The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn
Contemporary Young Adult Romantic Suspense
Cecelia Brooks and her mom shared everything from jokes and clothes to coded messages. At least that is what CeCe thought until six months ago. That was when CeCe’s mom killed herself after there were accusations of her mom having sex with a student. Since then CeCe has been the subject of taunts and whispers. With the start of her senior year at high school CeCe is trying to fly under the radar especially as she is dealing with a grieving and distracted father and the social nightmare that is her life now. Instead she is now volunteering at the schools crisis hotline. The same one that her mother worked.
CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death resurface as she counsels troubled strangers. She starts to piece together fragments clues with the help of new student, Sam who is also a newspaper intern. Clues point to a twisted secret that is at the heart of the community. Suddenly finding the truth isn’t just about restoring her mother’s reputation but about saving lives including CeCe’s own.
This is book full of suspense that takes the reader on a roller coaster ride that doesn’t stop until the very last page. The twists and turns in the story will have readers guessing until the very end as to just what is happening and who might be doing what. The characters are well written and move the story along at a very fast pace that never leaves the reader behind. It makes for a very fast read.
I give this one 5 red roses