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Dare You to Lie

(Hometown Antihero #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  294 ratings  ·  121 reviews
From Amber Lynn Natusch, author of the Force of Nature series, comes her first young adult thrilling novel of suspense with Dare You to Lie.

When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but so
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 320 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Tor Teen
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Laura Thalassa
OMG, I got a *physical* copy of this one!!!! I need to post a pretty picture of it!!! Also, this is next up on my TBR!!! Can't freaking wait--Amber is kinda sorta who I want to be when I grow up ...
Amy Bartol
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A blackout. Lies. The Six. Friends turned enemies. A miscarriage of justice. Lives ruined. Secrets dark and diabolical.

Nothing’s what it seems.

Dust off your telephoto lens and brush up on your Muay Thai maneuvers because DARE YOU TO LIE’s all-out, good-girl-turned-mad, in-your-face-suspense-thriller is a conspiracy that will taunt you at every turn to solve its mystery—and my advice: Trust no one.

Kylene Danners didn’t return to Jasperville, Ohio searching for her happily ever after. She came b
Rachel E. Carter
Veronica Mars fans, this book is for you. For anyone who wanted a YA mystery/thriller where the protagonist (gasp!) actually trains to be kickass and spouts feisty dialogue without sounding forced/cliche, this is for you. For anyone who wanted a YA romance to actually build with tension over the series instead of proclamations of love or instalike in the first book, this is for you. Not only was this book amazing, but Amber builds to a climactic finish promising even more conspiracies and potent ...more
Caden Armstrong
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this story and its complex story and characters! I cannot wait for the sequel!
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I had the opportunity to read this book as a beta reader and see the transformation of this book go from "I am loving the whole idea of this book" to "holy shit, you really nailed YA Mystery with the whole Veronica Mars vibe." I did read the final version of this book and even book a physical copy because I love it so much.

The only way to describe this book and not give anything away is saying it is a great blend of Veronica Mars and Riverdale . If you are a huge fan of Veronica Mars, then you
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Sassy, snarky, sarcastic characters!  This was such a fun book for me.

Trigger/content warnings for sexual assault and physical abuse.

Kylene's father was recently convicted of murder and her mother left.  So Ky has to move back to her home town and live with her grandpa (who I loved).  Her family left a couple years earlier after Ky had naked pictures taken at a party and leaked online.  The suspects were all football players and they were protected instead of her.  One was also her ex boyfriend.
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
The marshmallow in me is tingling with excitement and nostalgia. Veronica--I mean Kylene is my dream character in contemporaries but OMG I hate the author so much right now! I need more! Come on!

I'm fairly certain I thought everyone was guilty at one point or another's throughout the book and got to keep falling in love with Veronica Mars--i mean Kylene.
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault (not graphic), slut shaming, domestic violence, bullying

Thank you to Amber Lynn Natushch for giving me this copy for my honest review.

Where are all my Marshmellows fan at? If you are a fan of that sassy, loveable trouble-maker Veronica Marsthen you're going to love Ky Danners.

This book is marketed as a cross between Veronica Mars and Riverdale and that sounds about right. Dare You to Lie basically plays out like the first season of Ma
*Source* Publisher/NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult / Thriller
*Rating* 3.5-4


Dare You to Lie, by author Amber Lynn Natusch, is the first installment in the authors Hometown Antihero series. Kylene Danner's is your protagonist for this series. Ky didn’t return to her former hometown of Jasperville, Ohio searching for her happily ever after. She came back so that she could right a few wrongs that have been done to herself and to her father FBI Detective Bruce Danners. The second part won't be
Felicia Mathews (Bookishly Slytherclaw)
I received an ARC of Dare You to Lie through Netgalley. All thoughts are my own.

Mystery books are not my typical genre so I was initially worried I wasn't going to enjoy this story, but I'm so glad I gave it a chance because I absolutely love it.

Kylene is such a badass character! I'm obsessed with her and her wit and sarcasm. The characters in Dare You to Lie felt so real and it made me never want to stop reading even though I forced myself to go through it slowly since it's not a genre I typic
Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek

**** Thank you to Tor Teen for providing a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review****

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault (Nude Photos Taken Against A Character’s Will), Physical/Emotional/Verbal Abuse, and Violence

This is a hard book for me to rate and review because on the one hand it was interesting enough but on the other the pacing was really off and by the end I just wanted it to be over. Therefore I’m stuck in the middle with a 3
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Dare You to Lie is the story of Kylene Danners, a teenager with a lot on her plate. Two years after her departure from Jasperville, Ohio, she is forced to move back into the hostile and bitter environment of her hometown that she thought she had escaped. However, Ky is not going to take these new changes lying down. Living with her grandfather because her dad is in prison and her mom has run off with a new lover to Califor
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Mon avis en Français

My English review

I did not know about the author but I was curious to discover the novel and I must say that I was really pleased to have the opportunity to read it because I loved it!

Ky is back in the city she left with her parents two years ago. But here she has no choice. Her father is in prison for a crime that she is sure he did not commit and she is determined to prove it even if she is the only one to do it! But coming home also means facing what she fled until th
Candyce Kirk
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Dare You to Lie is definitely a book for fans of Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars and Riverdale. I loved the dark and mysterious vibe this book gave us. This book is actionpacked and just when you think you may know who is behind everything, it turns out to be just a bit different.

