Kiss in the Dark (Scarlett Wakefield, #3)
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Kiss in the Dark (Scarlett Wakefield #3)

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With Dan McAndrew's murder finally behind her, Scarlett has high hopes for a fresh start at Wakefield Hall Collegiate, the elite English boarding school her grandmother runs. Unfortunately, those hopes are dashed when her nemesis, the infamous Plum Saybourne, is transferred to the school. Plum wastes no time turning Scarlett's impressionable classmates against her.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Delacorte Press (first published April 13th 2010)
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I was hoping I wouldn't regret my decision to read this book, especially how I felt about book one and two. I would have been happy leaving this series after Kisses and Lies. But, seeing as this is an advanced copy, I thought "why not give it a try." Phew...I'm glad I did read it, because it was pretty good and it helped not to leave such a bitter taste in my memories of the first two books.

Anyhow, I stand by my previous review, Kiss Me, Kill Me and Kisses and Lies would have made a better comp...more
Katarina Klinovsky
Oct 04, 2010 Katarina Klinovsky rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any girl
Shelves: 8th-grade
I loved this book!!! It was awesome!!! It's about a girl-Scarlett trying to forget about what happened a few months ago, about finding out who killed Dan-the guys she kissed and then dropped died in front of her. She get a new boyfriend Jase, but his dad didn't want him to go out with Scarlett and soon after that, Scarlett's aunt-who takes care of her finds out that she is going out with Jase and then she doesn't want her to go out with Jase. One day, while jogging with Taylor-her best friend, t...more
I read the first three books in this series while I was sick this week and I've loved it. Maybe I just love teen detectives (Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars!), but Scarlett Wakefield's investigations are pretty great and her best friend/sidekick Taylor is as cool as any Bess or Wallace.

Although the second book is my favorite so far (half of it takes place in a sixteenth-century Scottish castle and all the characters wear aran sweaters!), I was really caught up in Kiss in the Dark. It sets up the my...more
This novel, while following the mystery/romantic-tendency of the series, solved its own mystery in the storyline, but unlike the others, it left with a second mystery far more outstanding and intriguing trying to hook the reader into a presumable fourth book. Whereas the previous books were spell-binding in their own right, this one didn't mesmerize quite as thoroughly and while still an easy read, was not nearly as captivating.
Un buon terzo libro di una quadrilogia. E' stato bello ritrovare la protagonista Scarlett e le sue avventure, la storia è carina e scritta bene come le precedenti, con un linguaggio molto scorrevole e colloquiale, è stata una lettura piacevole che non ha mancato di colpi di scena e misteri da risolvere. Il mio unico rammarico, ed è per questo che non posso dare al libro 4 stelline come si meriterebbe, è che solo una parte del mistero che riguarda questo libro viene risolto con la fine del libro,...more
I am a huge fan of this series and have devoured each of the three books faster than I probably have read any other series (with the exception of the Maze Runner & Hunger Games series).

Scarlett Wakefield's voice is such a refreshing blast of cool-headedness with just enough angst to make things interesting. She is strong with a vulnerability that she shares with the reader in such quirky ways that she is completely endearing.

I enjoy Ms. Henderson's timing with every nuance of the book. She k...more
I'm so glad that I had a couple of uninterrupted hours in which to read this book, because I would not have been happy to have to put it down. Kiss in the Dark is a fun, quick read with a perfect blend of boarding school drama and murder mystery. Oh, and Britishness. It gains lots of awesome-points just for the sheer Britishness of the characters and the story.

Kiss in the Dark is the third book in a series (the first two are Kiss Me Kill Me and Kisses and Lies), but it's not really essential to...more
After the strange death of her ex-boyfriend, Scarlett Wakefield changes schools. At Wakefield Hall Collegiate, things are different. Teacher's are more strict, and girls are expected to act in the most appropriate manner. When Scarlett's enemy, Plum Saybourne transfers to the school, things make a turn for the worst. Dealing with Plum isn't easy, as she continues to hassle Scarlett, along with her best friend Taylor and boyfriend Jase. When a mysterious death shocks everyone at the school, secre...more
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"Kiss in the Dark is the engrossing third installment in Lauren Henderson's witty and suspenseful mystery series for young adults.................

The Scarlett Wakefield series has seemed to get more suspenseful and less predictable with each book. Kiss in the Dark was truly the most edge-of-your-seat and twisted book in this series thus far. It also had a darker and more se...more
This is the third book in the Scarlett Wakefield series, and I loved every bit of it. Kiss in the Dark is full of mystery, three different mysteries are presented and I was very curious about all three of them. Lauren Henderson is a terrific author who captures mysteries very very well.
Scarlett and Taylor are at it again, somehow mystery always finds them and of course this time like the other time, they can’t help themselves and just have to try and solve the mystery of the mysterious death.
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
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As the third book in a series, this is not the place to enter the adventures of Scarlett Wakefield's life.

The cover copy from the first two books explains that Scarlett's life takes an abrupt turn for the worse when her first crush died immediately after they kissed. Scarlett solves the mystery of his death in book two, and by the time of book three, her life has settled into a new version of normal. She's a student at her grandmother's boarding school (her grandmother is the sort of woman that...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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KISS IN THE DARK is the third novel in the series featuring Scarlett Wakefield.

Scarlett is finally able to get on with life at Wakefield. The worst part of her routine is dealing with her nemesis, Plum, on a daily basis, and sneaking around to meet up with her boyfriend, Jason. Jason's dad and Scarlett's guardian, Aunt Gwen, have forbidden them to see each other. But life for Scarlett is never easy, and soon more excitement lands in her lap.

