A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo





Confession: I haven’t read much of Malinda Lo yet but I was intrigued by the idea of a thriller with LBGBTQ+ representation.

Jess and Angie are best friends, practically inseparable, until Angie starts dating Margot. Margot attends a preppy private school where Jess, a talented aspiring comic book artist, participates in an art program. Jess is in love with Angie, but Angie doesn’t know it. However, everything is complicated when Margot’s best friend Ryan is murdered. As the police investigate, Jess becomes a suspect. Did Jess kill Ryan? If not, then who did?

Malinda Lo can write sexual tension. Like wow. I could feel all of Jess’ longing for Angie every time she looked at her. I felt that any moment could finally be the one where they bridge the gap and confess their love.

The plot wasn’t the strongest, however, the sexual tension carried the novel. The only reason I’m taking a star off is the ending, which was good, but not what I was hoping for.

Recommended for fans of:

Thrillers, Malinda Lo, LGBTQ+ thrillers


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