Friday, June 13, 2014

What It Was Like by Peter Seth

What It Was Like
by Peter Seth

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Published by: The Story Plant on September 2, 2014
Genres: Drama, First Love, Obsession, Sociopaths
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 4 Stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

“It’s really a very simple story. What happened was this: I met this girl and did a very stupid thing. I fell in love. Hard. I know that to some people that makes me an idiot and a loser. What can I say? They’re right. I did some extremely foolish things; I’m the first to say it. And they’ve left me in jail and alone.”

It is the summer of 1968 and a young man takes a job at a camp in upstate New York before starting his first semester at Columbia University. There, he meets Rachel Price, a fellow counselor who is as beautiful as she is haunted. Their romance will burn with a passion neither of them has ever known before…a passion with the power to destroy.

I love to watch the Investigation Discovery Channel and all of the deadly couples it features. I was eager to read this book as it sounded like something I would enjoy. I also like reading things in diary form, and this story was presented in that style, with the main character behind bars, telling the real story of what happened during his tragic love affair with Rachel Price.

The story kept me on my toes and was an interesting read. The author did a wonderful job of giving the little details the reader needed in order to formulate their own minds about the main characters and where the story would ultimately go. I highly recommend this if you like first-person accounts, young but troubled love, and crime . . .

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