Taylor and Scarl...more
Hoping to leave the past that is Dan McAndrews behind her, Scarlett Wakefield's hopes are shattered when nemesis Plum Saybourne transfers to Wakefield Hall Collegiate. Soon, Plum is creating mini-Plums and threatening to destroy the friendship she has with Taylor and the relationship with Jase. Scarlett thought the sleuthing and deaths were in her past, but when someone on campus dies, and their death is related to someone close to her, Scarlett has to find the truth, or else.

Perhaps my favorit...more
Tara (Fiction Folio)
This is the third book in the Scarlett Wakefield series. I came across this series when searching for available ebooks from my library before going on a trip. Kiss Me, Kill Me, the first book in the series, just happened to be available, and I'm so glad that I got it! I am a sucker for anything British, so the fact that these books are set in England was a total win for me right from the get go.

I will admit - this book was a bit boring for me compared to the first two. It didn't seem to have as...more
Romita Puruswani
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Although I'd say that this book is better than the first two in the Scarlett Wakefield series - it stands alone, which is more than I can say for the other two - it felt like the literary equivalent of a cream puff: light, tasty, and altogether insubstantial.

I like some of the characters, and I'd like to know more about Taylor (assuming that the author writes more Scarlett Wakefield books, I'll read them), but I was rather disappointed by the cliched curveballs and by Scarlett's glaring immaturi...more
Things were getting more complicated and fast in this book. When I reached to the point where Jase was accused for his father's death, I felt like skipping a few chapters ahead to see what would happen to him. Even though I found Scarlett to be really annoying as she kept sneaking off to see Jase, showing up at his house when he wasn't replying her texts, I hate to admit that I might be doing what she did as well.
Despite the fact that the book kept me going and I couldn't put it down for some c...more
So Scarlett is FINALLY over Dan McAndrews death. What does she do now? Try am live life at wakefield collegiate. But then a mysterious death on campus occurs. Or is it mysterious? Scarlett and her friend Taylor figure it out. And discover more than just behind the death. And with plum at thr school now, things can get tough. And what is going on with Plum and Taylor?
It's a really good book. Again, a little romance, lots of suspense and mystery :D just like the other Scarlett Wakefield. And I re...more
Warnie B.
I don't know...Scarlett is totally ridiculous, and Plum is so stereotypically obnoxious, and every adult is mean and/or crazy, but I still really enjoy this series. In this book we've moved on from Scarlett's original boy kissing troubles to Scarlett's new boy kissing troubles. Dating Jase has opened up a whole huge can of worms involving both their families. And what's up with Taylor (not what it looks like)? These books are just fun--teen mysteries are rare these days, and I like that this one...more
Ok so this book was not as good as the first two but it was still REALLY GOOD! I enjoyed it and can't wait two read the last and final book
Jannat Bhat ( Obsessive Compulsive Reader)
These books keep getter better and better. This third book in the Kisses and Lies series, continues Scarlett's story. A mystery lies at the heart of this story, as two feuding families and their issues go back generations, and everything comes to a head when Jase's father's dead body is discovered by Scarlett and her best friend Taylor.The connection between Jase and Scarlett is sweet and innocent with just a hint at something more to keep the reader engrossed.
Overall, Kiss in the Dark is an enj...more
Less exciting than the first two books in the series
I can't believe it- Henderson manages to keep up the writing standard she set for herself for the first two books in the series. I was engaged to the point of staying up until eleven, reading by the light of my cell phone, to finish the book! Although my eyes were burning my the time I slept, it was worth it. The whole confusion about Taylor (don't worry, won't spoil anything here!) was what really had me intrigued, for some reason. The mystery of the murder was pretty intense, too- my heart hur...more
May 31, 2011 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens
This book will for sure keep you guessing. There's always something new to be discovered and it's has humor. The author does a good job keeping all the deaths just seem like bad luck instead of too much death.

It is a good murder mystery for young adults to enjoy. The young heronie is always off on some adventure trying to prove the right people innocent.

The setting is in a English Boarding School for young ladies run by Scarlett's grandmother. It is a cute story and a must read for teens who lo...more
I really hated this book. It might appeal to very young teens, but it's not well written. It's hard to take characters named Plum and Scarlett seriously, the adults seem antideluvian and the teens not very realistically written. Plus, Scarlett's love interest never made sense..the gardener's bi-racial son after being involved with so many scandals? Really? And she's the future heir to the estate? How clich'e. The so-called mystery was apparent from the beginning. I'm glad I can swap this on pape...more
I'm not sure about this series, not much romance, I wish there were more romance, a little less arguing with snobby girls,I know it's part of the suspense which you don't seam to get to the good stuff till the last few chapters, I started the series and I keep reading hoping it will get a little more intense. Scarlett left this time, trying to find out what really happened to her parents, and what will become of her and her new boyfriend now that they found out his family was involved. Set up fo...more
Book 3 in the series and I read it out of order. Because I read book 4 first, it felt like I already knew everything that happened n this one. Ooops.

Scarlett is a student at an elite boarding school run by her stern grandmother.. She's hoping to just lay low, but her nemesis Plum transfers as well. A mysterious death on campus reveals dark secrets from the past. But she needs to investigate anyway because someone dear to her may be involved.
This novel, while following the mystery/romantic-tendency of the series, solved its own mystery in the storyline, but unlike the others, it left with a second mystery far more outstanding and intriguing trying to hook the reader into a presumable fourth book. Whereas the previous books were spell-binding in their own right, this one didn't mesmerize quite as thoroughly and while still an easy read, was not nearly as captivating.
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Born in London in 1966, Lauren Henderson read English at university and then worked as a journalist for - among other publications - the New Statesman, Marxism Today, the Observer and Lime Lizard, a much-mourned indie music magazine. Lauren now divides her time between Italy and London and, when not wine-tasting, writes full-time.
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