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After a tragic accident ends her best friend’s life, 17-year-old Becca Thompson succumbs to grief the only way she knows how: by wallowing in it. She’s a fragment of the person she once was-far too broken to enjoy the summer before her senior year. But when Ben McCain, her best friend’s older brother, returns home, Becca must face her new reality head on.
She isn’t interested in Ben’s games, especially since he abandoned his sister during the months leading up to her death. But when he begs for her help in uncovering the truth about what really happened the night of his sister’s death, Becca finds herself agreeing, hoping to clear up rumors swirling in the wake of her best friend’s accident.
An unhinged ex-boyfriend, secret bucket lists, and garage parties in the place Becca calls home soon lead her to the answers she’s so desperate to unveil. But nobody is being honest, not even Ben. And the closer Becca gets to the truth-and to Ben-the more danger seems to surround her.Clearing her best friend’s name was all she wanted to do, but Becca is quickly realizing that the truth she craves might be uglier than the lies her best friend kept.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Liars Beneath Review:
That was a ride! I had a little trouble getting into the first third and then had to hold on to the roller coaster that followed for dear life. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus who are looking for something a little darker. I am a sucker for a good ending and this book did not disappoint. From well-plotted twists to vivid scenes that made me shriek, Van Fleet’s ending boosted this from a three to four-star read.
Van Fleet captures the emotional highs and lows that come with teenage life in her believable characters. I won’t spoil if you will love or hate Becca, but she had more depth and range than many female protagonists I’ve run across lately.
Thank you to Wise Wolf Books & Netgalley for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Liars Beneath details
AUTHOR: Heather Powell
PUBLISHER: Wise Wolf Books
RELEASE DATE: January 27th, 2022
GENRES: Young Adult Fiction—Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Meet the Author:
Heather Van Fleet is a stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.
Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 and currently writes Adult contemporary romance. She is published through Sourcebooks Casablanca with her Reckless Hearts series and Bookouture with her Red Dragon series.
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