Review of Dare You To Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch (physical arc)

 

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Dare You To Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

 

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.

 

Sassy, snarky, sarcastic characters!  This was such a fun book for me.

 

Trigger/content warnings for sexual assault and physical abuse.

 

Kylene’s father was recently convicted of murder and her mother left.  So Ky has to move back to her home town and live with her grandpa (who I loved).  Her family left a couple years earlier after Ky had naked pictures taken at a party and leaked online.  The suspects were all football players and they were protected instead of her.  One was also her ex boyfriend.

 

Ky falls back into her normal friendship with Garrett easily.  She didn’t really talk to him when she was gone and it really broke him.  But he’s a great guy and willing to let it go.  They also become friends with the new girl from Canada, Tabby.  The friendship between these three really made the story for me.  They were all so sarcastic and funny, but the love was obvious.  Tabby fit right in with them.

 

Kylene still wants to prove who took those photos of her and she also wants to find a way to prove that her dad is innocent.  She’s smart, but she also can’t keep quiet and it makes her a target.  Some of the football players start threatening her.  She gets followed, harassed, and her house is broken into.  Things start to get scary for her as she weaves through so many things that all seem connected.

 

I don’t want to get into the story too much because it’s best to go in without knowing anything major.  Ky has to figure out who she can trust and realizes how big these threats really are.  The pacing is great and it’s so easy to like most of the characters in the book.   Besides the main three, I really liked Gramps, her dad’s old partner, and Meg.  Agent Dawson grew on me and I ended up liking AJ a lot, too.   There were also plenty of people to hate.

 

I gave this book 5 stars and I cannot wait until I can read the next book.  Thank you to Tor Teen for sending me a copy for review.  Also thank you to Amber for helping me get a copy.

 

Have you read this one yet?  Do you like YA mystery/thrillers?  This book is told to be for fans of Veronica Mars.  That is a show that I will always love.  Did you watch it?  

 

 

 

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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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