Review: This is Why We Lie

Title: This Is Why We Lie

Author: Gabriella Lepore

Release Date: September 21, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O'Dell's body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is shaken. But even more shocking is the fact that her drowning was no accident.

Once Jenna's best friend becomes a key suspect, Jenna starts to look for answers on her own. As she uncovers scandals inside Preston Prep School leading back to Rookwood reform school, she knows she needs Adam on her side.

As a student at Rookwood, Adam is used to getting judgmental looks, but now his friends are being investigated by the police. Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe, even if that means trusting Jenna.

As lies unravel, the truth starts to blur. Only one thing is certain: somebody must take the fall.

My Review: This was a really fun ya mystery. I really enjoyed how fast paced it was and how the plot progressed. I liked Jesse and Adam enough but I cared much more who did it than the two of them. I also didn't care a lot for all the side drama in the book, though I'm sure a younger audience will appreciate it. I thought the ending was great and I didn't guess the culprit until close to the end. Overall I really enjoyed this one.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*