Kylene hasn't had an easy time. Her father is in prison, her mother left her to go live with her new boyfriend and she's back at the school where there are too many bad memories. Kylene is convinced her fath
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Kylene reluctantly returns to her hometown after her FBI father is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Her goal is to prove his innocence. Still reeling from naked photos from freshman year, Kylene is repeatedly confronted by bullies, though she gives as good as she takes. With the help of some friends, Kylene investigates what really happened the night she was photographed. Things are about to get dangerous.

Kylene, sarcastic and ready for a fight, unlike most YA characters. Her s
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mischa Thrace
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like badass girls who take zero shit, plots chock full of scandal and snark, and a friendship worthy of Buffy/Willow/Xander (without the supernatural baddies), then you're going to ADORE this book. DARE YOU TO LIE is a furiously fast-paced introduction to what better become a series!
Nov 17, 2016 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts  ·  review of another edition
Hometown Antihero! What a great name for a series
Carlene Inspired
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Lawyer isn't Ky's career goal, but she's prepared to be a teen version of when in order to track down the truth behind her father's imprisonment. She just has to deal with the bullies and the bad memories following her around upon her return to her old high school. They all know about her dad, but they all also know about that night that produced the photos that chased her out of town. It doesn't help that her dad's old partner as put a babysitter
Paula  Phillips
I love my mysteries as much as I love my romances and this one drew me in as the author K.A Tucker had mentioned on the cover two of my favorite series - Riverdale and Veronica Mars. I also have an infinity for Teen girl detective like characters. I have to admit though that the main character reminded me more of Veronica Mars and a bit like Jughead rather than the female characters of Riverdale as she had more bite and guts and didn't come off as hiding even when things got tough. Kylene aka Ky ...more
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
3.5 Stars

Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch is an intense thriller in which multiple cases are being investigated at once. I enjoyed the concept and the main character, but I had some issues with the pacing. Overall, I still had an enjoyable experience with the book, and it is perfect to curl up with this fall.

Full review on The Candid Cover
Brittany Lamb
*4.5 stars

Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this. It was not at all what I was expecting but in the best way possible. I didn't realize that I needed a new mystery series in my life, but guess what? I did.

The plot in this book is so heavy and dense but it somehow never feels at all overwhelming. I've seen other reviewers compare it to Veronica Mars, but I've never read anything in that series or even
Kit Frick
A fast-paced thriller with a whip-smart and smart-mouthed protagonist. I immediately loved Kylene, both for her "act first, think later" attitude and for her grit and propulsive drive to get to the bottom of the highly personal scandal haunting her return to her Ohio hometown. As Kylene works to uncover the truth about the person or people who wronged her, as well as her FBI agent father's almost certainly wrongful conviction for murder, you'll be drawn in by her bad-assery as well an endearing ...more
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dare You to Lie is ONE OF US IS LYING meets Veronica Mars with an endearingly smart-mouthed protagonist, a well-developed cast of lovable side characters, and a looming sense of danger. This was fun, tense...unputdownable!
Aug 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: do-not-recommend, dnf
Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Tor/Forge and NetGalley. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. The copy I am reviewing is an Uncorrected Digital Galley.

I don’t like to DNF a book, but I’m currently at 8% in Amber Lynn Natusch’s Dare You to Lie and I really want to put this book down and also really far away.

The first chapter of the
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

3.5 stars

I will admit, I almost did not finish this book. The writing style doesn't mesh with me. It feels too fast and the dialogue is always full of sarcasm and Ky talking big.

It isn't until I made the connection to Veronica Mars that I started getting into it more. I loved that show and since these main characters are so similar, why couldn't I just like Ky more? I still might not be Ky's biggest fan
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dare You to Lie is a mystery about a crime-fighting detective who happens to be a 17-year-old girl. When Ky's father is framed for murder, she takes it upon herself to clear his name. In the process, she also works to expose the guilty parties who posted scandalous pictures of her on the internet. Even though the town has seemingly turned against her, Ky shows remarkable courage in the form of grit, wit, and sarcasm.

I ado
Dennise Pendergrass
This was a 3.5 for me, but I rounded up because I want to continue on with the series, it definitely ended up drawing me in.

Kylene is obnoxious. She has some superiority-hero complexes. She does not think her crap stinks, that is for sure. Her speech verbiage is also off-putting. Not like any high school student I ever met. I really struggled with the beginning of the book. While I wanted to know the story, I did not want to read about Kylene at all. Once things got going, the plot kept me inter
Jessica Pennington
So excited for this one!
Sep 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, dnf
DNF @34%

The first chapter was promising, it was well written and had a plot that was not only set up well but seemed capable of holding a reader's attention. However, my opinion of this book quickly changed as I continued to read (and later skim) it.

The MC, Kylene, is juvenile at best, aggressive at worst. She has negative interactions with almost every person, including her friends, as well as trade insults with many more. If her behaviour and attitude don't annoy you enough then her hero comp
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AMBER LYNN NATUSCH is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai―but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of p ...more