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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  10,927 ratings  ·  1,320 reviews
Stella Gordon’s life is a lie.

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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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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
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
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
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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***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, Nebrask
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
Alexa ❤️
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
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 dan
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
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

Feb 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First place for stupidest main character goes to Stella.
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..
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's TOO good.....I mean, what did you expect from Fitzpatrick?? :) ...more
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
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
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
Lala BooksandLala
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. ...more
Wow, this book was a bit of everything. A bit of great, good and not so good. I would really love to give this one five stars, but I simply can’t because of the beginning.

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
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 story, w
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
Holy crap this book was terrible. Negative Stars.

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
This story is full of teenage angst and turmoil as the heroine(?), a feisty, independent teen used to being able to go and do whatever she wants, enters the WITSEC program to protect her after she witnessed the possible perpetrator of a murder in her home. At the same time her Mum goes into drug rehab and her father refuses to join her, preferring to have nothing more to do with her…..

Being forced to split from her boyfriend and lose contact with him whilst in the WITSEC program, going somewhere
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Dangerous Lies was my first Becca Fitzpatrick book that I read from start to finish. I read her debut some years back, but I couldn't get into it. This standalone with its thriller vibe sounded more up my alley. Reading this book was a strange experience - it wasn't always smooth, but there were moments where I found myself being thoroughly invested.

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
DNF at p80

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
Cortney LaScola Hornyak -  The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Let me preface this by saying that I'm 40 and I still read YA, so I'll probably be harsher than most of the other reviews...

This book was just OK for me. The story with the Witness Protection was totally implausible, the instalove was eye-roll worthy, and her reasoning for everything at the end just annoyed me. That being said, it was still an easy read with a decent story. And I did love Chet.

3 stars
Paige  Bookdragon


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 prior
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copies
What can I say, I'm a sucker for romance. It kept me guessing but it was also predictable but still exciting.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by Simon & Schuster Canada*
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series put her on my radar when I first started blogging but I have to say, Dangerous Lies is the book that kept me interested in her work. Young adult suspense novels pretty much always get added to my TBR automatically but they don’t always impress me. I’m happy to say that I was pretty happy with Dangerous Lies, at least enough to check out her other suspense novels.

I know nothing about witness protection and I have to admit that I haven’t actually read anything
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Originally posted at my blog The Bibliolater

**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
Andrea Heltsley
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? I love Becca's novels! I was so excited when I got this book! Her other young adult romantic mystery/thriller/suspense, Black Ice, was really good. I don't read a lot in this genre, but from this author, I HAD to!

Did I like Dangerous Lies? The description had me hooked from the start. A girl in the WITSEC program, with romantic complications, learning a new lifestyle, all while trying to avoid her past, was a great concept to me.

I really did enjoy the book. I love the way this a
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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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