Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
Becca Fitzpatrick wove an intriguing tale in her first book, and the plot becomes even more twisted and intriguing in this one. I admit that in Hush, Hush I was not the biggest Patch fan, and in this one I liked him even less, but he has that mysterious aura surrounding him that keeps you coming back for more. In the beginning I was worried that this would be one long novel about a girl whining about the boy who broke her heart, but that was not the case at all. Nora is a strong character and she doesn't let the secrets that Patch is keeping, stop her from uncovering the truth of her father's death. There is quite a lot going on in this book; with the story and the characters themselves, but the plot flows quickly and smoothly. Crescendo is filled with suspense, and had me turning pages long into the night. Patch definitely managed to redeem himself in my eyes and I'm filled with hand-shaking anticipation to get Becca's next book: Silence.