Bad Things Happen Here is an intriguing and amazingly written YA murder mystery. It is set on an island of extremely wealthy people where horrible and unexplainable disappearances happen but the consciousness of the society sweeps it all under the rug. It is a twisted tale in both the story itself and the characters, the lead protagonist is flawed, mentally ill and haunted by loss, but yet unlike other books, this does not undermine her character, but instead strengthens Luca. This keeps you with her through her journey and allows for deep understanding not only of her as an individual but of the dangerous setting she’s living in. I found this book to be a page turner, unpredictable, engaging, and overall written with an overwhelming sense of melancholy.
Apr 21, 2022