Dare You to Lie

Book Details (1).pngSynopsis:

When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.

Determined to expose the town’s hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.

I am aware that the Book Details section is somehow mistakenly giving the information for another book. Here is the correct info:
Title: Dare You to Lie Author: Amber Lynn Natusch Page Count: 352 Publish Date: 09/04/18 Publisher: Tor Teen

My review:

Rating: 4.5 stars

Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

loved this. It was not at all what I was expecting but in the best way possible. I didn’t realize that I needed a new mystery series in my life, but guess what? I did.

The plot in this book is so heavy and dense but it somehow never feels at all overwhelming. I’ve seen other reviewers compare it to Veronica Mars, but I’ve never read anything in that series or even watched the tv show so I have absolutely no idea if this is anything like it, but if it is, then maybe I need to check out Veronica Mars.

There are so many different mysteries going on in this that it all kind of turns into one big conspiracy and I love that. I mean, how many times do I have to say ‘love’ in italics or bold print to really get my point across? The characters all feel a little shady (besides our main character, Kylene), so you’re always guessing who’s guilty of what and wondering who is worthy of trusting. Personally, I can’t wait to find out who else is hiding secrets in future books in the series. I have lots of theories.

It took me a little while to warm up to Kylene because she has one of those really thick heroine personalities that is trying to not come off as heroic and this usually ends up with the character saying things that kind of make me cringe (which definitely happens here). But even though I didn’t really care so much for her personality, I was all in for the cause. There is so much going on in this book that not liking how some of the characters are written won’t distract you for long.

Overall, I’m so excited for the next installment. Natusch has got a winner on her hands.

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