Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hardcover, 384 pages
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Source: Library
For fans of: Thrillers, Romance, Crime, 

     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…


     After reading Black Ice I was excited to see Fitzpatrick with another thriller on the way. I was even more excited to see that this one featured the Witness Protection program because I've never read anything featuring that before. Sadly when I opened the book it was nothing like I was expecting it to be. 
     Stella is not who everyone thinks she is. She's actually part of the Witness Protection Program and and she's running from her mom's drug dealer, who she is testifying against soon. But she's not at all happy about it. She's left everything she was excited about for the upcoming year to go to a podunk town that no one can even find on a map. But then she meets one person who makes her time there finally worth while. 
     The main reason I couldn't finish this one was the MC. She as TERRIBLE. Many people said through out the book she goes through some enormous growth, but at page 202 she was still a spoiled rich girl that was angry at the world and being rude and disrespectful to everyone that was doing nothing but trying to help her. After awhile she just got on my nerves enough to just say forget having any faith in her. 
     The other problem I had with this book was the fact it was labeled as a thriller, suspenseful, and a mystery. By page 202 THERE WAS NOTHING THRILLER LIKE HAPPENING. And this was so disappointing because I know she knows how to make them so scary you bit your nails off because it showed in her other thriller. But I'm not even sure what to say about this one. It wasn't scary at all 200 pages in! Then  come to find out it does get intense towards the end, but only after the answers start coming in. It was pretty pointless. I might have liked it better had they just called it a contemp.
     This one was pretty disappointing and I can't say I'm happy I wasted an entire off day reading it. Hopefully her next one will come back and redeem this one later on!
Overall, I give this



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