Review of Hiding Lies by Julie Cross (digital arc)




Hiding Lies by Julie Cross


Fans of Veronica Mars or Ally Carter will love the snarky, whip-smart former con artist Eleanor, in this sequel to Chasing Truth.

At Holden Prep, dirty little secrets always have a way of coming to the surface.

Eleanor Ames has never been what she seems. Average high school student on the outside, but reformed con artist trying to break free of her past on the inside. When Eleanor receives startling news about someone from her previous criminal life, plans for a new operation coinciding with her school’s upcoming field trip quickly consume her.

But operations rarely go according to plan. And this is one her irresistible teen FBI agent boyfriend, Miles, would never approve of.

Now, more than just Ellie’s reputation is at stake. If she fails, it could be her life.


My thoughts:

Eleanor Ames is back and Hiding Lies was just as enjoyable as book one.


Ellie is dealing with her regrets of getting her mom put in jail.  She is willing to do just about anything to get her out.  Once she finds out that her mom is getting ten years, Ellie offers to go undercover with her family to get her dad instead.  Luckily Holden Prep is heading to New York and that just happens to be where her dad is.  Her “cousin”, Oscar, finds her and says that her dad is in over his head this time.

Miles is acting a bit distant and keeping something from Ellie.  But Dominic gets pulled into this con and helps Ellie out with her family.  I loved Dominic in this book.  He provided a break in tension with his humor.

“God, how do you do this shit all the time?  I’m on a verge of a dozen nervous breakdowns.”

Hiding Lies has a fast pace with different twists and betrayals.  Ellie finds herself wondering if she can trust Miles, even after she realizes that she is in love with him.  She is also keeping secrets from Harper and having to use her friends and the teacher she really likes.  But she just wants to help her mom and get revenge on her dad.


I can’t wait for book three and to find out if Ellie will ever be able to live a normal life.  I gave Hiding Lies 4  1/2 stars (rounded up to 5 on goodreads).

Thank you to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of this book for review.  The quote above is taken from the arc and may change before release date.


Paperback, 300 pages
Expected publication: April 17th 2018 by Entangled: Teen


Have you read Hiding Lies yet?  If not, I recommend picking up Chasing Truth (book one).  Especially if you like thrillers with FBI, CIA, and criminals.



Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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