About the Author: Sophie Fahy is a city girl, living in a small town in North Yorkshire, UK. At the age of nineteen she fell pregnant, with her cheeky chappy, little boy. She went to Teesside University and studied BA hons, Childhood and Youth studies, gaining her a degree.
Sophie started writing in her early teens and fell in love with the process. Her dream has always been to become a published author and now at the age of 24, her dream has come true with her debut novel, Through Her Eyes.
Genre: Young Adult Mystery, Family Saga Fiction
Synopsis: LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS BLACK AND WHITE, SOMETIMES, IT'S A THOUSAND SHADES OF GREY.
Seventeen-year-old, beloved Alyssa Darlington has always been a party girl: quick-witted, fierce and very smart; with a strong future ahead of her. But after surviving a brutal attack at her best friend's end-of-summer house party, the only thing that seems fitting for Alyssa, is revenge.
AND WHEN THIS BECOMES HER TWISTED REALITY, IT'S EASY FOR THE SHADOWS TO TAKE OVER.
After something so traumatic, Alyssa struggles to stay at the top of the social ladder - climbing to the top is hard - trying to stay there while, newly, partially blind, is even harder.There's a weight upon her shoulders. Quietly searching for answers, Alyssa unlocks memories and reveals secrets that should have been buried.
THREE SUSPECTS. ONE LOVE. A WHOLE LOT OF FAMILY DRAMA.
Disclaimer: Sophie gave me an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Sophie!
This is an impressive debut novel.
For starters, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book. I though the romance was too fast, and some things were a little unbelievable. However, the last chapter was so sad and definitely shook me to my core. Writing a mystery isn’t easy, but the red herrings kept me from guessing the true culprit until the end. I like that the author set it up in such a way that every character was a culprit until the very end.
I haven’t read many books that deal with blind characters, so one thing I would have liked to have seen more of is the character and her family dealing with her blindness. Alyssa seemed to adjust rather quickly and that didn’t seem realistic. However, I did like that the book is written from first person POV. It really helps you connect with the main character.
Overall, the pacing was good and the plot kept my attention throughout the entire story. I look forward to reading what this author publishes next.
P.S. Mia, Alyssa’s younger sister, was adorable.