Title: The Blackmail Of Evelynn Faust
Author: Shirley Anne Edwards
Genre: Young Adult
Synopsis/Buy Book: Book depository
Review: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of a review.
It took me a while to get into this book but I’m so glad I stuck with it because it was a fantastic read. Evelynn Faust doesn’t seem to have much luck in her life. She’s involved with drugs and Eric becomes obsessed with her after he finds out her secret. He wants her to be his girlfriend in exchange of keeping his mouth shut about what he knows. Whilst struggling with all this, she meets Adam. Her gorgeous new neighbour. He seems perfect and she finally has someone who cares about her no matter what she’s been through.
Eric was such a disgusting and horrible character. He was creepy and vile. He bullied Evelynn and as the title of the novel says, he blackmailed her into being with him. Adam was such a likeable character and he was just so caring towards Evelynn from the minute he was introduced to us. He’s the total opposite from every other guy in the book. At times I thought there was going to be a twist because it seemed too good to be true with everything poor Evelynn had been through but she finally finds some happiness in her life with him.
I absolutely detested Evelynn’s mother. She never listened to anything Evelynn had to say and she constantly pushed her into being with Eric even though it was clear how uncomfortable he made her feel. She was selfish and only wanted Evelynn to do what she wanted her to do.
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone! The only thing is it should come with a trigger warning for drug abuse and rape. Although it doesn’t out right mention rape it’s obvious that it has happened. This was a brilliant read and I’d just like to thank Reading Alley for giving me a copy to review.