This Lie Will Kill You (ARC) || A Book Review

This Lie Will Kill You (ARC)

Author: Chelsea Pitcher

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Released: December 11th, 2018

Genre: YA, Thriller

Pages: 305

Format: Paperback

Characters: Juniper, Ruby, Gavin, Parker, Brett, Brianna and Shane Ferrick, …


One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.

Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?

Source: Goodreads

I’m so into thrillers this year. Thrillers motivate me to keep going and that’s one good thing I like about this genre. It makes one curious and keep reading. I liked how the story built up and how there are different individuals in this book. Each of them hold a secret and also almost all the characters were given a solid background story to what happened to them when they were younger, etc. I really like when a character is given a background story. It makes them more real.

This book has definitely checking all those boxes in a thriller genre. There were mystery, a dark past, a group of people who were involved and now a game to dig into the past. However, after 200 pages or so into the book, there were some parts that were quite blurry for me. I started to not getting the story. There were scenes felt like out of place or not exactly connected. Maybe I did miss something and thus, it made understanding what was going on in the book difficult.

The ending wasn’t that shocking as well. I mean there were some plot twists but because I was more confused, I wasn’t particularly blown away. I was trying to understand more than I was amazed. I did get who killed who and some secrets were spilling out but the complexity of the characters’ mind state was sort of hard to grasp, at least for me.

Overall, this book has a really good foundation, it’s just that towards the end, the story line got more fuzzy. Maybe I need a reread to get the story better (?) If you’ve read this one, do share your thoughts on it.

Thank you Pansing for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book is now available in all good bookstores, so if you like yourself some thrillers, maybe you wanna check it out. 🙂

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