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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  7,479 ratings  ·  1,089 reviews
A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to t
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Simon & Schuster
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Sometimes I wonder if Becca Fitzpatrick is capable of writing a main character who's intelligent, for once. I try to give authors the benefit of the doubt. I've clung onto her books, hoping that this time, maybe this time, I'll actually like one of her characters; authors' skills can and have changed for the better. This is not the case, this has never been the case, and I think it's time for me to throw in the towel. Becca Fitzpatrick's books are not for me.

The main character in this book is a
C.G. Drews
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think I shall dub this book THE GREAT PENDULUM SWING, because I started out hating it and wanting to give 2-stars and just growling at allllll the things. But by the end? I suddenly loved the book an extraordinary amount. This hasn't happened to me before!! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT. I think my rating would be 3.5 stars. If Goodreads did half stars. Which it doesn't. Boo.


This is my 4th Becca Fitzpatrick book, and this is BY FAR my favourite. I have this thing where I quite love the
Aly's Bookish Wonderland
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“We made it,” Price said, turning off the engine. He popped the trunk, where my suitcase waited.I knew I had to get out of the car, but my legs wouldn’t move. I stared up at the house, unable to picture myself inside it. I thought of my real home.

In spectacular Fitzpatrick fashion, Stella is the most unlikeable character I’ve ever encountered in YA. She is self-centred, rude, judgemental and incredibly annoying. For the first half of the book, being in he
Dec 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estantería
Mentiras peligrosas es la nueva novela en español de Becca Fitzpatrick, autora de la que leí Hush Hush (que no terminó de convencerme) y Hielo negro (que me encantó y se encuentra entre mis mejores lecturas de 2015). Es una autora con la que tengo mis matrimonios y divorcios, y sin duda con Mentiras peligrosas descubro que me encanta cuando escribe thrillers porque creo que es verdaderamente buena haciéndolo.
Mentiras peligrosas es un thriller donde las mentiras son el centro de toda la historia.
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: stand-alone
Me ha encantado el libro, quiero decir esperaba que me gustara por que Becca es una de mis autoras favoritas y no me decepcionó. El libro tiene un aire a Hielo Negro por que hay ese misterio constante y no estás seguro de los personajes y no tienes ninguna pista nunca? O sea yo había pensado que x hizo x pero en realidad fue totalmente diferente y esto me encanta.

Los personajes, todos y cada uno de ellos tienen sus historias y al final todos mejoran en sentido que mejoran y ves por que toman es
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of Becca Fitzpatrick
Shelves: young-adult, mystery
Another Becca Fitzpatrick's book. Another mostly inadequate heroine. It seems the author can't write a normal reasonable MC who would be consistent in her decisions and actions. I don't know what is it about this author that makes me come back for more of her books. I admit, when I was younger I pretty much enjoyed Hush, Hush. But it was a long time ago and I haven't read enough bad literature to know that Hush, Hush was bad. Though, even back then I was more into romance then characters and ha ...more
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Neb
Initial reaction: Well, at least I can say this was better than "Black Ice", but not by much. Oy vey. I'll talk about this one when I give myself enough time to collect my thoughts. But suffice to say, Stella was a character who wore on my patience one too many times, and while there were moments where she felt realistically like a teenager caught in extreme (and unfortunate) circumstances, she was so judgmental and presumptuous that it made her very difficult to follow. I don't ask to like ever ...more
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Family, drugs, friendship, lies, crime.

There's something about this book that I just didn't like, and I can't quite put my finger on it. It wasn't a bad book, not really. It's just not for me.

Thinking back on it, I think a lot of my dislike stemmed from my general dislike of the main character. Stella was, simply put, a liar. In the circumstances she would have to be, WITSEC meant that she couldn't splay her past out for everyone to see, but it was the other lies she told that got to me
Alexa ❤️
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, 4-stars
4.5 Stars

Slowly, his eyes cleared. They lit with a spark of hope. "You'll stay?"
I eased my elbows back against the fence behind him, smiling. "See, there's this guy here, a really sweet, sensitive, sexy guy, and I'm not ready to let go of him just yet."

