We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.
But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.
The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.
And that’s yours truly.
This was a weird book, but in a good way.
We Told Six Lies is told by Cobain and Molly and it goes back and forth between then and now. Cobain is a quiet teen that lifts weights to be big. He’s awkward and doesn’t have any friends. He does idolize his brother, Holt, but he’s in college and not home often. His mom is hardly ever home and his dad is weird around him. Molly is the new girl at school. She lives with her mom and just wants to get away. She is manipulative and lies often. Molly decided to start hanging out with Cobain and he quickly falls in love with her. But Molly pushes him away, even though she really does have feelings for him.
Cobain and Molly decide to run away together. But something goes wrong and Molly is taken by someone in a white van. Cobain is a suspect and he struggles to remember facts from the night before Molly disappeared. He makes a list of suspects and starts looking into each person. Cobain is told things that he can’t make sense of. In Molly’s chapters, she is being held in a cabin by someone in a mask. He disguises his voice and asks her to call him Blue. Molly tries to figure out who Blue is and worries that it might be Cobain. She struggles to cope with her feelings for Cobain while trying to find a way to get out.
There is a lot of lying as the title suggests. The author does a good job making the reader wonder what is real and what is a lie. The book was a quick read and there were parts that were hard to put down. It’s not without its flaws, but I did enjoy this one.
Warnings for talk of suicide, sex, language, mental illness, and kidnapping.
Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for my copy for review. I gave this book 3 1/2 stars (rounded up to 4 on Goodreads).
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