Overall: 92/100 or A
In this haunting tale, quirky loner Evie is in the wrong place at the wrong time when her sometime friend and local crush, Jonah, discovers a body in the woods - a body that turns out to be that of her childhood playmate. At the funeral, a fateful lie leads Evie into a complicated relationship with the dead girl's father and best friend. Before she realizes what is happening, Evie is on the hunt for a killer, spinning more lies along the way and putting herself in serious danger.
Evie was a fairly great character. Her awkwardness was questionable at times. I liked that she developed as a character. Jonah was an interesting character, I liked the mystery that surrounded him at times and that Williams also lets you know that he is far from perfect. I loved Hadley. She was very real to what youth is like in today's society. I loved when they showed that she was vulnerable.
The plot was really interesting, because it surround a death and how it can effect a whole small town. I found this part of the book to be interesting, because of all of the hysteria about the killer, when it turned out to be rather random. I didn't like all of the suspense that was built up and then not used as I wanted it to be. I also didn't like that their were no real consequences for Hadley, after what she did. I found this book to be fairly unique. Willams makes a stunning debut. The Space Between Trees was an engaging book, that surprised me.
Check out the first chapter of The Space Between Trees and get sucked into this awesome book.
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