Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Talk & Giveaway: WHAT WE SAW by Aaron Hartzler

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Kate Weston knows how to have fun, but she also knows when to call it quits - which is why she had already left John Doone's party when something happened, something that has everyone who was there talking in hushed tones and deleting pics from their phones, something that has her former friend Stacey not leaving the house... and something that has brought news fans to their quiet town.

With cops confiscating phones and most of the town turning against Stacey for daring to accuse their star athletes of assault during a championship season, Kate knows it would be best to keep her head down and her mouth shut. She doesn't want to end up on the wrong side of the argument, and asking too many questions might mean learning things she doesn't want to know about her best friend Ben... right when their long-simmering friendship might be blooming into something else.

Even so Kate can't help but question what's going on in her small town when the length of Stacey's skirt that night is the main focus of guilt - not what happened to her when she was passed out. And when the rumored video finds it's way into Kate's hands, she has to decide if she's going to stand up for what's right, or keep her mouth shut.

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2 comments:

Deborah Hawkins said...

Phew. What a plot. Touchy but serious subject!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Yep this is a good one!