Written by: Michele Jaffe
Released date: December, 2010
Instead of celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore, Jane is in the hospital surrounded by teddy bears, trying to piece together what happened last night. One minute she was at a party, wearing fairy wings and cuddling with her boyfriend. The next, she was lying near-dead in a rosebush after a hit-and-run. Everyone believes it was an accident, despite the phone threats Jane swears were real. But the truth is a thorny thing. As Jane's boyfriend, friends, and admirers come to visit, more memories surface-not just from the party, but from deeper in her past . . . including the night her best friend Bonnie died. With nearly everyone in her life a suspect now, Jane must unravel the mystery before her killer attacks again. Along the way, she's forced to examine the consequences of her life choices in this compulsively readable thriller.
At the airport in London I was browsing the bookshelves and my eye caught the gorgeous cover of Rosebush. A couple of hours ago I finished Die for Me and I needed another book to fill those boring hours before I could board on the plane. So of course I bought it and I’m glad I did.
Jane is insecure, lonely and wants to be loved. She’s one of the popular girls and thinks that life couldn’t get any more prettier. At first I couldn’t feel any sympathy for her. She didn’t stand up for herself and I found her a pushover. I found the other characters a bit weird. They were all sketchy and their behaviours very suspicious. But that’s a good thing, after all it’s a mystery book.
I loved the mystery parts in this book. I was blaming everyone for her ‘accident’, and as usually I was wrong. I would be such a bad cop, anyway. There is a lot of suspense and the last few pages are terrifying. Terrifying! There is not much I say about this book, without spoiling the mystery for you, so let's just say: If you love a good mystery book, you should get Rosebush.