The Darkest Lie

by Pintip Dunn

The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn


I love a good suspenseful mystery and so does my YA high school reader. We are always watching movies and Scream tv show and trying to figure out who did it? So suspenseful books are right up our alley and perfect for summer (and anytime) reading. We both read The Darkest Lie and had about the same reactions. Did we figure out the ending? Yes. Did it take away from the book? No it didn’t it was still an enjoyable book to read and kept us reading. The Darkest Lie is a quick mystery to read this summer. While any reader who has read their fair share of thrillers and mysteries will guess the suspect before it is revealed the writing is really good and keeps you reading. The main character CeCe is dealing with so much and was written in a very realistic manner. Grab a copy of The Darkest Lie when it comes out and have some suspenseful summer reading.

summary: “The mother I knew would never do those things. But maybe I never knew her after all.”

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death resurface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own…

thank you Kensignton books, Pintip Dunn and netgalley for allowing us to read and review The Darkest Lie. All thoughts and opinions are our own and were not influenced by the free book.