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A Good Idea

Narrated by: Alex McKenna
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?

Finley and Betty's close friendship survived Fin's ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates.

Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones - and herself - at risk.

But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty's disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imagined - and infinitely more devastating?

©2017 Cristina Moracho (P)2017 Listening Library

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  • Mel
  • 05-03-17

An absolute must listen/read!

This is such a great book! Really keeps you in suspense! Also the narrator is from the book "the animators" she has such an awesome voice! But like I said this is a must read/listen because "there are no secrets in a small town" I can't wait to listen to it again in another year when I have forgotten who did what to who. LOL 20 stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Robert Jason
  • 05-04-19

More about smoking than murder

For starters, this is a YA novel? The characters are 18-ish, smoking every five minutes, screwing every five minutes, drinking and using drugs. I’m not oblivious to the fact that kids do these things, but it reads false here and forced. Seriously, every other page someone is lighting up and smoking. The MC should be in rehab.

The narrator is almost as annoying as the MC. I couldn’t stand either of them. Her voices were laughably bad at time, offensive at others. It didn’t help sell a story that was already bad to begin with.

The writing is mediocre at best. Again, she vividly describes opening a pack of cigarettes and chasing down pills, but everything else was boringly described and uninspired—to put it mildly.

This was one of the worst murder mystery thrillers I have ever read. I literally didn’t care who did it and hoped they killed the MC to end it all.

Awful awful awful read. And I don't say that lightly.