Title: Sugar Lump
Author: Megan Gaudino
Release Date: January 10th, 2018
Seventeen-year-old travel blogger CC is stuck on a never-ending road trip with her wanderlust-addicted father. When her dad lands the job of his dreams in Sugar Lump—wedding capital of the world—CC finally finds a place to call home. Complete with two quirky best friends and a quixotic guy to crush on, Sugar Lump is more shades of perfect than she can possibly count.
But when CC accidentally overhears the mayor complaining that she has to “take out” a rogue employee for not fulfilling the terms of his contract, the idyllic town’s facade crumbles. Devastated by the possibility of having to move yet again, CC discovers everyone has been keeping a massive secret from her—including her own father.
Travel blogger C.C. and her father move into a small town where everything seems to be “perfect”. Perfect neighbors, perfect bakery job, perfect friends, etc.. Warning signs begin to pop up for the girl, though, when her father immediately changes his actions around his daughter. That is, she should have noticed them as warning signs that something was seriously up. Ok, at first I was like….
Then the novel began to take a turn when one overheard conversation cracks the armor of this perfect little town. Cue in more Stepford Wives!
This is a pretty unique YA novel that stands out on it’s own and keeps you guessing. I’m assuming it’s a standalone but the ending leaves you wondering could there be more? Is there more to the resolution we are given? I MUST KNOW!
Try this novel out if you are into YA Mysteries that will keep you on your toes!