Hanging By A Thread
Hanging By A Thread centers around Clare’s ability to read psychic history by touching an item of clothing. This unique ability, which runs in her family, gives her insight into some disturbing occurrences in the small town that she and her mom just returned to. There was an interesting sub-plot about family and acceptance in this book and I liked the conflict and interaction that occurred between Clare, her mom and her grandmother. Clare’s desire for her mom to accept Clare’s gift and her desire to design clothes worked well as an emotional side story. In that same vein, Clare’s relationship with her best friend, Rachel, was a part of the mystery and a part of Clare’s emotional turmoil about her move and a new high school.
Hanging By A Thread was a fun, quick read. It had a good combination of paranormal and good, old fashioned sleuthing. I wanted a little more from the character development and never really grew attached to anyone, to be honest. However, I did like the mystery that surrounded the disappearance and the twists and turns the plot took before the answers were revealed. I found Clare to be smart and creative and while her love interest, Jack, was appealing, I didn’t real feel that I got to know him very well. The attraction between them was strong, but there wasn’t a lot of development before they were presented as a couple. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but I wish that it had developed the characters more completely.
I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.