Shine by Lauren Myracle is a modern mystery set in the small country town of Black Creek. From hate crimes to drug use, this novel is never lacking in content. Lauren Myracle does a wonderful job of developing the characters and making them more personal by using an abundance of backstories and character descriptions. No character is a stranger to the reader, which allows the tale to be all the more intriguing and attention catching. The book is perfectly paced and information is revealed to the reader with perfect timing. The author weaved the title of the book into different parts of the novel beautifully and flawlessly, completely satisfying my need for the meaning behind the title Shine. From the captivating beginning to the shocking ending, Shine will keep you turning its pages to find the truth behind the brutal attack in Black Creek.

— Nicole

About the Book:
Title: Shine
Author: Lauren Myracle
Release Date:  04/2011

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