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This Is Why We Lie Kindle Edition
When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is shaken. But even more shocking is the fact that her drowning was no accident.
Once Jenna’s best friend becomes a key suspect, Jenna starts to look for answers on her own. As she uncovers scandals inside Preston Prep School leading back to Rookwood reform school, she knows she needs Adam on her side.
As a student at Rookwood, Adam is used to getting judgmental looks, but now his friends are being investigated by the police. Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe, even if that means trusting Jenna.
As lies unravel, the truth starts to blur. Only one thing is certain: somebody must take the fall.
This fast-paced novel will keep teens guessing until the very end...Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, this is highly recommended for thriller shelves.-- "School Library Journal"
Starts with a shock and keeps you guessing to the end. Moody, atmospheric, and swirling with secrets.-- "Diana Urban, author of All Your Twisted Secrets" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Gabriella Lepore is a YA author from South Wales in the United Kingdom, where she lives in the countryside with her husband and daughter. When she isn't reading or writing, she can usually be found exploring the coastline or perusing a bookstore. She enjoys autumn days and cups of tea and is always searching for the next mystery.
Gary Tiedemann is a Florida and New York-based narrator, but learned how to act in Chicago's improv, sketch-comedy, and theater scene. He came to audiobook narration after voicing countless commercials and videos over a twenty-year voice-over career. Gary has also appeared in hundreds of improv and sketch performances at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre, iO, The Second City, and in dozens of theater roles as a cofounder of The New Colony Theatre. When Gary is not in a booth, he is probably outside wondering if there is time to go camping.
Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney's World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B08NTHC7R8
- Publisher : Inkyard Press; Original edition (September 21, 2021)
- Publication date : September 21, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1414 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 292 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #845,691 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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THIS IS WHY WE LIE is a quick read and unputdownable! Jenna attends Preston Prep School and Adam attends Rockwood Reform School. Jenna is down by the beach taking pictures when she sees Adam struggling in the water. As she goes over to help him she sees its a body he has in his arms. It is one of her classmates, Colleen. Once she gets back to school she learns that one of her friends, Holly, is the prime suspect. If you are looking for a great story with lots of mystery and heart to pull you out of your book slump, you can’t go wrong with THIS IS WHY WE LIE. I’m so excited to read more by Gabriela Lepore as I have a few of her older books to still read.
The twists and turns in THIS IS WHY WE LIE are going to keep you up late into the night trying to figure out how this perfect story is going to end. Once you start reading, trust me, you aren’t going to be able to stop! If you haven’t read Gabriela Lepore, you are really missing out! Every single time Ms. Lepore publishes something new, I am going to want to have a celebration. I can’t wait to read more of her books and fall in love with every single word and all of her characters. THIS IS WHY WE LIE is exactly why. Hang on tight as you are reading! It’s a crazy and thrilling ride. When everything is finally revealed, well, you won’t believe it!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading THIS IS WHY WE LIE As Adam begins explaining things to Jenna, things seem to make more sense to her and have her questioning what really happened to Colleen. There is so much going on in this story, but Ms. Lepore does a wonderful job of weaving all the pieces together. All of the characters will have you feeling sad, then happy, and then yelling on the same page. More than once I wanted to be in Gardiners Bay with my new found friends! Once you finish devouring this story, you are going to want to tell everyone you know about this emotional and heartbreaking story!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Inkyard Press through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
They are looking at other teens with who Jenna is close, and she knows it can’t be them. So, to make sure the right person is caught for the murder, Jenna starts investigating it herself and puts herself in the killer’s crosshairs.
The story is narrated by Jenna and Adam. They each represent the kids from their prospective schools implicated in the murder. Adam found the body in the early morning hours floating in the ocean and tried in vain to save her. Jenna watched it all unfold as she was there taking photos for her portfolio. Together, they try to figure it all out, and they make a good team.
I only guessed the killer fleetingly as I grabbed onto one of the actual clues but lost that train of thought as I analyzed red herring after red herring. This mystery has plenty of misdirections, making it a genuine puzzle. I enjoyed that aspect as well.
The pace is quick, the ending explosive, and this is easily a one-sitting kind of book. The setting is a perfect teen setting staying almost exclusively on one high school campus or the other. The overall setting is a beach setting, which I always love. I can never get enough of a good beach local. Age-wise, I would probably place it at the lower end of the teen years, though I think any age would enjoy trying to figure out the whodunnit.
Jenna and Adam are the main characters and the narrators. Jenna lives with her aunt because she has no idea who her father is, and her mother is off trying to find her next adventure halfway across the globe. Adam is at a reform school because of his anger issues after his mom’s death and his father’s re-entry into his life. Both have lots of baggage for being just teenagers but are easily relatable and even admirable on occasion.
What I Wish
I wish that Jenna had a little more depth to her character. Adam actually has a pretty sound foundation of development. But Jenna, I felt like only the surface was scratched, and I would love to have had a deeper look into what makes her who she is and why she feels like she must save her friends.
To Read or Not to Read
If you, or a teen you know, are looking for an excellent puzzling mystery, then This Is Why We Lie should be at the top of your list to get this fall.