Review Detail

 
Dare You to Lie Featured
Young Adult Fiction
(Updated: October 22, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Dare You to Lie

DARE YOU TO LIE by Amber Lynn Natusch is a young adult suspense novel that follows Kylene after she moves back to a small town, the place she left after nude photos of her were spread through her high school. When it happened, she suspected six football players, including her ex-boyfriend, but no one was ever charged with the crime. Her father, on the other hand, was unfairly convicted for a separate incident and sent to prison. Kylene is determined to prove her dad’s innocence, but realizes she needs to find out who did her wrong first. With the help of a lawyer, her mom’s best friend, and an FBI agent, her father’s old partner, Kylene starts searching for the truth, but the closer she gets, the more dangerous it becomes.

I love Kylene’s character. She’s a witty, sarcastic, modern-day Nancy Drew. She’s too angry for her own good, which tends to get her into trouble, but her smarts save her time and time again. She also has wonderful people around her that have her back. I have a soft spot in my heart for Gramps, and Tabby is a compelling character, who I would have loved to see come through in more resourceful ways like she does in the parking lot scene. After that, Natusch relegates her to the yappy, upbeat sidekick, and we the audience, lose out on all she has to offer.

The book itself is a very enjoyable read and I was invested in the story, but with that being said, so much happens in such quick succession that I never felt the lingering effects of fear. As a result, though entertaining, it wasn’t necessarily a page-turner. It was a book I had to digest in sections.

I would have liked this book to be a standalone, or at least for both crimes to have been solved by the end. It felt like it took a little while to really get the ball rolling. However, I am happy that there’s potential for a sequel, so we can see Kylene put her sleuthing skills back to the test.

Overall, DARE YOU TO LIE is timely, delivering a relevant political message with sass and ingenuity.

Was this review helpful to you? 

Comments

 
 
Ordering 
 
Already have an account? or Create an account
 
 
 
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Ice Garden
Allergic to the sun, Jess sets out to explore the...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Three Little Superpigs: Once Upon a Time
Everyone thinks they know how the Three Little Pigs defeated...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Song for a Whale
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Maybe Tomorrow?
Elba has a big block. She's been dragging it around...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
The Very Impatient Caterpillar
HEY! What are you guys doing? ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects and Fish
Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Final Step (Lock and Key #3)
The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Pretend She's Here
Mega-bestselling author Luanne Rice returns with a ripped-from-the-headlines story of...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
You Made Me a Dad
In this touching celebration of fatherhood, the close bond between...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Cicada
Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam
Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Swap'd
After her Click'd catastrophe, Allie Navarro is determined to redeem...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Stick Dog Gets the Tacos (Stick Dog #9)
When Karen sprints into Stick Dog’s pipe and declares an...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Tin
Tin
In an alternative England of the 1930s where the laws...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ruff vs. Fluff (Queenie & Arthur #1)
From the outside, Queenie the cat and...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Yay for Vaycay! (Pug Pals #2)
The pugs are packing their bags! ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born
 
4.3
"When Cassius Clay was 12 years old, his brand new bicycle was stolen. When he went to report it to..."