AUTHOR: Amber Lynn Natusch
DATE RELEASE: September 4, 2018
PUBLISHED BY: Tor Teen
SERIES: Book 1 of the Hometown AntiHero series
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS):
When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.
All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.
Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (FROM GOODREADS):
Amber Lynn Natusch is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai―but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace. Dare You to Lie is her debut YA novel with Tor Teen.
Visit her website to be updated on her books.
*Thank you to Tor Teen (via NetGalley) for approving my request to read this eARC, in exchange for an honest review. This is a spoiler-free review. Every thoughts, feelings, and opinions about this review is solely MINE. *
This novel tells a story of a girl Kylene "Ky" Danners, who returned to her old town in Jasperville, Ohio after her father, a FBI detective was sentenced for the murder he did not commit. But coming back was not easy, because of a scandal that happened a few years ago that sent her and her father to live in a different town. Aside from living with her grandfather, Ky is on a mission to unearth the truth about her father's case and her own.
Readers are introduce to Ky and the townfolks of Jasperville. Ky was a freshman high school when a scandal that involved The Six rocked the quiet town. Because of all the lies surround the scandal, Ky decided to unearth the truth in order to close that chapter of her life and to finally focus on her father's case.
I love a good mystery thriller and this one hits me right through my heart. I love how strong and determine Ky is and that she is affected by how most of the townfolks are treating her. I love her relationship to her father and grandfather, and I get to see where she got her sense of justice.
Even if most part of the novel is predictable, the author puts a lot of twists that truly send you to the edge of your seat (or bed or couch). Every turn of the page makes you guess who are the suspect (or suspects), yet will get surprised and puzzled. Uncovering the truth has never been so much dangerous!
Lesson learn: TRUST NO ONE.
RATING: 5 out of 5 stars
If you like fast-paced, young adult mystery (action) thriller then this is for you! This is not your average teenage girl who acts as damsel-n-distress. This is your kick-ass modern Nancy Drew-ish that seeks truth no matter how dangerous is, thanks to her belief in the sense of justice. My bookish heart is suffering because I have to wait for the sequel. Cussing the author for making me wait!
(that reminds me, this novel is fitting to what's happening around the world, right?)
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