Title: As Red as Blood
Author: Salla Simukka
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Source: from BloggingForBooks
Lumikki Andersson has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her. She knows all too well that trouble comes to those who stick their nose where it doesn’t belong. But Lumikki’s rule is put to the test when she uncovers thousands of washed Euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom and three of her classmates with blood on their hands. Literally.
A web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the run from those determined to get the money back—no matter the cost. At the center of the chaos: Polar Bear, the mythical drug lord who has managed to remain anonymous despite hosting lavish parties and having a notorious reputation. If Lumikki hopes to make it out alive, she’ll have to uncover the entire operation.
Even the cold Finnish winter can’t hide a culprit determined to stain the streets red.
This was an incredibly disappointing read. I do not have much to say about it since I ended up skimming the last third or so of the book.
Going into this book, I was expecting a thrilling edge of my seat mystery. I have read quite a few adult mystery books and was expecting something similar with this book. However, that is not what I got. This book was anything but thrilling. This is an incredibly short book and it still took me way too long to get through. I ended up skimming the last bit of this book just because I did not find it interesting at all. I never really connected with the characters and cared about what happened to them.
*Copy provided by BloggingForBooks for review*