Souce: ARC provided by the publisher, Thank You!
My Rating: 3 stars
Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…
Dangerous Lies was exactly what I expected from a Becca Fitzpatrick book. It has an awesome cover, a great synopsis, a fast-passed writing and a sexy romance.
Sadly, as I expected, it had a very predictable twist, too. And it didn’t feel like a thriller at all.
I first read an ARC of this book, but I waited until I had the final copy to re-read it and see if the things I didn’t like in the ARC changed anyhow in the finish book… but they didn’t. It makes me sad to say that this will be my last book by Becca that I read. I haven’t been impressed with her books since I read Silence, and that’s three books in which I feel like I wasted my money.
The only good thing about Dangerous Lies is the character development, while Stella was annoying and bitchy most of the book; in the end I came to like her.
Anyway, if you’re a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick you should give this book a chance, just don’t expect too much.