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Deadly Little Lies

(Touch #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  11,992 ratings  ·  655 reviews
Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, a new boy at school who had a very mysterious gift – psychometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry and experiencing strange brushes w ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 9th 2009 by Hyperion Book CH (first published November 6th 2009)
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Jan 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
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Leah  (Simply Nerdy Book Reviews)
Jun 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who has read Deadly Little Secret!
For this book, i have five rules. Number 1: Trust no one. Number 2: Don't make any assumptions. Number 3: Try not to scream. Number 4: Don't believe anyone. And Number Five: Stolarz kicks ass.

I was blown away by this novel, even more so than by Deadly Little Secret. It sucks you in from the first page, and is very difficult to put down until the end. Stolarz was fabulous at displaying Camelia's fears, and that made the book even easier to get into. The story starts off with action, builds up a t
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
There is just something about this series that makes me plow through the books like there is no tomorrow. Camelia is far from my favorite main character out of the books I've read, though her little back up team, Kimmie and Wes are some of my favorite side-kick characters. They're both very interesting and quirky, and Wes reminds me a lot of Adam from the Mediator series by Meg Cabot and I LOVE Adam in that series.

Anyway, this book was thrilling, though not as spine-tingling as the first book.
Jun 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Deadly Little Lies, the sequel to the first book in the series, Deadly Little Secret, definitely lives up to its promise of more suspense, romance and plot twists. Laurie Faria Stolarz really knows how to construct an elaborate plot to flow with such ease, and continuously keep you on the edge of your seat with the mystery and romance of the narrative. Starting a few months after Ben leaves Camelia's life, the story immediately takes off with a burst of heart pounding action that just keeps on r ...more
Jul 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Since this is my second time reading one of Stolarz's books, I was pretty acquainted with her type of writing. Yet, she continues to amaze me with her use of adjectives and creative writing style--descriptive, but not too detailed. The tale was alluring. I couldn't get enough.

The writing was unbelievable--as was the plot line. Stolarz adds her own special touch to the often used love triangle, throwing secretive pasts and mysterious lies into play. I was captivated throughout. The characters wer
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It has been four months since Ben left Camelia. Since then, Camelia has been researching psychometry, the mysterious gift that Ben has. Camelia is sure that she has this power as well, like it rubbed off on her somehow.

Then Ben comes back to school. He keeps his distance, but then breaks it, confusing Camelia. He wanted space, so Camelia decides to finally give up and move on.

She meets Adam at Knead. He seems to care about her, but he isn't Ben. Camelia i
Picture  Perfect
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-summer
I actually liked this one a lot more than the first one. True that this series is a lot like the Twilight series. But the Twilight series didn't have the whole stalker thing? For some reason, I like the stalker thing. Unlike last time, I totally didn't know that it was blankity blank who was the stalker. Surprise, surprise, surprise...

I still kind of hate Camelia because she never learns from her mistakes the first time. Oh, she's an idiot. But at least, she's an okay narrator. I think I like th
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Argh... why do I continue to read this series? The first book was just "meh" Now, the second in the series....just made me feel as if I were reading the first book all over again. Literally ~ another stalker, distant parents, harmful pranks, etc. I guess I expected more since Stolarz has written and sold so many books. But then again, lots of people go to McDonald's... so there is no accounting for taste, right? Ah well... I'm a sucker for knowing how things end, so chances are I will continue w ...more
Nov 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Deadly Little Lies picks up straight where Secret left off. Camelia is struggling to deal with her abduction the previous summer and having Ben leave town. Her family life is still not back to normal, and the unresolved issues between her mother and aunt Alexia simmer in this installment of the Touch Series. Ben's return to town makes Cameila feel like a boat lost at sea; he doesn't seem to want to have anything to do with Camelia and is cold and distant. Camelia attempts to move on with her new ...more
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I really enjoyed the suspense and the crazy mystery of Deadly Little Secret. I expected the same from this book. Although the first book seemed like a stand-alone, theres a whole long series surrounding this premise. I was hoping this book would surprising just like the first, but this book kind of took a different route. It did have th
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Superpowers
Reason For Reading: Want to finish series.

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Triangle, obsession
Cliff Hanger: Nah
Triggers: Suicidal thoughts.
Rating: 3 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 6
Characters: 6
World Building: 6
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 6
Ending: 6

Total: 6

In Depth

Best Part:
Nice re read.
Worst Part: Horrible en
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
Deadly Little Lies is a suspenseful and thrilling page turner…

I love the whole aspect around psychometry in the Touch Series. It’s unique and spooky, which I guess is why I kept trying to convince myself while reading this book that I was the only one in the house at the time. With Camelia’s strange encounters with premonitions, I couldn’t help but to be psyched while reading this book.

In this installment, Camelia’s trying to grasp the meaning of this ability especially when it seems totally dif
Dec 14, 2009 added it
This book definitely had me spooked, especially since I would read it at night alone in my apartment. Once again, Camelia is being stalked. There are eerie messages and phone calls to leave the reader guessing as to the culprit's identity. And there are some really good twists--such as the journal entries we get. I have to say that the journal entries were one of the most intriguing parts of the story. They really added to the overall mystery of the book and gets you excited for the next one. So ...more
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Sena Khateeb
Oct 15, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5/5 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book, just like the first one.
I thought some things were very similar to the first book, including some phrases and descriptions, but I loved it anyways and I loved the ending.
However, I think I will take a break from this series for a while because I was just going through the fourth book (Deadly Little Voices) and at the end Camelia chooses Adam; and I'm team Ben all the way so- and I know this sounds crazy- but I won't be able to manage the heartbreak
Joleen (starlightbooktales)
Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books
Second book into the series and I'm convinced this girl has the worst luck in history. I hate a terrible love triangle. Introducing a second love interest that is lacking the chemistry needed for an actual love triangle is quite annoying. ...more
Feb 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing

Can't wait until it comes out!
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
When I read DEADLY LITTLE SECRET, I had a number of issues with it that stopped me from fully enjoying the book. Because everything had been set up in the first, I had higher hopes for the second book in the series, DEADLY LITTLE LIES. Unfortunately, the issues I found in the first book were just amplified.

