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Here Lies Daniel Tate

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  4,242 ratings  ·  826 reviews
A young, street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realizes he might have conned his way into the wrong family in this fast-paced and thrilling novel from award-winning author Cristin Terrill.

When ten-year-old Daniel Tate went missing from one of California's most elite communities, he left no trace. He simply vanished.

Six years later, when he resurfaces on a s
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Simon & Schuster
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Cristin Terrill It's inspired by the true events and incorporates elements of the Nicholas Barclay/Frederic Bourdin story but it also deviates quite a bit. …moreIt's inspired by the true events and incorporates elements of the Nicholas Barclay/Frederic Bourdin story but it also deviates quite a bit. (less)

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C.G. Drews
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MY BRAIN IS DOING RIGHT NOW. I THINK IT RAN AWAY. THIS WAS SO SO GOOD. So so so so good. It was mind-twisty and heartbreaking and the writing was simply superb and I just finished it and kind of wanted to hurl it across the room. <--- In the BEST possible way. Omg why. WHY.

You are a glorious book, dear Daniel Tate, and I hate you a little little teeny tiny bit. <3 <3

(In the best possible way.)

So I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed Danny's narration. Although, his name isn't Da
it's 12 am, my head is actually hurting from all this tense fucking shit and this every emotional mindfuck I just experienced. I fucking hate this book, I hope it chokes in the deepest pits of hell, fucking bitch ass book I'M SCREAMING I FUCKING HATE IT. goodbye and here lies me, dying.


somebody call 911 I literally can't even function right now, I need to sleep, everything hurts, wow bye!!!

rtc when this book stops existing because it's
♛ may

I have a serious problem and that is CONTINUING TO READ BOOKS THAT I KNOW WILL RUIN MY LIFE
But like I’m not actively doing anything about it so…

- This story is fricken weird as hell and the narrator is so obviously unreliable its fantastic
- So the mc is a con-artist who lives off the streets and sorta, accidently, conned his way into a very…undesirable situation
- Its wild start to finish kids, just keep that in mind
- What I really loved about the book was the WRITING was so easy to read, it’s
OMGOMGOMG this book is such a twisty mindfuck like I'd think I know what was happening but then it'd throw me off after which I'd change my mind and it would start all over so towards the end I was like WHICH IS IT.

There's nothing better than a thriller with an unreliable narrator (and love the lies pun in the title since all the main character does is lie). Ugh, totally my kind of a thriller with almost all of the characters being so terrible and the ending is just so 'holy shit, it really is

That was brilliant.
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Someday I'll realize that the - albeit fake - instant gratification YA thrillers offer me (IamsocleveramInot) doesn't make up for the extreme annoyance at guessing everything early and I'll stop reading them.

Do you believe me?

As for Here Lies Daniel Tate, the only reason I finished it was my undying love for All Our Yesterdays. Don't be like me.
I loved Cristin's other book, so I was dying to get my greedy hands on this one.

I don't know how much I can say without ruining anything, so this will be vague. I loved the characters, the story, the constant guessing, and the ending was mind blowing.

Do yourself a favor and pick it up asap. Especially if you like mind fuckery.
do i believe?? i don't know anymore.
such a lying narrative. i didn't realise an imposter, a liar, a con artist can be such an addictive narrative of this story. talk about messed up family & mystery.

If you can read that synopsis and pretend you’re not 1000 percent interested in this novel then you’re a better liar than Daniel Tate…

...Or -- more accurately -- the con artist that’s impersonating him.

"The first question everyone always asks is, what's your name?"

This simple truth provides a simple start for Terrill’s incredibly addictive and twisted tale of a prematurely jaded impostor who quickly finds himself on the wrong side of the con. The story, told th
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the author

Summary (from Goodreads):

A young, street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realized he might have conned his way into the wrong family in this fast-paced and thrilling novel from award-winning author Cristin Terrill.

When ten-year-old Daniel Tate went missing from one of Cal
Elle (ellexamines)
3.5 stars. I don't know if the ending was quite as fabulous as the 300 pages of buildup. But darn it, the experience of reading this book was so fantastic. I can't possibly give it less than four stars.

Man, what do I even say about pages 1-300? Terrill's style is truly so compelling and unputdownable. I don't know how she does it, but I was hooked.

I feel suspense is the best when it causes me an emotional reaction. This book certainly fits that criteria. So many scenes went so far as to viscer
Shaun Hutchinson
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Cristin Terrill's debut, All Our Yesterdays, so I was excited when I learned she had a new book out.

Where AOY was sci-fi, this Here Lies Daniel Tate had none of that. What it does have is a great unreliable narrator, an engaging cast of characters, a good mystery, and a pace that borders on brutal. Because there are no chapters, it was insanely easy to lose myself in this book.

I liked that one of the major characters is gay, has a boyfriend, and it's a part of who he is rather
This review & others can also be found at The Regal Critiques.

