Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones
Published: March 7, 2023
Genre: YA Thriller
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Ripley Jones is a person of interest.
“Everybody loves a dead girl.”
Cam and Blair are best friends and have been for years. When Cam suggests they create a podcast investigating a 20-year-old case, Blair isn’t sure but knows arguing with Cam will only waste her time. But the deeper they probe, the murkier the water gets. And now, they may find themselves alone with a killer.
This book was excellent! Very intense and fast-paced. I enjoyed the build-up and how the story was told. Ripley is a gifted storyteller.
I loved Cam. She is so endearing. I loved that she was so bright, that she was awkward, and that most people misunderstood her. Blair was a stereotypical tee aw girl. Insecure and filled with self-doubt. But together, they brought out the best in each other.
This was a powerful story about friendship, family, and overcoming being told no or you can’t. I found the themes of this book excellent and relevant.
This fast-paced story takes off and builds intensity with each page. The free fall toward the end was so beautifully executed. The way everything came together was so seamless and smooth. But the facts had all been there.
This was such a well-written book. Ripley Jones has earned herself a new fan.