“Crow’s Row,” by Julie Hockley. Copyright 2011, iUniverse.com.$22.95, 408 pages.
Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie
A cramped dorm room, ignorant and snobby parents, and a dead brother is what college student Emily Sheppard is shouldering. Her parents basically ignore her since she cut herself off from their money as well as refusing to go to an Ivy League school. Her space of the dorm room is a broom closet and her brother is buried not too far from campus. “Crow’s Row” is Emily’s story of startling revelations, betrayal and a love she never thought she’d find.
Just a jog through a rough neighborhood and a hot mysterious stranger, what’s not to like? The murder that she witnesses would probably be No. 1 and then the getting kidnapped after would probably ruin anyone’s day. While Emily tries to keep cool and collected, she’s scared silly on the inside. While in this seemingly life-threatening situation, however, she meets Cameron, a mystery all on his own, along with being her captor. Although as puzzle pieces she never knew were missing to her life seem to come together, Emily isn’t so sure she likes the picture they’re forming.
Action, romance, murder and a boatload of suspense combine to make this a book worthy of five stars. Truly a stunning book with beautiful writing and intense scenes; this book will leave you begging for a sequel.
Kaitlin Gillespie is a sophomore at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.