I purchased Here Lies Daniel Tate shortly after its publication, but then my dumb ass proceeded to put it aside for MORE THAN A YEAR, which yes makes me want to slap myself with the book. But softly because we don't damage books here. As you might have guessed by now, this novel is bloody excellent, and I'm so mad we collectively let it flop after its publication, because I want MORE like this by Terril. I can't/won't tell you much ab
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I thought about writing a full review for this one. I have quite a lot to say about it. But alas, spoilers. So, I'll just say that this was one thrilling, twisty, fucked up book, and I COMPLETELY LOVED IT. An unreliable narrator is my favorite because you just never know. I read so much that books are typically pretty predictable for me, but that all falls by the wayside when the narrator is this ballsy, sociopathic con-artist. I mean, there were definitely clues and my theory did ultimately pan ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
This book has all the ingredients for a perfect YA mystery:
- 1 Unreliable narrator.
- 1 Missing boy.
- 1 Imperfect family ( four unique siblings, one dead parent, one imprisoned parent, one absent parent).
- 1 Runaway boy who was never loved.
The author mixed them well and put all the characters together in a fancy house . Then added:
- Several cops
- A pinch of romance
- An old bicycle
Before serving, she sprinkled it with some orange dust . The novel has a bittersweet flavour that will certainly appea
may ➹
i'm suing all authors for emotional manipulation, including this one

Kelli Wilson
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it

Solid read!! I read this in a day. It's fast paced and suspenseful. While I wouldn't technically call it a thriller, it still did a great job with the tempo and plot.

The book premise is also very intriguing: "the con artist turned detective". A fun take on a mystery novel. The con artist finds himself actually wondering what did happen to the lost boy he's pretending to be? While looking for answers he starts to wonder who's conning who!
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Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner!

Beware spoilers ahead!

Trigger warning: Murder, mention of abusive parent, neglectant parent, self-harm to create a birth mark, drug addiction, overdose, mention of cheating, mention of divorce, incest, blackmailing, and physical violence.

This was not how it was supposed to go. It should've been so easy. Pretend to be some recently found rich kid and fit in. He didn't expect all the problems that come with the Tate name. But hey it's worth it. He has a family
This book was... something. I had really hard time figuring out how to rate this one, because I absolutely loved it... right up to the last few pages. But the ending. The ending. This had one of the most UNSATISFYING endings I have EVER read. I am SO disappointed! Because I was absolutely loving this!

Things I Loved:

- This book was so INTENSE! I never knew what was coming next, and I was on the edge of my seat.

- And the PLOT TWISTS. This book left me absolutely SHOOK so many times!

- It was sup
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, mystery-thriller
Actual rating: 1.5 (but potential subject to change to a full ‘one star’)

I’m struggling right now with my final review for this mystery/thriller. On the one hand, I’m disappointed. It could have been so much better—

•the MC was not nearly as good at being a con artist as he thought/could’ve been (that’s all I’ll say to avoid heading into spoiler territory).

•the whole “romance” angle was pointless, and admittedly creepy as fuck. “Daniel” is a 23 year old MAN, wooing a high school girl who’s either
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary

I felt so bad for "Daniel". This book is definitely much more complex than it seems. There was always some reason for what each does and by the end it all makes sense. All you should know before reading this book is the synopsis because it feels so good to keep guessing. The romance was blah but it does not take away from the book. I can't say much more without spoiling anything. Really good thriller suspense which leaves you guessing at the end.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wait.....WTF just happened?

Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls)

Finally Cristin Terrill writes another book. I have been waiting for this day since I first read All Our Yesterdays a million years ago. Granted, I'm 3 years too late to the party, but I cannot wait to read this book, I'm sure it's gonna be brilliant!
Well, uh..

*clears throat awkwardly*

That was more than a little messed up.

Because, the highly intelligent and scientific question I'm asking myself right now is this: What the hell did I just read?

Okay, I know I am that one reader that usually goes looking for the freaky and the mind-twisty but still. What ... what even was this.

This is one of these books that I really can't say much for fear of spoilers but ... here goes. I'll have no spoilers in this review, and here's hoping it'll be compreh
Feb 11, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, reviewed
I know I said I was going to tell you the truth. But I lied. It's just what I do. Frankly, you have no one to blame but yourself if you believed me for even a second.

Though somewhat predictable (but kudos to that ending), this book is compelling. I was hooked, never bored, consuming page after page—all the questions I had pulled at me to continue reading it. And despite me being drawn to the genre—thus adding many books of it to my TBR—I don't ever recall reading a mystery. As this w
♛ Garima ♛
When I started reading' Here Lies Daniel Tate', I haven't expected much...I went with simple mind - like either the person is Daniel Tate or he is not. like simple things - loves me or loves me not type

But then I read the blurb again and after reading only first few pages, it becomes apparent that the story is of a con artist who is simply posing as Daniel Tate. So, we have a duplicate who is pretending to be Daniel, but can he fool the entire family, his siblings (Patrick, Alexis, Mia and Nich
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2017
Checkout my full ARC review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

You definitely need this book. This is an incredible story about love and loss and trying to find one's place. It is full of twists and turns. You think "Daniel Tate" has all the secrets, guess again. This book will keep you on your toes and make you doubt what you think is the truth.

We never really know who is the male behind Daniel Tate. We get bits and pieces of his life but as this male continues the identity o
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, in-english

Unfortunately this book didn't knock my socks off like I assumed - it was just an okay read.
I had to push myself into reading but there are no chapters so at least that made the reading easier.
Katerina  Kondrenko
9.5 out of 10

There are 2 kinds of 5-star books: blow-minding and fucking engaging. This was the latter. Maybe I wouldn't remember what it's about in a year or two, but I had a great time reading it, so 5 stars I said.
murphy ✌ (daydreamofalife)
4 / 5

started reading the first few pages to see if i was into and finished the whole thing?? oops.

RTC in july like every other review i have waiting for me
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