Saturday, December 17, 2016

Week 51 Review: The Secrets of Lily Graves

From Goodreads:
With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn't what she seems. She knows why Erin's ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt's safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.

My Review:
This was a really fantastic book! I loved the mystery, and the romance, and yeah, how everything came together in this book! There were hints of what was going on, but they didn't seem like they were connected. That they were details added to give depth, not details to give depth connected to the mystery! Loved it!

I really enjoyed the way that this story was told! We got the present, with Erin's death, and the investigation into said murder. And then we got the past summer, where Lily was tutoring Matt, and they formed a connection. Of course things weren't as they seemed, and that came out in the present, but yeah, it was awesome to read!

Loved the investigation! There was the whole "Matt lied" thing. And then there was the way that Erin was killed, and that the police considered Lily a suspect. And then there were the hidden, dropped clues, that were just so freaking great!

This book was just really wonderful! I only wish that it was longer, so we could've gotten more story, and to have these characters have a bit more depth. Because yeah, what reader doesn't want a longer book, if the book is good?

Loved reading this book, it was so great, can't wait to read more by Sarah Strohmeyer!

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Read: December 11th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: A book that I've gotten from Edelweiss, I had to read it! And it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: May 13th 2014
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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