Review: Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New 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…
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One word to describe what made this book…Chet! I absolutely adored Chet, I was..I am, head over heels in love with Chet, from the cheesy romance lines, to the slow burn in his gaze, to the perfectly toned body, he was everything! Stella felt fickle, she was trapped by the past but wanted to live in the present. She really struggled with letting go and living in the moment. This at times was relate-able, and at other times annoying. It felt like she had multiple personalities…but the perfection of Chet made me keep turning the page.
This story was a slow-burn, ending in a dramatic conclusion. However, the ending felt rushed, I would have loved for 50-100 more pages after the huge, dramatic build up. You have this big dramatic moment, the entire book has been building up to and then it ends like 5-10 pages later…I need more! I have unanswered questions d*mn*t! Don’t even get me started on the unanswered questions involving the secondary characters…I just need more from the ending.
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