Nov 18, 2015

Review: Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Dangerous Lies
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 11.10.2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Romance
Series: N/A
Source:  ARC from publisher

Rating: 3 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
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, theNew 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…


I feel like I spend the majority of time reading Becca Fitzpatrick's books and wanting to love them instead of actually loving them. But I must admit, DANGEROUS LIES is probably my favorite book she's written. Even if I nearly DNF'd because of 1 sentence.

Stella took awhile for me to get used to - she's a bit abrasive and happy to blame everyone for her problems in life. She's a bitch - she just is. While she does grow as a character throughout the book, it's that initial first 1/3 of the book that took a some muscling through. And then, when I thought she turned a corner, she thought one scathing remark (about if the pregnant teen mom ever wished her baby would die) that nearly set me off.

OK, it did set me off.

And I almost DNF'd the book. I put it down for several days but ultimately went back to it. I finished it and while I fell in love with Chet, all the over dramatic, soap-opera worthy plot twists mostly made me roll my eyes.

Fitzpatrick seems like a sweet, genuine author. But I'm starting to think her books just aren't for me.


  1. I'm waiting to read this one. There seems to be a mix with this one, and I've had "okay" experiences with her books, so I'm not in a rush to read this right now. Great review!

  2. It is challenging when the heroine isn't someone we can easily click with or even like. And add in a line like that, wow, I would struggle also. Fabulous review and thank you for the heads up.


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