Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan | Review

Title: Perfectly Preventable Deaths

Author: Deirdre Sullivan

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Published: May 30th 2019

ISBN: 9781471408236

Series: Standalone

Pages: 304

Edition: ARC

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy from the publisher, all opinions are my own.

This is a story for those who are forgotten. Those whose deaths could have been prevented. Those who were vulnerable and ignored. This book is for you.

Sixteen year old twins Madeline and Catlin move to a new life in Ballyfrann, a strange isolated Irish town, a place where the earth is littered with small corpses and unspoken truths. A place where, for generations, teenage girls have gone missing in the surrounding mountains. As distance grows between the twins –  as Catlin falls in love, and Madeline begins to understand her own nascent witchcraft – Madeline discovers the Ballyfrann is a place full of predators. And when Catlin falls into the gravest danger of all, Madeline must ask herself who she really is, and who she wants to be – or rather, who she might have to become to save her sister.

Thank you Hot Key Books for sending me an ARC copy of this book to review!

I got a sampler of this book somewhen last year and it sounded like such a good and intriguing read that I knew this was one that I wanted to read, except it’s not what I thought it was going to be really, I think I expected a little bit more?

I liked the idea of this book, I really did but it was just missing something, I’m not entirely sure what though, maybe it was just the characters seemed to flop a little bit. The concept of this book is incredible a dark witchy mystery but it wasn’t much of a mystery to me, it was kind of obvious what the reason for Caitlin being in grave danger was I though..

I thought that Madeline was okay, she’s the main character and I thought that she was a strong character and she’s LGBTQ but not openly, one person I just didn’t like was Caitlin, I didn’t like her at all, she was just an awful sister, she’s got an awful attitude and she treated her sister terribly even before she fell in love and I just didn’t like it, I think Caitlin could’ve been such a better character if I’m honest, I don’t think she needed to be written this way. I thought that the plot sort of dragged on and that it didn’t really get going till quite late into the book.

I do have to admit that the cover is gorgeous but sadly I don’t think that I will be buying myself a full cover copy of this one.

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