Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Beautiful – absolutely beautiful!  Tense – very tense – sitting on the edge of my seat – tense!  This book was excellent – the Touch series keeps getting better – there was NO way anyone could have figured out the end – just NO way!  Lauria Stolarz has a wonderful way of weaving the mystery, intrigue with teen love and danger…  Fantastic!

Ben returns to school after spending four months away from Camelia and the school where no one gave him a chance after hearing about the death of his past girlfriend.  Cammie starts receiving photos and notes again, but Matt was sent away and there’s a restraining order against him – this can’t be happening again.  Ben is being elusive and the new kid at Knead, Adam is showing great interest in Camelia.  Who’s stalking Cammie this time? Why is Ben avoiding her and then not?  Will she go out with Adam?  At home, things are tense, with her Aunt Alexia wanting to talk to her Mom.  Cam’s sculpting skills are budding and scary all at the same time!  Awesome – just awesome story!

This was a great book to take you away but keep you grounded at the same time – teen angst – relationships – parental issues were all included – a great sense of what small town life could be like – everyone knowing everyone!  But it was not written in isolation of the issues that today’s teen may have to deal with – well done!

If you’ve read Deadly Little Secret – you NEED to read the sequel, Deadly Little Lies.  The next installment in the Touch series, called Deadly Little Game is set to be released in the Fall of 2010 – looking forward to this one 🙂 Just a quick note about these novels – both Deadly Little Secret and Deadly Little Lies were listed as Reluctant Reader Quick Pick Nominee, 2010 by the American Library Association.


Favourite quote:

“My life sucks goat cheese. …  Well, let’s hope that goat cheese is organic,”   p.274


Stolarz, Laurie Faria.  (2009).  Deadly Little Lies.  New York, NY:  Hyperion Books.

Author website: http://www.lauriestolarz.com

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