School Library Connection - March 1, 2016
"Readers will be intrigued...Ross does a good job of offering clues to the reader while throwing some curve balls...Recommended."
Booklist - October 5, 2015
"This tale of suspense about the simultaneous disappearance of a young child and an enigmatic teenager turns out to be not at all what it seems...The narrow squeaks and plot twists are well placed, and as an unreliable narrator, Lauren holds attention from bleary beginning to triumphant close."
Resource Links - October 1, 2015
"Lauren is a believable teen, caught between her ill mother’s care and the allure of making a reputation as the fun girl. This novel works well in the style of a suspense thriller."
School Library Journal - October 1, 2015
"Well-developed characters, an original plot, and a thrilling story line make this book impossible to put down. This page-turner is a must read for teens who enjoy mystery...An extremely well written crime thriller that asks the question 'How well do you really know anyone?'"
CM Magazine - September 18, 2015
"Effectively stretches out the tension inherent in a missing child case, gradually getting more fast-paced and exciting...The writing is engaging, and the mystery is intriguing...Set You Free would make an interesting departure point to discuss law versus morality: is it ever okay to disobey the law in order to do something right? The book could also be used in a discussion of unreliable narrators. Teens will enjoy the good writing and the suspenseful, action elements of the plot."
Kirkus Reviews - August 1, 2015
"Lauren's edgy personality, Grady's admirable tricks, and plenty of suspense make this a worthy read. An engaging and entertaining mystery."
Yvonne Prinz, author - April 30, 2015
"Fans of small town crime thrillers will really enjoy this brisk page-turner from Jeff Ross.”