Im excited to be reviewing Sketch by Didi Oviatt. Let me know if this is something you would read!
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the copy of the book to review!
When the body of the local girl, Misty Crawl, is found dismembered in an underground bunker, the town is thrown into a whirlwind of panic and speculation. Times aren’t exactly smooth sailing with a depression in full swing. The spaced out community of farmers pull together as one, trying to uncover the guilty party.
Thrown smack in the middle of such chaos, is a group of teens. They’re known troublemakers, but have good hearts. Although they’re innocent, the local law enforcers believe otherwise, and the true killer is lurking far too close for comfort. Will the four be able to uncover the truth before one of them pays the price for Misty’s death? Or will the brutal killer strike again, attacking the heart of the four?
*Sketch is a young adult psychological thriller. It’s a quick easy read, appropriate and gripping for mid-teens and up, with no sexual content and some bloody gore. Parent’s be advised.
John‘s wide awake now, standing just inside the doorway with his hair in a sleepy woosh to one side. He’s holding his shotgun, cocked and loaded, ready to fire if needs be. He isn’t about to let some nut job come storming into his house accusing him of anything. John loves Misty, and would never do anything to hurt her. If Mr. Crawl only knew how he felt, maybe he wouldn’t be making such crazy accusations.
WHOA! Alright, I knew Didi Oviatt was a fabulous writer but Sketch blew me away! It’s the perfect blend of suspense mixed with an interesting setting and time frame. This is a bit of a longer novella, but I think it was the perfect length to let me really immerse myself in the story.
This is quite a gory read, which isn’t a criticism from me at all. I was absolutely on the edge of my seat. I absolutely love how scary this killing spree ends up being. Didi Oviatt really knows how to write antagonists and keep them menacing. I mean, let’s be honest here, I am just as impressed with every character written in this book. They are so fleshed out and real, it made this book feel even more thrilling.
Short, intense, and addicting – those are probably the adjectives I think best describe Sketch. This is a mature YA novel, with gruesome scenes, not for the faint of heart, but definitely for lovers of the psychological thriller genre! I figured I was picking up an awesome novel when I agreed to read this one, and Didi Oviatt didn’t disappoint at all. Highly recommended!
Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, Justice for Belle, and New Age Lamians.Along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She’s also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can be found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, sun-bathing in the desert heat, along with watching the relaxing dance of a campfire plays an important part of her day-to-day lifestyle.
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