By Rachel Popa
“The Big Rewind” starts just like any other story about a recent journalism grad: Jett Bennett is working a temp gig as a proofreader for a private investigating firm instead of doing behind-the-scenes stories about her favorite bands. However, everything changes when she finds her downstairs neighbor KitKat was murdered in her apartment. The only clue that Jett has to solve KitKat’s murder is the mixtape that was left in KitKat’s mailbox for her to find.
“The Big Rewind” can be categorized as many different genres, including mystery and romance. Along with her quest to find out who killed KitKat, Jett is determined to discover true love. To quote Shakespeare, “The course of true love never did run smooth,” as Jett discovers that the man she loves thinks he’s in love with a stripper. “The Big Rewind” is full of twists and turns, making for an exciting read.
Another element that adds to the uniqueness of “The Big Rewind” is that the reader gets to know the victim, KitKat, as more is discovered about her murder. Becoming familiar with a character that is already dead is a sombering experience that adds both depth and emotion to the story.
Overall, “The Big Rewind” is an entertaining book that will keep readers guessing until the very end. The characters (both dead and alive) are interesting and loveable. For fans of both books and music, “The Big Rewind” is the perfect mixture of the two, and is definitely worth picking up.
4 out of five torches