Estella Goodwin comes home late one night to find her mum's ex drug dealer dead, murdered by her mum's current drug dealer / boyfriend. Estella agrees to testify against Danny (one of the most powerful drug dealers in Philly who has connection
Furious about having to be separated from her boyfriend of two years; angry about leaving Philadelphia – the only home she’d ever known – Stella Gordon sulked as she accompanied Deputy Marshall Price in the black Buick sedan into the unknown. Stella (whose name wasn’t Stella) was now in the Witness Protection Program – after having witnessed a vicious murder, she needed to be kept safe so she could testify against the man who was currently awaiting trial in prison. But his reach was long – his t ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

I must confess that I’m one of maybe seven bloggers in the world who haven’t read the famous Hush Hush series, and I think it’s safe to say that for me, Becca Fitzpatrick’s switch to the YA mystery/thriller genre certainly paid off. I am a huge fan of thrillers, be it adult or YA, and this is an author who knows how to write true page-turners and give us so much to think about along the way. I considered Black Ice to be a huge success with its morally ambiguous characters, heart-stopping danger
Anita Vela
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lecturas-2016
Para empezar tengo que decir que nunca había leído nada de esta autora y no me arrepiento de haberme leído este libro.

Voy a empezar por el personaje de Stella porque tiene una evolución increíble durante toda la historia, detrás de la típica niña rica tonta y cabezota, que es como se la conoce al principio... se esconde una chica que no tiene pelos en la lengua, valiente... muy valiente y que en el fondo tiene buen corazón. Y me ha gustado un montón esa evolución y en la Stella que se "convierte
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)

Estella Goodwinn has witnessed a terrible crime and upon agreeing to testify against the man who is sitting in jail, she must enter the witness protection program in order to keep her from the dangerous crime world the man is involved with. Because Danny Balando is pissed, and his connections in the cartel will want to find the girl who tossed him in jail.

I am completely stunned by this book, Becca Fitzpatrick really blew this one out of the water for me. She took the main character, made her ut

Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Después de Hush Hush me está gustando muchísimo el tono que están tomando los libros de Becca Fitzpatrick, primero con Hielo Negro y ahora con Mentiras Peligrosas. Situaciones extremas, personajes complejos y protagonistas que van evolucionando a medida que pasas las páginas, así son estos libros. Nunca sabes qué va a pasar (al menos yo) y tampoco sabes en quién confiar.

Mentiras Peligrosas nos cuenta la historia de Estella, una chica de Filadelfia que vive con su madre drogadicta hasta que un dí
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro cuando leí la sinopsis pensé que iba a ser algo parecido a Pretty Little Liars pero una vez que le quité el plastico me di cuenta que no, la trama va un poco para otros rumbos, porque al leerlo la verdad es que sí me recordó a uno de los primeros libros de esta serie.
Debo admitir que el estilo de escritura de Becca me gusta, es muy ágil, muy rápido de leer y entretenido, noté algunas cosas un poco similares a Hush hush y fueron agradables, es un libro muy Becca y por ello te hace pas
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's TOO good.....I mean, what did you expect from Fitzpatrick?? :)
Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
The first half was so cliched and frustrating, I actually almost stopped reading.

But the second half was a surprisingly good thriller! Very interesting to have such a stark juxtaposition..
Feb 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
First place for stupidest main character goes to Stella.
Jen Ryland
To me, Dangerous Lies had the exact opposite strengths and weaknesses as the author's last thriller, Black Ice.

I thought Black Ice had an excellent premise, plus good suspense and plotting, but unlikeable characters and Stockholm-syndrome-creepily-masquerading-as-romance.

I thought Dangerous Lies had likeable characters (and okay, maybe this is relative because a lot of you were like what??? But I though the characters in BI were really detestable and Stella goes through a lot of growth) and a s
Gonca Özgül (Evetherneyse)
Bu kadından asla bir Hush Hush daha çıkmayacak.
Juan Vorágine

Un thriller que entretiene, pero que me ha dejado algo frío. Al igual que me sucedió con "Pánico", esta historia me ha dejado con buen sabor de boca, pero me ha faltado mucho más. Quizá que sorprendiera e innovara más, ya que podemos considerar esta historia como una más, común dentro de las de género de suspense juvenil. Aun así, me ha gustado, pero ya os digo, no es muy original.

