Welcome to Amontillado, Ohio, where your last name is worth more than money, and secrets can be kept… for a price.
Tress Montor knows that her family used to mean something—until she didn’t have a family anymore. When her parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home, Tress lost everything. She might still be a Montor, but the entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the “White Trash Zoo,” – a wild animal attraction featuring a zebra, a chimpanzee, and a panther, among other things.
Felicity Turnado has it all – looks, money, and a secret that she’s kept hidden. She knows that one misstep could send her tumbling from the top of the social ladder, and she’s worked hard to make everyone forget that she was with the Montors the night they disappeared. Felicity has buried what she knows so deeply that she can’t even remember what it is… only that she can’t look at Tress without having a panic attack.
But she’ll have to.
Tress has a plan. A Halloween costume party at an abandoned house provides the ideal situation for Tress to pry the truth from Felicity – brick by brick – as she slowly seals her former best friend into a coal chute. With a drunken party above them, and a loose panther on the prowl, Tress will have her answers – or settle for revenge.
The Initial Insult was such a crazy mess which I love. The storyline was very intense at times. What happens when two best friends become enemies? I also like how creepy the cover looks with a panther on it. Which will be explain more in the book.
Tress had a good life and friends. Then one day her parents disappeared. Her life becomes a living hell. She becomes the poor girl at school. Also force to work at a zoo and do a dangerous side job. She keeps to self mostly. Holding in so much angry in what she lost,she blames her ex-friend Felicity.
Felicity is a good girl. She does everything her mother tells her to and raise to the top. The night Tress parents disappeared, she was there. Felicity don’t remember what happen and her parents rather have her move on then remember it. She hold on to so much guilt on that night, she still wants to help Tress. Even if Tress tries to hurt her.
I really love the point of views told in the book. Both characters seems they need a lot of help. I like the flashbacks of how the girls use to be friends, until Tress folks went missing. I feel bad for both girls in the book. Dealing with so much high school pressures and lost. I love how it was very detailed and well written. In a small town you got to have money to be popular. Lucky there a book two coming out, since the ending has so many unanswered questions.
If you in the mood for something mess up crazy, lots of high school drama, and full of twists, then check out The Initial Insult.