- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Urbane Publications (15 Sept. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910692700
- ISBN-13: 978-1910692707
Sometimes growing up is seeing someone else’s side of the story. Four stories. One truth. Whom do you believe? Callum has a family secret. Yasmine wants to know it. Juliette thinks nobody knows hers. All Ruby wants is to reinvent herself. They are brought together by circumstance, torn apart by misunderstanding. As new relationships are forged and confidences are broken, each person’s version of events is coloured by their background, beliefs and prejudices. And so the ingredients are in place for a year shaped by lust, betrayal, and violence… Lost in Static is the gripping debut from author Christina Philippou. Whom will you trust?
My take on the book!!
SOOOOOOOOO……. this is another advanced copy of a book I received from the Publisher, Urbane Publications this time, and I am so glad that I requested it! From the moment I started reading it I struggled to put it down. I did a mini review on Goodreads and in it I stated something along the line of that had I had the time I would have read it in 1 day rather than 2. It is a complete page turner!
This is the first book by Christina Philippou and she has done a really good job, especially for it to be her first venture into writing a novel. Lost in Static falls under the Mystery and Thriller genre, my favourite, and it really has you thinking a lot of ‘OOOHHHH’s and ‘AAAAHHHH’s along with the obligatory ‘Who did dun do it??’
Lost in Static is written, as you can see from the synopsis, from the point of 4 people. Callum, Ruby, Yasmine and Juliette, who are all first year students in University in England (right now my memory fails me as to where abouts they are but then again possibly it wasn’t revelled and this is why I cant remember!!). They all have very different backgrounds and are thrown together by living in halls.
We start the story with an incident taking place, albeit a small bite of the story, then we break into the first term of Uni and everything that happens during this time. The story continues until the end of the school year and is full of twists and turns, most of which I found very unexpected. Each student tells their version of events as things unfold and we get to see how one story can have many different versions depending on your perspective.
It is so, so hard to write this and not give anything away so I believe I won’t go any further however I will give one thing away and that is that you MUST give this book a go! I truly look forward to reading more of Christina Philippou’s books in the future!