The Darkest Lie

The Darkest Lie The mother I knew would never do those things But maybe I never knew her after all Clothes jokes coded messages Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything At least CeCe thought they did Six month

The mother I knew would never do those things But maybe I never knew her after all Clothes, jokes, coded messages Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything At least, CeCe thought they did Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since Now, at the start of her hig The mother I knew would never do those things But maybe I never knew her after all Clothes, jokes, coded messages Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything At least, CeCe thought they did Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar Instead, she s volunteering at the school s crisis hotline the same place her mother worked.As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe s lingering suspicions about her mom s death surface With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community Soon, finding the truth isn t just a matter of restoring her mother s reputation, it s about saving lives including CeCe s own

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  1. Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B in English Literature and Language She received her J.D at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL Pintip s novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA for Best First Book It is also a finalist for the Grand Prix de l Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, the MASL Truman Award, and the Tome Society IT list In addition, THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, SEIZE TODAY, and GIRL ON THE VERGE.She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.


The Darkest Lie Comment

  1. CeCe s mom killed herself six months ago after a student came forward saying that she had been having sex with him She was his teacher Imagine the bullying and just general teenager bull crapery that Cece is having to put up with Oh, sorry, is that my dick in your mouth Guess I must ve mistaken you for your motherCece tries to be invisible and fly under the radar, it s her senior year and the boy involved has graduated and she is hoping for a better year But these asshole teenagers have longer m [...]

  2. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley How could she do this to me Take her own life, sleep with that boy The mother I knew would never do those things This was a YA mystery story about a girl whose mother had committed suicide following allegations of sleeping with a student.I felt quite sorry for Cece, losing her mother the way she did couldn t have been easy, especially when it happened in such a shocking way I [...]

  3. angelerin 2016 05Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed The Darkest Lie I really did However, I think it strayed a bit too far into predictability land for me I really love the first half of the book, but then it lost me when everything became too obvious and unsurprising I got really annoyed with the fact that CeCe was extremely oblivious to obvious things I found that to be a bit unrealistic and odd It s a shame becaus [...]

  4. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, but all the views mentioned are my own.Oh, this book Judging from the description, I should ve known I would hate it, but yet I still signed up for the blog tour and excitedly awaited my copy to arrive Now, look at me I had to drop out of the blog tour because I just couldn t give this book a good review.This book and story started off well, and I believe it could have been done tastefully while still having been a great thriller But, instead th [...]

  5. CeCe was very close to her mother Her death came unexpected and left her loved ones with a lot of questions The police discovered her mother committed suicide after a student confirmed having an affair with her CeCe wants the rumors to go away, she d like to be left alone, to be able to grieve in peace and to have a calm senior year Instead she keeps being the center of attention and it s one incident after another Because of it she hardly has a moment of tranquility.CeCe is trying to find out w [...]

  6. I got to read an early copy of this wonderful book by Pintip Dunn and I loved it so much This fast paced thriller will pull at your heart and keep you turning the pages well after your bedtime Pintip really knows how to write characters that stick with you way after you close the book.

  7. First of all, I don t typically read thrillers I m a fan of Pintip s other books and was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book, so I gave it a shot Wow, guys I could not put the thing down It starts out with CeCe, the main character, trying to deal with the fallout of her mother s suicide and a scandal involving her mom a teacher having an affair with one of her students CeCe s feelings for her mother are complicated, but when she starts working at the crisis call center her mother fo [...]

  8. Ok, I completely didn t see that ending coming I don t tend to read thrillers though, so that s my excuse and I m sticking to it I admit, I m not really into contemporary or thrillers, but this wasn t a bad read for me.The author came to our store today for a signing and she is absolutely sweet and brilliant She drove a very long to me way and we all had a nice time She told us about her new books coming out and I can t wait to read them This is for older readers Lots of very dark and adult topi [...]

  9. I am sitting here bleary eyed and sucking down coffee and I am blaming Pintip Dunn If her new novel, scheduled for publication on June 28, 2016, The Darkest Lie weren t so intriguing and almost literally page turning it would have been literally page turning if not for the fact that I was reading it on my tablet or is that page turning hmm , I probably would have eight hours of sleep but as it is I am hopelessly sleep deprived.Cecilia Cece Brooks has just lost her mother, Tabitha, to suicide, a [...]

  10. Received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewE DARKEST LIE by Pintip Dunn is dark, contemporary YA thriller about a teenage girl dealing with the aftermath of her mother s alleged suicide Cece s mother was accused of sleeping with one of her students before her death and now Cece is paying the price for it She s mercilessly bullied by her peers, her father has completely shut down emotionally, and she s just trying to survive high school When a new boy comes t [...]

  11. Note I received this book from the author, Pintip Dunn, through Kensington Publishing This does not affect my review in any wayNote 2.0 This book is YA, but contains several Trigger warnings This relates to controversial topics, such as suicide, inappropriate affairs, or harassment Ok so I started reading this not really knowing what to expect Actually, I just received it knowing it was a YA mystery, which I honestly haven t read many of, so I was excited to try it out This really, really surpa [...]

  12. In The Darkest Lie, Cecelia CeCe Brooks and her father are living in the aftermath of her mother s suicide CeCe cannot decide whether to feel grief or betrayal because of her mother s alleged affair with one of CeCe s fellow high school students As she begins her senior year, CeCe works to remain invisible, only to find that, thanks to the new kid, Sam Davidson, that won t be as easy as she thought.The Darkest LieCeCe and Sam form a friendship, and begin working to uncover what actually happened [...]

