Waiting on Wednesday: ‘This is Our Story’ by Ashley Elston

This is Our Story Book CoverWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick, we chose a book that somehow has a beautiful cover and a release date but no pre-order page: This is Our Story by Ashley Elston.

The Disney-Hyperion novel is an intriguing sounding murder mystery about five boys and the death of their friend during a routine hunting trip. Side note: that’s what you get for hunting.

As in any murder mystery, all of the remaining River Point Boys are suspects, but who really done it?

Assuming GoodReads and the author’s website is correct — which we’re pretty sure they are — you can learn the identity of the killer when This is Our Story goes on sale November 16, 2016.

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

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