Butterfly Suicide by Mary Ann Loesch
Title: Butterfly Suicide
Author: Mary Ann Loesch
Published: July 11, 2017
Review: ebook provided by author
The blood on the cafeteria floor has been washed away and the bullet holes plastered over, but those words carved deeply into the back of the worn auditorium chair will always be a reminder for the students of Rockingham High School of what happened there last May. For Stephen Valley, the brother of infamous school shooter Jude Valley, that day is one he will never be allowed to forget—especially since the small town blames him for the loss of the seven students killed in Jude’s rampage. Unfortunately, poverty has a firm grip on his mother’s finances, imprisoning him in the bigoted town with no options to leave.
Monica Monroe, a self proclaimed Theatre Nerd, hates being known only as the sister of Jude Valley’s murdered girlfriend, Simone. Even though she’s never believed Jude killed her sister over a lover’s quarrel, she does blames herself for not seeing what a monster he was. When she is partnered with Stephen for an acting scene in Theatre class, Monica views this as an opportunity to finally get some answers. Being paired with Stephen proves to be dangerous for her emotional well being and her heart. When he is beaten up for being on her street, Monica realizes his life after the actions of Jude has been as traumatic as her own.
Drawn together by tragedy, the two stumble across a shattering secret which threatens to ruin their blossoming romance and destroy their families
I received this book to give an honest review.
I was really pulled into this story from the beginning! It just screamed continue reading and don't put me down.
A shooting which involves students and those left behind are affected in some way. Yet when they look at Stephen they see a family that caused a town so much heartache will he ever snap?
Monica whose sister is one of the victims some how doesn't turn the other cheek when she sees Stephen yes it hurts her but yet she doesn't see his brother Jude in him.
When the two get paired up in theater it seems that just because there was a tragedy that hit their families their hearts still call for one another. We change different point of views between Monica and Stephen and we get to learn how they handle day to day life. Monica's home life is a wreck and she gets to witness it all. Stephen's life is no different yet he is ignored. we learn how is brother was to him and it breaks your heart. When secrets come out I literally was OMG....and I understood why Jude did what he did even though it was not right.
The author did an amazing job with character development, keeping us readers on our toes, having the tensions and reactions to how characters acted when faced with certain scenes. Overall an amazing book.
Mary Ann Loesch is an award winning fiction writer whose latest release, Butterfly Suicide, is now available on Amazon. Her urban fantasy romance Nephilim was published by Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington. Other titles include the paranormal romance Even This Shall Pass and the young adult books, Bayou Myth and Bayou Scar. Her latest short stories, Tales from Hell's Leak, are companion stories to Nephilim and available now exclusively at Amazon. Visit her at http://bit.ly/2w2vuLb. She loves feedback and reviews and encourages you to leave a review at Amazon or Goodreads.