Darina is in denial. Even after all she’s been through, the Beautiful Dead can’t be real. They must be a figment of her grief-stricken imagination. But visions of Phoenix and Hunter prove otherwise and soon she’s drawn back to Foxton, to the barn, to Phoenix - where they have, what may just be, their final reunion.
It’s the moment they’ve been dreading - time to solve Phoenix’s mystery. Everything has been building to this but Darina knows that revealing the true circumstances of Phoenix’s death will lead to their final parting. With this impossible mixture of emotions, Darina begins to unscramble the facts, but she’s up against mounting obstacles: the distraction of Hunter’s personal mystery, Phoenix’s returning father, threats of gang violence and conspiracies to blur and block the truth.
With time pressure mounting and the risk of Phoenix being sent back into unending limbo, Darina puts herself in danger, and so the mystery of the Beautiful Dead builds into a heart-breaking climax ...
My Rating: 4/5
This whole series has been building up to this book. Phoenix's death has been mentioned numerous times over the previous three books and so I was really interested in seeing how it ends.
As I have previously stated in my reviews of the previous three books, the characters are not my favourite. I just never seemed to connect with them at all.
I found this book to be pretty predictable. I predicted the two big plot twists before they happened.
This is still probably my favourite book of the series by far, I thought that there was a lot more depth with the mystery and with the character development.