The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

Posted 19 June, 2015 by Danny in Blog, Book Review, Danny, Danny's Book Review / 3 Comments

The Devil You Know by Trish DollerThe Devil You Know by Trish Doller
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on 2015-06-02
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Violence, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
3.5 Stars

Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it's just the risk she's been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions.

A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats

Yeah – for Summer Road Trip Thrillers, and coming from an author I thoroughly loved!

When you just want a break from life and… when you then do something incredible stupid!

Arcadia lives with her dad and takes care of her little brother, so much that she has to run the household and feels more like  a mom than a sister… Needless to say, that Arcadia feels like she needs to break out and experience life a little. With being 18 years old  – I completely understood Arcadias motivations and cheered also a little bit for her being a little bit reckless. Because, it was completely reckless and stupid – following two boys (cousins) she barely knows on a road trip to get some adventure! Of course, to add to the drama and suspense, she didn’t tell anybody that she was leaving, and of course her dad was worried sick when Arcadia didn’t come home and called to be on a road trip… (Ok, at least she called him , it could have been worse by not even calling in…)

Oh the Boys – and oh the chemistry!

The boys had the complete bad boy aura, but still it felt like Arcadia could trust them nevertheless. At least in the beginning, and then Arcadia fells head over heels for one of the boys who also comes with a shady past. The chemistry between them was great and I loved how great all characters were developed, with so much care and depth that I felt connected to them quite strongly. The romance truly was great, which of course for me is always a big aspect and has a huge impact on how I feel about the book.

When things get weird, open your eyes and… run!

So far so good, and for the most part of the book it was just that, a romantic road trip. But towards the end, twists are coming fast and hitting us at a very fast pace. There are several moments where you would have hoped for Arcadia to be a little more level-headed and would realise in what stupid position she put herself by leaving with two strangers. many of the thrilling mystery suspense  moments came towards the end, and I was actually hoping for a little more. It felt like the story just shifted from road trip to thriller in no-time and.. to be quite honest I saw miles away what had and would happen and who was to blame. Sure, the motives were unclear, but the rest was easy to see

Bewitched Rating

Rating 3.5

Bottom Line

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller was a great road trip story with mysterious and thrilling elements that could have been stronger and bold developed. The characters however, were incredibly well-rounded and wonderfully developed and the romance was hot and full of chemistry!



Have you read Tris Dollers other books? Are you excited about this one? Have you read it? Let me know and let’s discuss:)  

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3 Responses to “The Devil You Know by Trish Doller”

  1. Ooh, this sounds like something I’d really like 🙂 It’s been a while since I read a book where the chemistry between two characters has been off the charts and I miss it! Usually thrillers aren’t my type of read but I seriously want to know about the twists at the end and how everything works out. Great review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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