Stephanie Guerra crafts suspense like a pro, building tension and piling on trouble. Unfortunately, it’s a bit anticlimactic. The school stuff is resolved appropriately, but the business with Kenneth is…well, I was expecting (hoping for) police involvement. Up until then, however, Torn is a great suspense with a growing sense of dread.
P.S. This book contains mentions of a 17-year-old liaising with a 40-something, blood sport, drug deals and use. Didn’t expect all that in a YA novel? You do expect it now 😉