Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her Internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.
Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - except Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.
And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.
As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled. (from Goodreads)
And Then Everything Unraveled is a great mix of mystery and suspense. From the beginning you are drawn into Delia's life, feeling that you are there with her every step she takes to find out what really happened to her mother. One of my favorite qualities of Delia's was her ability to never give up, no matter what got thrown at her. Since, without that this novel could have been pretty boring. Delia's aunts, Charley and Patience, were hilarious supporting characters who always had you laughing when they were featured.
The plot in this always provided you to keep flipping the pages and had you guessing at what would occur next. Even,though the mystery aspect is not that original it still made And Then Everything Unraveled a quick read.
My only problem with this was the ending. Since, Jennifer Sturman let a lot to be unanswered. So hopefully, that means a sequel is in the works. :)
Overall, And Then Everything Unraveled is a funny and charming read for a sunny day in summer. I am looking forward to reading more by Jennifer in the future.
And Then Everything Unraveled will be released July 1, 2009.
*Much thanks to Jennifer and the people at Point for sending me a copy of this novel! :)