Synopsis (from Amazon):
Four pretty little liars' charmed lives have turned into living nightmares.
Emily's been shipped off to Iowa to live with her überconservative cousins. Aria's boyfriend is behind bars—because of her. Spencer's afraid she was involved in Ali's murder. But Hanna's fate is far worse: She's clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much.
If these girls don't start listening to me, Hanna's going to look like the lucky one.
I can't believe it took me this long to start this book after finishing book 3! Hanna was hit by a car at the end of the last book and coincidentally, it was right before she could tell the other girls who "A" was. So, this book opens with Hanna still in a coma and Spencer and Aria trying to figure out if she really knew that answer to the question that has been plaguing them all.
Emily has been sent off to Iowa to live with her cousins because her parents don't approve of the fact that she is gay. Her cousins are from this super strict family and Emily knows that her life is going to be miserable there, especially after riding home with her aunt and uncle. However, Emily was in for quite the surprise when it came to her cousins. After her cousins betray and place all the blame for their little outing (where Emily meets another girl) on Emily, Emily runs away and ends up back in Rosewood. Now Emily, Aria and Spencer have to help Hanna try to remember who "A" is and Emily has to figure out what she is going to do between the new girl and Maya.
Aria is now living with her father and Meredith because her mom kicked her out and then she was caught kissing Ezra, her teacher and so her boyfriend kicked her out of his house as well. She is not happy about living with Byron and Meredith but what can she do? She continues to try to show her father what a poor choice Meredith is for him but surprisingly she maybe starts to soften a little towards Meredith at the end.
Spencer has to continue the sham of the Golden Orchid contest and pretend she knows what she wrote about, which of course, she doesn't because she turned in her sister's paper instead of her own. Spencer's parents refuse to let her tell the truth because they don't want to tarnish their family's reputation. Spencer makes it through the interviews but just barely. She is trying to figure out if her sister is the on who killed Ali and it's really wreaking havoc with her mind.
Hanna finally wakes from the coma but can't remember anything from the night of the accident. She doesn't remember her fight with Mona or why she was in the park to meet the other girls. Lucas tries to lead her away from Mona and tells her numerous times to ask Mona about the fight that they had. Of course, Mona downplays the fight and it isn't until it's too late that Hanna remembers....and she remembers everything!
This book was full of twists and excitement. I love the alternating views in each chapter. It keeps it fresh and you never get bored with one character. I can't wait to read book #5!