Nov 21, 2014
Review: Far From You
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.
That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.
Forced into rehab for an addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer - but can she track them down before they come for her?
It took me quite a while to finish Far From You. The story was so heart wrenching I could only take it in small doses. The reading would actually make me feel so many things on so many levels that I would have to take a breather.
Sophie is so lost and tormented without her lifelong best friend Mina, and launches herself completely into finding out who took Mina from her. She throws herself into solving the murder once she is released from forced rehab after she was framed at Mina's murder to make everyone think it was a drug deal gone wrong. Trev, Mina's brother, had always had a crush on Sophie, and the details of Sophie and Mina's relationship comes out little by little in well placed flash backs throughout the story. Trev was such a good guy who felt responsible for the accident that originally caused Sophie to be disabled.... There is a lot going on in this book that keeps these friends intertwined in each other's lives to an unreal and painful depth. I felt so torn and emotional every time I read a chapter that I would have to regroup and switch to a lighter happy read for a while.
Far From You twisted into a good mystery to be solved surrounding Mina's murder and the murder's connection to another posssible murder that Mina was researching when she was killed. The raw emotions, friendships, family bonds, fear, love, and shattering of some of those things makes this a read that will keep you thinking it over once you have put it down.
I was given this book free of charge before it's release date for the purpose of an honest review. I am sure I will think of it many times throughout my life. Friendship is a precious thing, and it is hard to imagine losing someone that is an actual part of you.
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