It’s hard to find a book that’s surprising with a plot that hasn’t been done before these days. It’s hard to find really well developed characters and plot twists that leave you breathless. But guess what? The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison has all of the above.
Penelope “Lo” Marin is a kleptomaniacal, severely OCD young woman with some pretty messed up family dynamics. Her brother died recently, after running away from home, and her parents are virtually useless shells of their former selves. When Lo hears of the death of Sapphire, a local teen, she suddenly becomes obsessed with the need to find the murderer. With the help of Flynt, a homeless teen from the so-called “Neverland” section of their run-down city–a place full of runaway kids–she embarks on a whirlwind mystery worthy of the greatest detectives in the world. But someone doesn’t want her to find the answer.
Full of twists, turns, and surprises, The Butterfly Clues will keep you guessing until the very end.
The characters are well-developed and the reader is guaranteed to feel strongly about them. The plot is rich and anything but straightforward, and the romance doesn’t feel forced.
A thrilling debut, Ms. Ellison. I can’t wait to read what you have in store next!
Kinsey (Kinsey Alexis on Figment) lives in North Carolina, and loves writing reviews for Figment. She’s been writing and reading for as long as she can remember, and loves being able to create new worlds completely from scratch. Her favorite part about writing is creating the characters. And her favorite part about reading? Being sucked into the universe of the book, unable to escape the grip of a well-crafted novel.