Escape Theory

Escape Theory - Margaux Froley This book reminded me a bit of the detective procedure in Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express because a good chunk of the information that Devon gets is through interviews. In this case they’re not police interviews but counselling, but some people lie, others tell the truth and others only half truths and it's up to Devon to figure out what's true and what's a lie.

It was in general a nice story, but it dragged a bit for too long at first, because there's nothing that suggests that Hutch's death was anything other than a suicide until much later. We know there's more to it if we read the summary, but there's no way that Devon would know it. She didn't even know Hutch that much. It's more the hope that the boy that was nice to her once years before was as good as she thought what keeps her investigating his death.

Other than this, the story did get interesting once some people's secrets were uncovered because not everything is as nice as it looks like and many people are hiding things.