Title: WATCH YOU BURN
Author: Amanda Searcy
Pub. Date: October 23, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Jenny didn’t want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble.
But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn.
It’s something she hasn’t been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?
About the Author
Amanda Searcy has a BA from New Mexico State University and an MA in human rights from the University of Essex in England. She works in collection development for a public library system and loves chocolate, cats, and curling up with a good book. She lives in New Mexico.
Visit her online atand follow her on Twitter at @aesearcy.
Review of Watch You Burn
Review (4 Stars): This was a fascinating book for me because the main character, Jenny, was an arsonist and we got to follow her thought-process as struggled internally to be the good girl that she thought she should be versus the person that liked to start fires. Jenny has her own scars from this ongoing battle and she believed that moving to a new town would help keep things in control but she quickly learns that this isn’t the case. The idea of lighting matches starts to consume her and Jenny is headed down a path that may soon lead to tragedy.
Watch You Burn was a well-written story that you will be unable to put down as you follow Jenny during her own personal journey with addiction. She seemed to be just like any other teenager but she has an addiction to fire and she doesn’t feel as though she can be a “good girl” unless she has her fix. As an adult, you see others deal with their addiction to drugs or alcohol but you never get to see this journey up close and personal as someone starts to spiral out of control as an arsonist. This book was a thought-provoking tale for me with strong characters and I know that Jenny’s story will stay with me for quite some time.
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