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#Review : This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

This is Our Story Book Cover This is Our Story
Ashley Elston
Mystery & Suspense
Disney-Hyperion
November 15, 2016
320

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino's senior year internship at the District Attorney's Office isn't exactly glamorous-more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families. Kate won't let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone-the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot-she realizes that nothing about the case-or the boys-is what it seems. Grant wasn't who she thought he was, and neither is Stone's prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all-and if Kate doesn't uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line including her own.


My Thoughts

This book was super amazing! I really didn’t know what to think since i’m against hunting and animal cruelty. To my surprise, killing animals wasn’t even mentioned, thankfully. I live in the same area as where the book is written so i really enjoyed all the familiarity i noticed.

The main sorta subject here is the relationship between the River Point Boys. The five guys go hunting but one gets shot and dies. The other four boys say they didn’t do it and know nothing of it. So the mystery starts there. This book presents soo many scenarios for the shooting, both inside the group and outside. All the twists and turns were very believeable and i really enjoyed trying to figure it out. I didn’t have any idea who it was until a few pages before the reveal… i had suspicion on everyone though. It was a great mystery.

The characters were great. I loved how Kate had so many things going for her: her photography and DA job. I’ve seen so many books where the main character is boring and just sits around thinking of the love interest. I love books that explore hobbies and stuff. Kate’s friends were written amazingly too. I liked them all esp. Reagan. The River Point Boys were very diverse. They had very different personalities. This made the group dynamics very interesting. All the character were great really and it really elevated that book for me.

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    Ashley Elston

    Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband and three sons. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a certified landscape horticulturist and loves digging in the dirt. Her debut novel, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING, was published by Disney Hyperion in 2013 and the sequel, THE RULES FOR BREAKING, in 2014. Her latest novel, THIS IS OUR STORY, will be published on November 15, 2016.

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