Reseña completa:
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Becca Fitzpatrick's second foray into the world of young adult thrillers was brilliant. It blends a wonderful contemporary romance with a heart pounding thriller that will no doubt earn the Hush Hush author a more mature audience. I loved it and it's by far her best release to date. Mixing a contemporary with a traditional thriller, the blend produces an engaging and enthralling read that will no doubt also lure readers in with it's slow burning romance an
Ezgi Tülü
Dec 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Açıkçası kitaptan hiçbir beklentim yoktu. Hatta Siyah Buz'u sevmiş olmama rağmen, ne kadar ortalama bir kitap olduğunu düşünüp oluşabilecek herhangi bir beklentiyi oldukça alta çekmiştim, ona rağmen aşırı beğendiğim, bana arka arkaya sayfa çevirttiren, beni heyecandan öldüren bir roman olamadı Tehlikeli Yalanlar...

Kitabı bitirdiğimde, "Bu muydu yani?" demekten alamadım kendimi. Bütün olan bitenin varacağı bir nokta olması gerekiyormuş gibi hissettim ama öyle bir nokta yoktu ve bana çok boş bitt
May 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

To be honest, I don't remember requesting this book.

Stella is quite a bitch when the book starts. I struggled to care about what she was going through because she was so spoiled and hateful. Even her background and family history didn't do much to bring me to her side. Eventually there is some growth and by the end of the story, I liked her well enough.

The entire plot line with Trigger didn't make a lot of sense to me and I thought there would be a bigger explosion of an ending after
Terri (Le Book Chronicles)
Review originally posted on Le Book Chronicles

I wanted to read this book ever since Simon & Schuster first mentioned it in their upcoming releases. It sounded so intriguing to me and it was something different to the contemporary romance I normally read. So when I saw it sitting on the shelf in BIG W, I picked it up straight away.

Fast forward 2 weeks when I finally start reading it. I felt like the book was captivating. I wasn’t necessarily hooked on it, but I was really invested in the stor
Kyoko SWords
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Estoy entre el 3,5 y el 4.
Becca sigue con esta línea de libros de temática más adulta, pero este libro no me convenció tanto como 'Hielo Negro'. El libro es entretenido, de buen ritmo, con varios personajes interesantes y mantiene el "secreto" de la trama hasta el último momento; PERO hay tres problemas que a Kyoko, perspicaz como siempre, no le dejaron disfrutar el libro 100%: adiviné el final (como siempre), la protagonista es insoportable (como siempre), el final es MUY precipitado. Aunque el
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

Dangerous Lies have a few similarities with Fitzpatrick's standalone debut, Black Ice.

For one, they are both an entertaining read. It's proven, this author could write a mystery thriller novel, though they are a little bit predictable.

Second, the heroines are capable of handling themselves.

Third, it wouldn't be a Fitzpatrick novel, if there is no problematic aspect that would make you cringe and consider your rating.

This is a book that is filled with bad decisions and
Esra Nazenin
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: polisiye, aşk, new-adult
10 numara 5 yıldızlık bir kitap. Siyah Buzu da severek okumuştum. Bu ondan daha da iyiydi. Kitap bitene kadar elimden bırakamadım. Becca polisiye işini iyice kavramış. Bir sonraki kitabını sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum.
Lala BooksandLala
Apr 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thriller-mystery
One of the worst YA thrillers I've read. The main character was awful, the plot was awful, the dialogue awful, nothing felt concluded and I'm just so unimpressed with this author's writing.
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  • Tabula Rasa (Tabula Rasa, #1)
  • Nobody's Goddess (Never Veil #1)
  • Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori, #1)
  • 100 Hours (100 Hours, #1)
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  • Bounce (Boomerang, #3)
  • The Revenge
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  • Damage Done
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Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga. Her new book BLACK ICE arrives in book ...more
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“I haven't been able to think straight since I met you. I can't think of a day when you haven;t been in my thoughts. There are a hundred other things I should be thinking about, but I think about you. What you're doing, when I'll see you next, what you're thinking.” 10 likes
“It's a weakness to care. When you care, you have something to lose.” 9 likes
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