Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn NatuschTitle: Dare You to Lie (Hometown Antihero #1)
Series: Hometown Antihero #1
Author: Amber Lynn Natusch
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Rating: three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.

Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.

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Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch is an intense thriller in which multiple cases are being investigated at once. I enjoyed the concept and the main character, but I had some issues with the pacing. Overall, I still had an enjoyable experience with the book, and it is perfect to curl up with this fall.

❀ Will Keep You Guessing

This book tells the story of a girl who is determined to clear her father’s name after he is framed for murder. At the same time, she is dealing with her own scandal. I enjoyed the suspense as the case becomes bigger, and the FBI agent aspects intrigued me. This is a wild ride of a thriller that will keep you guessing.

❀ Snappy Dialogue

I really enjoyed Kylene’s character throughout the book. Being the daughter of an FBI agent, she isn’t afraid to stand up for herself, and she knows how to fight. Ky has some pretty snappy dialogue, which I appreciated, although certain lines didn’t seem like something a teenager would say. However, I was still rooting for her the entire time, and I admired her determination to get justice for her father.

❀ Slow-Paced

While I did enjoy the book, I had a couple of issues with the pacing. I personally found it a little slow, and I was expecting something a little more action-packed from a thriller. As well, multiple cases are being investigated at once, which I found to be confusing. Of course, things make sense in the end, but I ended up lost in certain parts. I would still recommend this one though, since it is an interesting story.

Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natuschis a suspenseful thriller featuring two cases at once. I loved the main character and her fierce personality. The pacing is a little off in my opinion, but I would still recommend the book to fans of the thriller genre.

About Amber Lynn Natusch

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AMBER LYNN NATUSCH is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai―but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace. Dare You to Lie is her debut YA novel with Tor Teen.

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9 thoughts on “Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    A thriller! Of COURSE, I am down with this one! The cover could be a little better, but it really does do the job of shouting “I am a mystery!”

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