Dangerous Lies (Review)
Title: Dangerous Lies
Published Date: 10th November 2015
start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in
this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, theNew York Times bestselling author of
the Hush, Hush saga.
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…
this book was a bit of everything. A bit of great, good and not so good. I
would really love to give this one five stars, but I simply can’t because of
lot of good things about her Hush, Hush series and a lot of bad things about
her book called Black Ice. But I wanted to read this one because of such a cool
premise! It’s not every day you read a book which features the Witness
forced to leave her old life, everything she knows, and gets hidden in Thunder
Basin which is basically a country kind of place. I really REALLY didn’t like
Stella at the beginning, and that is the not so good part of this book. She was
mean, rude, and incredibly selfish. She didn’t even want to try and get along
with the people in this new place or even the guardian who was taking care of
her, when she was the one who volunteered for the program anyway and it was
keeping her safe. I wanted to give her a good slap sometimes. All I can say is
not to give up on the book and keep going! Once you get past all that, it
becomes a really good book.
introduced to Chet who Carmina (her guardian) deems as the bad boy who she
should stay away from who is incredibly good looking as well. I rolled my eyes
at this, but again, this cliché changes. Once we get to meet Chet we can
actually see he is a guy who has made mistakes in the past but is trying to
change who he is. He goes to church, he’s good and is continually making
sacrifices to keep his little brother out of trouble. He’s sensitive and really
caring. Honestly, he was my favourite character.
but man did I love it. It gets a bit heated at times, but when it comes to
Chet, it was lovely. I mean, he was so devoted to Stella and stood by her side
even if it was likely she was in the wrong. He was protective and basically,
one of the best book boyfriends out there!
through the book and we find that Stella is judgment sometimes and mean, but
she is throwing up walls to protect herself. Her mother has been a drug addict
who continually chose drugs over her daughter, and Stella had to learn to fend
for herself from a young age. As being in Thunder Basin starts to lower those
barriers we can come to like her, and she becomes a much nicer character to
one. It seemed to show a bit of culture in that little place of America, and it
was so well done. We went to places like Bible studies, fairs, rodeos and so
on. It wasn’t a strong feature of the book but I could really appreciate it
and the program, that doesn’t run so strongly through the book until the
ending. AND THAT ENDING. It was intense. Majorly intense. First of all, there
were some tough decisions that needed to be made and I could feel the tension
rising. But then the action and plot twists came all at once. All through the
book I was labelling this as predictable, but I was only predicting one of the
minor plot twists. There were two huge ones that I never saw coming and whoa,
the emotions were running high. It was so intense that if you read this one you
must get to the end. I don’t say must often, but I do here!
going to be reading another Becca Fitzpatrick book after this.
life behind and start again under a disguise if it meant bring a dangerous
criminal to justice?