For a majority of the book, not much happens. There is a lot of high school and romantic angst that happened while the plot just sort of sat there unattended. Camelia longs for Ben, Camelia an
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I take back what I said about this not being a series. I'm very happy that the story continued.

Although at times it did feel like completely different characters, like it wasn't totally a continuation, I'm still very happy that it happened.

Thinking back (or trying to think back on the book) nothing really stands out. Like yes I enjoyed it, I'm happy I read it but there's nothing too memorable about the story. I just kind of happened.

There wasn't too much development with any of the characters,
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
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Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book I am reading is Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz. This book has 282 pages and the publisher is by Hyperion. The very first book of this series was given to me in 8th grade and I love it so for christmas I asked for the next two book and that is how I got Deadly Little Lies. I love how the mystery, suspense and romance is all exhilarating.
Camelia and Ben Carter are the main characters of this novel who are both very
important. Last semester Camelia fell in love with Ben who was
Madison  partee
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has a lot of suspense . And to be honest is very scary 😂.
The Gist

There is only one thing running through Camelia’s mind: Ben’s coming back. That’s all she can think about. All she wants to think about. She has hopes that, even though they broke up months ago, maybe he’ll somehow realize how stupid he’s being and allow them to be together again. But, of course, things don’t go the way she had hoped. He barely acknowledges she’s alive, let alone tell her he wants them to be together. And then it happens again. She begins to get mysterious notes and pict
Sydney Chan
Oct 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Camelia is an out-of-love teenager who’s ex-boyfriend, Ben, abruptly left town during their relationship. Ben has psychometric powers which allow him to tell the future by touching a person or object. Everyone thinks that he killed his ex-girlfriend and put his classmate, Debbie, into a coma. When Ben comes back to school, Camelia harassingly receives messages that could be from him. She discovers that she can sculpt premonitions and thinks that Ben’s powers might have rubbed off on her. Then sh ...more
Literary Cravings
Mar 02, 2010 rated it liked it
The story is the second installment in Stolarz's touch series and it was a nice, interesting read. We're introduced to Camelia again trying to live life after the horrific incident that happened to her a few months back (read Deadly Little Secrets) and the fact that Ben left. Soon things start to turn interesting while Camelia works on her pottery and starts to hear voices and sees things. Then Ben comes back into her life and the tension begins with them fighting their feelings for each other. ...more
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Since, Deadly Little Secret was only mediocre, in my opinion, I was a bit hesitant to start Deadly Little Lies. Luckily, Deadly Little Lies batted out any future worries I have with this series simply because it was just plain out fantastic and showed major growth in character and plot development!

Camelia got a lot more likable in this one because of character growth, as mentioned above. Since, for one, she wasn't making extremely stupid decisions in not telling anyone what was happening like s
Jul 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: summer-10
Pasted from an angry Facebook comment that I posted:

She put a nice twist in there with the Ben/Adam thing, I must say. Though I kind of suspected something along those lines.

Other than that I have to rely on the suspense to keep going because the dialogue is SO BAD I WANT TO DIE. Kimmie and Wes get more insufferable every page, as does Ben and Adam and her mom (Strike while the iron is hot) and dad and Alexia's diary entries, as well as her teachers and Spencer. I think that covers everyone. Oh
Brandi ;)
I really like this series and I really like this author. I'm excited to see that she has more books other than this series. Woohoo!
Camelia (for what ever reason it is soooo hard for me to say that name in my head, i usually end up calling her Cam) is not a typical teen, she is a lot more strong willed and not as 'run with the masses' or fluffy headed as a lot of the teens I have ended up having the misfortune of reading about. SPOILERS - NOT HARD CORE OR STORY RUINING, BUT SPOILERS NON THE LESS
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Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.

Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.

Stolarz found sales success with he

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“Okay, now you're starting to scare me," Wes says.
"No, scary is the way people can alter their voices on cue. Like your imitation of that creepy guy who lives at your house."
"You mean my dad?" he laughs.”
“It's after school, after my double detentions for gym and chemistry, and I'm at Knead, about to begin working on a new piece. I wedge the clay out against my board, enjoying the therapeutic quality of each smack, prod, and punch.
As the clay oozes between my fingers and pastes against my skin, images of all sorts begin to pop into my head. I try my best to push them away,to focus instead on the cold and clammy sensation of the mound and the way it helps me relax. But after only a few short minutes of solitude, I hear someone storm their way up the back stairwell. At first I think it's Spencer, but then I hear the voice:
"I'm coming up the stairs," Adam bellows. "I'm approaching the studio area, about to pass by the sink."
I turn to look, noticing he's standing only a few feet behind me now.
"I hope I didn't startle you this time," he says.
"Ha-ha." I hold back my smile.
"I would have called your cell to tell you I was coming up, but you never gave me your number."
"I'm fine," I assure him, unable to stifle a giggle.”
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