Author: Rebecca James
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Date published: October 1st 2014
Source: Purchased by reviewer.
Cooper Bartholomew's body is found at the foot of a cliff.
That's the official finding, that's what everyone believes.
Cooper's girlfriend, Libby, has her doubts. They'd been happy, in love. Why would he take his own life?
As Libby searches for answers, and probes more deeply into what really happened the day Cooper died, she and her friends unravel a web of deception and betrayal.
Are those friends – and enemies – what they seem?
Who is hiding a dangerous secret? And will the truth set them all free?
Cooper dies on the first page. That's not a spoiler really, the title is kind of a give away. At this point we don't know Cooper, so his death doesn't have much of an emotional impact, but that soon changes. We see the development of Cooper and Libby's relationship and the reactions of their friends and parents. We also see the aftermath of Cooper's death, the lies and inconsistencies, the assumptions that are made, and the grief that Libby feels.