The friendship between Shelby and Violet made me go up to a 3 star rating from a 2.5 rating. Even though I don't have any guilty pleasures since I don't hide them I think this would fall into the guilty pleasure category. It isn't the best thing ever but it is a fun read. I'd call it a dark fluffy read if that makes any sense at all.
It made me think of Pretty Little Liars and a show from Investigation Discovery. I won't mention the title since that would give a great big honking clue to who is behind the craziness of this book. You have weird text messages, a murder, kidnapping, and if that wasn't enough you have a creepy gift on a silver platter.
Violet is still dealing with losing her father and dealing with her mom who isn't doing very well either when she starts getting strange texts. At first she thinks it is just a joke and ignores it but things start getting crazy. I had my suspicions about who was behind it but I will admit that the other person I considered turned out to be the exact opposite of what I thought this person would be. Since I'm curious about what happens next I will be picking up the next book in the series.