I loved the whole premise of this story, it really had all the aspects of an outstanding romantic mystery. I am just not sure if the author is untried or couldnt make up her mind if this was going to be an adult mystery or young adult or what!?
I found the jumps between talking and thinking were very unclear and I had to re-read passages to figure out if Samantha and Rodney were speaking or thinking. I couldn't do a better job as I am a reader not a writer, so I would love to see this re-worked BEFORE someone steals this plot...and they will.
It is really an awesome storyline, believe me I wouldn't have slogged through to the end if I hadn't love that!!! DONT QUIT WRITING YOUR TALENT IS UNMISTAKABLE!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us, you didn't have to publish this and yet you did so mean and nasty people like me could critique.
Whoever did your proofing got Elise and Elsie mixed up once or twice and the only reason I noticed is that my Granny and my mother-in-law's names was and are Elsie and my dearest friends name is Elise, I know how easy it is to do!!!