on June 2, 2015
Also by this author: Where the Stars Still Shine
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it’s just the risk she’s been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions.
A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
My mom still likes to remind me to be aware of my surroundings and The Devil You Know is a great example of why. When I was a teenager she always told me to never get in the car with strange boys. This is some advice Cadie could’ve used. But if she didn’t get in the car with those boys we wouldn’t have such a chilling and unputdownable book.
I’m a huge fan of Trish Doller. Everything she’s written has been gorgeous and addicting. The Devil You Know is no exception. Doller manages to throw so much tension in the story. You know something bad is going to happen you just don’t know when. There’s also some nice sexual tension but it’s so hard to tell if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I loved that!
Cadie definitely makes some really dumb decisions but she’s being reckless and rebellious after feeling stifled for so long. She just picked the wrong people to do those things with. She was a likable main character even with the horrible choices.
There’s a bit of a twist at the end that I saw coming for awhile but it was a thrill watching it all fall into place. The characters also made some really stupid decisions at the end and that made me knock my rating down to 4.5. I was so frustrated with them! But overall, I really adored the book. It’s gripping, creepy, and sexy.