Friday, February 12, 2016
Dark Turns ~ Cate Holahan
Holahan, Cate. 2015. Dark Turns. New York: Crooked Lane Books.
ISBN 978-1629531939. $24.99 USD.
Dark Turns is another novel that was on my Christmas wish list from Amazon (thanks, wonderful family)! I was drawn to this book because of its academic setting (love academic mysteries!) and ballet dancer main character. Nia Washington, a talented ballerina, is recovering from a broken heart and taking a break from her ballet touring company to heal from severe tendonitis (which she is hiding from everyone). She is hired by an elite boarding school as an assistant dance instructor and Resident Advisor for a year. On the first day of her job, she discovers the body of a drowned student in a nearby lake, which is believed to be a suicide. Nia immediately gets caught up in the investigation by the police, the petty jealousies and mean-girl shenanigans of some of her students, and the admiration of an attractive thirty-something history teacher and advisor. But all is not what it seems, and Nia has to decide whom to trust before another student comes to a dangerous end. I did guess the main plot twist before the end, but it did not really dim my enjoyment of the book. Ms. Holahan has another title coming out in August, The Widower’s Wife, and I will probably give that a try, as well.