Trust Me, I’m Lying
Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.
Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.
But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.
I recieved this book for review and my opinion has not been altered in any way.
I’m not the mystery type of person when it comes to books…or I just haven’t found any good books that have mystery in it. So i’m not the mystery professional when it comes to books but for one of my first mystery books, Trust Me, I’m Lying was a good one. The main character was a joy to read to read from and the other characters in this book were great characters. This book was just focused on one mystery and stuck with it and I like that about books. Too many plots and big events just make me get that hectic feeling when reading a book. There was also so much suspense in this book and that made the book never get very boring because there was always something happening. There was a perfect balance of everything in it. Wasn’t too much action, yet the the mystery aspect didn’t drowned to out the other aspects of the book. (I would say it but…it’s a spoiler :/) If you ever want a good mystery book, I would recommend this one!
Mary Elizabeth Summer
Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor–er, cat. TRUST ME, I’M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.