Blog Tour and Giveaway: And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin




Let’s not die today. Not even to make things easier for our parents.

When a building collapses around five teenagers–and they just barely escape–they know something strange is going on. Little by little, the group pieces together a theory: Their parents are working together to kill them all. Is it true? And if so, how did their parents come together–and why? And, most importantly, how can the five of them work together to save themselves? With an unlikely group of heroes, sky-high stakes, and two budding romances, this gripping murder mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page.




Nancy Werlin is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Killer’s Cousin, The Rules of Survival, Impossible, and a host of other young adult novels. She received her BA from Yale, was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first novel, and has since established herself as a writer of literary teen suspense. Werlin lives with her husband near Boston, Massachusetts.





What do you get when you cross an incredibly diverse cast of characters in a thriller with some incredibly unpredictable twists and turns? And Then There Were Four.  I have to assume that the title of this book is an homage to Agatha Christie’s roller coaster murder mystery, And Then There Were None, and I definitely see why this is made due to the high stakes and the fast paced plot.

This is a novel you will not want to put down, and I read it in just around four hours.

Readers are immediately introduced to our wonderful characters, but the story is dual narration between two of the five main characters.  I have to applaud Werlin for effectively using the second person for one of these narrators, because I have only read one another young adult novel that I found utilized this in a good way and that was Stolen by Lucy Christopher, and even then the “you” was referring to her kidnapper.  Caleb, the character narrating in second person, uses the “you” in referring to himself.  I believe Werlin did this to exemplify the amount of emotional and mental abuse that the character had suffered throughout his life.

The other narrator, Saralinda, is in first person. I will say, that I found her narration to be a bit annoying as it was very stream-of-consciousness. While this is effective and it really does clearly separate the two narrators well, it really just makes it hard to read in places due to the lack of grammatical marks and the sentence structure.  That is probably my only critique of the novel because I found the book to be such a great story overall.

I also worry about giving too much away in this review, because it’s one of those narratives that you need to peel back like layers of an onion. Because almost every page is carefully crafted by Werlin to slowly build to the big reveal.

Trust me, you do NOT want to miss out on reading this phenomenal thriller.

And Then There Were Four is out today!

4.5 Bards





These are a list of songs that really struck me as something that either these characters would listen to, or would be playing in the background of scenes in a cinematic setting.



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Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted for us book blogger types by the Broke and the Bookish. They provide a topic, and all of us participants post our answers on our blogs and we hop around checking out one another’s answers! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

1. Hourglass by Myra McEntire

I actually do have the original photograph hanging as a piece of art in my room, along with a few other photograph prints that are signed by the photographer, Lissy Elle.

2. Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Amy McNamara

 Another Lissy Elle photograph that just speaks to me and that I absolutely
love. I’d add it to my Lissy Elle collection I already have.

3. A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchinson

The cover shot is done by Brooke Shaden, undoubtedly my other favorite surrealist photographer, and just like the book, was inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

4. Inland by Kat Rosenfield

This cover was a recreation of one of Brooke Shaden’s original photographs that she re-shot specifically for this book cover. I actually like the coloring more on this one than the original photograph.

5. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

I’m a sucker for self portrait photography and whimsical locations.

6. Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Again with a pretty dress and an excellent location, I would most definitely
add this to my photography collection.

7. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

I know this one is very similar to the previous choice, but I definitely love the reverse gravity effect.

8. Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Another Lissy Elle photograph from the same series that inspired the first Hourglass novel’s cover.

9. Infinityglass by Myra McEntire

I can’t help it, I love Lissy Elle’s photography, so of course this one is going to make my list as well!

10. One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Yeah, I know another photograph seemingly defying gravity. I love it!

What covers would you hang in your house as artwork?

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