  13. Original review can be found at kristineandterri 2This book had all of the things that appeal to the young adult audience There was high school drama, the mean girl, a new boy and a love triangle of sorts On top of all that, there was an edge of your seat mystery surrounding the death of CeCe s mother after a sex scandal with one of her students.This book began six months after the death of CeCe s mother as CeCe tried to move on Trying to fall under the radar was difficult when her mother was ac [...]

  14. I absolutely loved The Darkest Lie It s about Cecilia whose mother has committed suicide after allegedly having an affair with a student This book is an exciting read with great characters It also deals with a lot of very tough issues I m not going to be very specific to avoid spoilers I thought the way Cecilia copes with her mother s death and the bullying she faces at school were presented realistically and with sensitivity I liked how Cecilia was strong and smart, and at times overwhelmed by [...]

  15. I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review I didn t love the main character in this, but she was okay I felt quite sorry for her, as what she was going through couldn t have been easy.This was an alright read, but there were one or two times where I started to lose interest slightly, and the mystery didn t suck me in as I would have liked Overall, An okay read.

  16. 3.5This started out pretty strong, and in some ways I really liked it, but man, there were some really questionable plot and character choices once you hit the 2 3 mark, things start falling apart Full review to come.

  17. The Darkest Lie was a book I was really looking forward to reading, and let me tell you, this is one heck of a whodunit Confession I figured out who it was waaaaaayyyyy early, but I didn t make the connections that put it all together, so yay for Pintip Dunn for tripping me up on that It was interesting to see Cece s reactions to her moms death, I mea n you go through something like your mom being accused of having sex with a minor, then on top of that, she kills herself That s hard to take, har [...]

  18. Disclaimer I received an ARC via jenhalliganpr for blog tour purposes All thoughts are my own.This book is phenomenal For real It is a very well thought out book and it s evident with just how the book was written I like the writing style, I could really feel the raw feelings and emotion that the characters were having and to that, I give kudos to Ms Dunn awesome job.Don t even get me started with the characters The characters were well developed not all, though , especially our main character, [...]

  19. After thinking about it for a little while, I ve decided on a rating of 3 stars As you can probably guess, I have very mixed feelings about this book My biggest problem was that the book was SO predictable I had it all figured out really, really fast The author tried to throw me off in the middle and it almost worked but I was still right in the end I not only knew the person who was behind CeCe s mother s death, but I figured out their motives way before CeCe did.Speaking of CeCe, she really go [...]

  20. There are no guarantees in life No proof that will ensure you re making the right decision Sometimes, you just have to hold your breath and jump And hope you land on your feet unscathed an interesting tale that deals with some tough issues Parent that is a teacher having inappropriate relationships with students, suicide, pornography there s a lot in here And I thought the main characters were interesting The mystery was enough to hold my attention even if I thought the bad guy was easy to spot. [...]

  21. After reading Pintip Dunn s Forget Tomorrow, I told myself to be on the lookout for her next novels because I liked her way of writing And again, I wasn t disappointed.This time Dunn offered us a contemporary mystery that will leave us all hanging because it s really gripping It s about a girl named CeCe and the mysteries surrounding her mother s death.I loved how every character seemed open yet shady It was really hard to pinpoint who the antagonist was and it was fun seeing it unfold as the st [...]

  22. Even before I knew what THE DARKEST LIE was about I wanted to read it because of the gorgeous cover The shades of blue of blue and the girl looking out over the lake captured my attention and I had to know what she was thinking about and what she went through THE DARKEST LIE combines the thrills of a mystery with the realities of young adult contemporary which make for a heart pounding, heart stopping, and sometimes, heartbreaking read I read it almost straight through because from the get go, t [...]

  23. I was thinking that there was no way that Pintip Dunn could top her previous release, Forget Tomorrow, but I m definitely eating my words now To put it simply, I was blown away by The Darkest Lie It was UH MAZE BALLS But be warned, The Darkest Lie is NOT my typical romance read as in the romance exists, but it s not the focus of the story, which is as it should be.The Darkest Lie deals with some heavy stuff serious and dangerous accusations, an alleged suicide, extreme bullying, mental illness, [...]

  24. GRADE BONE WORD EnjoyableCecelia just wants to be invisible for her senior year, but when you re targeted by bullies ever since your mom, a teacher, committed suicide after being accused of sleeping with a football player, that s hard to do Convinced there s to the story about her mother and with the help of a nerdy cute new student, Cece sets out to find the truth about her mother s alleged abuse and alleged suicide.Pintip Dunn drew me into THE DARKEST LIE with Cece s compelling voice and enga [...]

  25. CeCe has a lot to cope with after her mother commits suicide when an affair with a student is outed Taunted by the friends of the boy, wrapped up in grief and increasingly alienated from her father, CeCe isn t sure what the new academic year will hold in store for her.Then she meets Sam, the new boy She also decides to investigate the possibility that her mother s death wasn t quite what it seemed.Without revealing the intricacies of the plot, this quickly develops into a bit of a mud slinging c [...]

  26. I received a copy for a honest review so here goes.I can not wait to order this for our library.This novel was with out a doubt amazing Pintip Dunn hit on what it is like to be a teenager struggling with did her mother really commit suicide or is there to the story This story had me on pins and needles wondering what really happen I can honestly say that that author played out the story so well that you never really know what is what til the end I can not wait to me read by this author.

  27. I m still rolling my eyes at that clich epilogue Seriously, i m tired of YA books filled with unrealistic romantic gestures.

  28. This was a decent YA thriller I m pretty picky about these though so don t take my rating as a reason not to read it I usually read adult thrillers, which in general are compelling to me than YA ones.

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