“But I get ahead of myself. I go to the end when, to understand the truth, you have to start at the beginning.”

Genre: Thriller, Young Adult
Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pages: 368
Published: 8th April, 2021
Publisher: Penguin

Goodreads Synopsis
Winter. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones.

Jack Morton has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he’d do anything for. Even die for. Now with their mother gone, and their funds quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison. He chooses the money.

Ava Bardem lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one. Trust no one. Now Victor Bardem is stalking the same money as Jack. When he picks up Jack’s trail, Ava must make her own wrenching choice: remain silent or help the brothers survive.

Choices. They come at a price.

Author Bio
Cory Anderson is a winner of the League of Utah Writers Young Adult Novel Award and Grand Prize in the Storymakers Conference First Chapter Contest. She lives in Utah with her family. What Beauty There Is is her debut novel.

Author Links

Twitter: coryanderwrites
Website: coryanderson.us
Instagram: coryanderwrites

Disclaimer: A copy of the book was provided by the publisher for review for the tour but all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

My Take
What Beauty There Is is such a riveting book! From the first page I knew I was in for a ride. The book is both character and plot based and Cory Anderson develops them so well. I love her writing which is so easy to get through.
What Beauty There Is is a page turner. Fast paced and suspenseful it kept me at the edge of my seat.

One thing to note is that in as much as the book is YA, it is quite dark and intense. Trigger warning for gore and suicide. It can be a tough read. I had to take breaks in between.

Well written, real life like characters and a plot that will keep you guessing, I quite enjoyed What Beauty There Is and would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a Thriller to add to your reading list.

Book Links

Amazon UK Link: What Beauty There Is

Goodreads: Goodreads.com

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