror those in the musical `Marina'? And what happened to the girl who lived in Jessica's house before her?
This was an interesting little mystery novel, with plenty of intrigue as to what was really going on, and whether or not Kennedy posed a threat to Jessica.
Jessica was quite a trusting, naïve girl, who never even considered for a moment that this strange situation which followed the story of the musical might end the same way as the musical - with the heroines death, and blithely went along with Kennedys plans. She even ignored her boyfriend when he brought up how strange the whole thing was, and very quickly got over her own nervousness around Kennedy.
There wasn't a whole lot of music or romance in this book, it was mainly concerned with the mystery aspect, and the journey that Jessica went on with Kennedy.
Overall; an interesting little mystery novel.
6 out of 10.