She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the star witness in a murder trial against a drug dealer, Stella is now in the Witness Protection Program. The small-town locals can never know who she really is. Not even Chet Falconer, the one boy who makes her want to reveal her true self. She knows that telling the truth will only bring vi ...more
The main character in this book is a ...more
This is my 4th Becca Fitzpatrick book, and this is BY FAR my favourite. I have this thing where I quite love the ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
But the second half was a surprisingly good thriller! Very interesting to have such a stark juxtaposition..
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This was my first book by Becca Fitzpatrick. I’d heard a lot of good things about her Hush, Hush series and a lot of bad things about her book called Black Ice. But I wanted to read this one because of such a cool premise! It’s not every day you read a book which features the Witness Protection Program.
We first get to meet Stel ...more
Okay so I'm going to start off by saying I knew going into this book that it was going to be terrible and I wasn't going to like it. With that in mind, I thought it would be a funny hate-read like Black Ice was, comically terrible. It wasn't. This book made me so angry and annoyed. I wanted to dnf it so many times, but I pushed through because Mindy is also reading this awful book with me and I wanted to discuss it with her plus I wanted to be ab ...more
Being forced to split from her boyfriend and lose contact with him whilst in the WITSEC program, going somewhere ...more
The book opened up with Stella, the protagonist, being assigned to witness protection and being sent of to Nebraska because of a crime she witnessed ...more
I’m always a little excited when I hear that Becca Fitzpatrick will have a new book being released soon. I know some of you have your up’s and down’s with her but for me, I’ve either enjoyed or loved her work but never have I not finished one of her books until now.
Dangerous Lies has a great concept behind the story (or so what I read anyways). It’s not often that I read YA thrillers but when I do I’m always hoping to be blown away and unfortunately this just didn’t do anything for me ...more
First of all, what the fuck is wrong with these authors who think that girls are shallow like this idiot heroine?
After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.
But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska?
Thank you for setting your priorit ...more
I know nothing about witness protection and I have to admit that I haven’t actually read anything ...more
**I read an proof copy of this book. It does not affect my review**
I went into this book a little nervous. I binge-read all of Becca Fitzpatrick’s books around this time last year, and while I really enjoyed them then, I’m not sure that I would feel the same way now. Though, I was pleasantly surprised, because I ended up really enjoying Dangerous Lies! It was in no way a perfect book, and was greatly flawed, but it was a really fun, quick read. I think ...more
You can probably tell I really enjoyed this book from the five stars and that you can now find it under my “favourite” shelf on Goodreads. Whatever contemporary Becca Fitzpatrick comes up with next, I for one will need to have it first ...more