Nothing stays hidden forever.
Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric. Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again. When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,000 prize, the only thing they agree on is winning. They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather’s service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long. As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for.
I received an advance copy of The Right Kind of Wrong from the author. It is a pre-edit copy so this review won’t cover technical issues or things that have yet to be done before the book is published.
The book is a well-written tale of two kids with past hostilities being thrown together by a professor in one of their classes. Kara is no way happy about the pairing and is quick to make sure Vince knows it. Both characters are likable, as is the grandmother and other supporting characters. I’d have to say the grandmother was my favorite character – maybe because she reminded me so much of both my grandmothers. Kara I found a bit aggravating at times but I’m sure that is what Eby intended when writing the scenes.
Started and finished in one sitting, The Right Kind of Wrong keeps the story in motion and the reader hooked. Eby’s writing is fresh and entertaining. I’m not a big fan of books written in the first person because I feel like the writer is telling the story instead of me being involved. This is not the case with Eby’s story, it was very easy to be engaged in the plot.
I give the book an A and expect we will hear a lot from Eby in the years to come!