Flipping between past and present, the first person narrative gradually traces the story of Francesa, Kate and Jack in their teenage years in Brisbane. These flashbacks provide vital background information about the trio and slowly assemble the jigsaw pieces of just what happened on that fateful night. It is this mystery that provides the suspense and tension of the novel and keeps the reader full engaged and wondering throughout.
On another note I loved the Brisbane setting and Queensland "feel" of the book. The pop culture references of the late 1990s and early 2000s provide authenticity and are easy to relate to.
Losing Kate is an amazing debut novel. It is a captivating story that skilfully combines the elements of suspense, unrequited love and the lingering effects of tragedy.