Title – Dare You To Lie
Author – Amber Lynn Natusch
Rating – 4/5
Release Date – September 4th, 2018
Format – ARC from publisher
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This novel follows Kylene Danners who is forced to move back in with her grandfather in her old small town after her FBI agent dad is framed and arrested for murder. Kylene wants to figure out the truth; she KNOWS her dad would never murder someone in cold blood. All she wants is to study her father’s case and prove him innocent, but an event from her past continues to cast its shadow over her. Someone won’t let her forget a photo scandal that happened years ago and her determination earns her many threats. Kylene is not the type of girl to back down, and this will get her in trouble.
This book was amazing. It’s a sort-of high school drama so if that’s not what you’re looking for then this book will not be for you. I think that this read is the perfect “easy read” with enough substance to keep you intrigued…maybe a good reading slump read?
It took me forever to read this book because of school, and I think I would have been able to enjoy it more if I had read it in a way smaller period of time. This is definitely a good and fast-paced enough book to be able to read in a few sittings.
My favourite thing about this book was Kylene. She is quite the original YA character; she’s feisty, knows what she wants, and is very determined. I loved her attitude and how real she was in terms of doing the human thing and letting her emotions get the best of her actions. Her sarcastic humour and witty remarks made me love her so much because I saw a bit of myself in her.
The gradual reveal of information surrounding the cases of both Kylene and her father added a lot of dramatic effect to the story which was something that kept it addicting to read. The FBI and legal case aspect of the book was really cool to me too because I’ve never read a book with either of those things in it so prominently.
I adored the characters in this book. Other than Kylene, Garrett and Tabby are such gems and I love them so much. Garrett is such a sweet and caring friend and everyone definitely needs a friend like him. Tabby’s from Canada (which is cool since I’m from Canada yay!!) and the stereotypes surrounding her were hilarious and added another funny aspect to the novel.
We didn’t see as much as I would have liked to between Kylene and her dad which is understandable because of their circumstances but I am really excited for the next book to see what happens with them.
Overall I really loved this book and it says on Goodreads that this book is “Hometown Antiheros #1” so my fingers are crossed for a sequel. I definitely recommend this read to everyone and especially those looking for a quick read!
Have you picked this book up? What did you think? Are you planning on picking it up? Let me know in a comment!