Hello TBF readers!
I recently read TBF Author Kim Savage’s second novel, BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS and I am completely blown away. Take a look:
Mira and Francesca Cillo—beautiful, overprotected, odd—seemed untouchable. But Ben touched seven parts of Mira: her palm, hair, chest, cheek, lips, throat, and heart. After the sisters drown themselves in the quarry lake, a post-mortem letter from Mira sends Ben on a quest to find notes in the seven places where they touched. Note by note, Ben discovers the mystical secret at the heart of Mira and Francesca's world, and that some things are better left untouched.
This mystery contemporary novel will leave you breathless. BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS is “The Virgin Suicides” meets “Romeo and Juliet”.
The mystery tone throughout the novel is perfectly executed. The novel jumps back and forth between the present and past, showing the point of views of Ben, the main character, and Mira and Francesca Cillo. Each “part” of the novel (broken up into the places Ben touched Mira) is dripping with suspense. Why did the Cillo sisters commit suicide? Will Ben figure out why? Oh my gosh, PLOT TWIST! I read BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS into the early hours of the morning because dying to know what happened to the Cillo sisters.
While the mystery and suspense of the Cillo sisters’ suicides remains a focal point of the novel, there is a subtle tone of dealing with grief. In the book, Ben and Mira were hiding their love for each other from the rest of the world. They parted on bad terms when Mira was alive. Now that Mira is dead, Ben must face his guilt over not reaching out to Mira during her last months alive and dealing with the aftermath of her suicide. He believes—almost to the point of insanity—that reading the notes Mira left behind, he will heal his broken heart and grief.
I highly recommend BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS to anyone who is looking for a novel with a little romance, a little suspense, a little mystery, and a littles something extra so secretive, you will have to find out yourself!
BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS will be out February 21. So mark your calendar and head over to your local bookstore or library to check Kim Savage’s stunning second novel!
That’s all for today! Talk to you guys next time!