Royal Blog Tour # 9 : The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn


Copy provided by the author for blog tour purposes, hosted by Raf from The Royal Polar Bear Reads and in no way affects my book talk whatsoever. Thank you for inviting me, Raf!

Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Kensington

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Pintip Dunn’s gripping and timely novel, a young woman whose life unravels in the wake of her mother’s alleged suicide sets out to clear her name.

“The mother I knew would never do those things. But maybe I never knew her after all.”

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death resurface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own…

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Okay this one will be short and spoiler free because it would be best that you dive in to this blind. At first I was still kind of hesitant about the plot and I think I knew what was going to happen already but I went on and for a while it stirred me up a bit but in the end what I predicted still happened. I just wish that the protagonists wasn’t so full of herself and the book should stick to what genre it wants. I would still gladly recommend this to those who like their minds to be put to use and get frustrated sometimes. And I admit, I liked this book. 👏

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In conclusion, I give this book 4/5 🌟 because despite the shits I have for Cece, I still loved the twists.

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Okay, from the start I already felt that her mother was murdered. All the signs where there. The good nature, the scandal, then the suicide plot. Anyone with eyes can see it but apparently except Cece. So she goes and make the whole endeavor about herself and never once thinking about how her father is holding up, she just makes this all about herself. Why doesn’t my father give me much attention? Why doesn’t my mother left me anything? Why why why oh poor me. Ugh. Annoyed the shit out of me. Then come the hot new guy who will rock my world and we both know it. Yed yes I know all of this sounds annoying so I’d like to stress the things I liked about it.

It fooled me. At first I was thinking it was Mr. W, With all being the teacher and the sneaky tutoring stuff and I actually fell for it. I was like foolish Cece when caught red handed snooping around that property. But deep down I know he can’t be the killer because that would just be too cliche.

Then Liam, Liam you little I was rooting for you! I knew you were trouble when you walked in. I hoped it wasn’t him but he was and I was both fooled and affirmed. I hate being right sometimes.

All in all I loved the twist, I just can’t stand Cece.

Thank you all for reading! 😙

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