Thursday, January 28, 2016

Book Review: Dangerous Lies

About the Book:

Dangerous Lies by Becca FitzpatrickTitle: Dangerous Lies
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Pub. Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Triller, Mystery 
Rating: 4.5/5 stars


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 is yet another exciting novel from Becca Fitzpatrick! I have loved Ms. Fitzpatrick ever since I first read Hush, Hush, and my love hasn't stopped. She has written several good novels since the conclusion of that series, this novel included. This novel follows Stella, who is forced to go into Witness Protection after being a witness to a murder. With a strong cast of characters, this novel is perfect for anyone who likes YA mystery/thriller. It has just enough to keep you interested in the story, while appeasing contemporary romance fans as well. The entire premise of this story with Witness Protection was a unique element that I really hadn't read previously, and it made the story even more exciting. There were some twists and turns throughout the story that I didn't see coming, and the conclusion literally had me on the edge of my seat! Everything comes down to a heart-pounding end and for a moment I was in shock because of the events!! 

Where this book truly shined for me was the characters. Each character was unique and had their own secrets. It was almost like this book was a mystery within a mystery. First, there was the general thriller/mystery of what exactly happened the night that Violet was in Witness Protection for, but then there was also the mystery of each character's past. The added an interesting and exciting element to the story, and keeps readers intrigued throughout the story. Carmina, the retired cop that takes in Stella, was strict and tough, but caring. There were some truly touching and heartfelt scenes between her and Stella, and I loved their relationship. It felt so real, and it was exactly what Stella needed in her life. Carmina quickly became a constant in Stella's life, which is something that Stella desperately needed as her own mother wasn't exactly winning any Mom-of-the-Year awards. Chet was another interesting character. I knew there was more to him than when we were first introduced to him, and I loved the evolving friendship him and Stella had. They had a good balance together, and he helped her grow in ways no one else could. 

I highly recommend checking this novel out if you are a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick! She delivers yet another thrilling, fantastic story that takes readers into the dangerous world of Witness Protection. Don't miss out on this one!

P.S. The cover for this book is really cool because on the actual book it's's just an extra little touch that was different and I loved!

Happy reading :)



  1. This book looks so thrilling! I also really love string, unique characters so I think I'll add it to my tbr! Great review :)

  2. Great review! :D While I wasn't the biggest fan of Hush Hush, Fitzpatrick is undoubtedly a talented writer and even before I saw the name I was excited to read this from the synopsis. Mysteries can be amazing and often I've found it depends on the characters and so to hear that they're also just as interesting, if not more than the overall plot is really encouraging. Basically I want to go get this book now!
    Enchanted by YA

    1. Thanks :) I think this book would be right up your alley then! I hope you can read it soon!!