“Lies You Never Told Me” – Sneak Peek
Author: Jennifer Donaldson
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Young Adult
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Publication Date: 29th May, 2018
Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.
Quiet, shy Elyse can’t believe it when she’s cast as the lead in her Portland high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn’t sure she’s up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye–someone she knows she absolutely shouldn’t be with–she can’t help but be pulled into the spotlight.
Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable–breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She’s not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever.
Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.
or.. what I thought of the sneak peek (about 74 pages) that I read of it. Thank you NetGalley for providing me a copy of the sneak peek!
I have been reading quite a few thrillers lately but all those thrillers were mature thrillers with grown-up characters, that is usually what I find when it comes to suspense thrillers. What really attracted me to this book was the protagonists were teens.. and obviously you can’t miss that gorgeous cover!!!
A few chapters is very less to judge a thriller, but I could feel the suspense building in it and have a feeling it is going to be good. It is a very fast paced read and I was so bummed when I had to stop reading in the middle of the book! The characters seem sensible except crazy crazy Sasha (Gabe’s girlfriend). Elyse is such a normal and relatable character that I actually missed her in the Gabe chapters but then again Gabe chapters were fun too..
All in all, having read the sneak peek I can say that this is something I am going to pick up soon as I really like the characters and can’t wait to find out how their paths cross and their stories end. Good thing it is releasing today.. which means I can get myself a finished copy soon!! 😉
Are you excited about reading this? Leave a comment below! Recommend me some more thrillers with young adult protagonists.