Today I’ve got a review of Dead Girls Can’t Lie as part of the blog tour! The novel is out in paperback and ebook formats, so read on for my thoughts!
Title: Dead Girls Can’t Lie
Author: Carys Jones
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Best friends tell each other the truth – don’t they?
When North Stone’s best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn’t suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.
The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that’s what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her ‘best friend’ – deadly secrets…
When the police refuse to take North’s suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe…
Dead Girls Can’t Lie is an intriguing story about friendship and secrets.
The author develops the characters as the novel goes on and you feel like you really get to know North as her desperate search to find out what happened to Kelly continues – and both she and Kelly do not always come across too well, I have to say,as they both have their faults! The flashbacks reveal a lot of problems between the two characters (I liked the element of mystery that this brought to the story – what DID happen between them?) and it makes you question their supposedly ‘amazing’ friendship. What went wrong?
Though it took a little while for me to get into it it, there are some surprises along the way and I thought I had the ‘whodunnit’ element figured out but I was definitely wrong! I felt the story was different from other novels in this genre as it doesn’t, to me, really fit into the fast-paced ‘thriller’ category that it seems to be often put in – to me it felt like more of a considered and character-driven story which may not have been quite as dark in terms of plot as I expected it to be – I would have liked a bit more grit. However I really enjoyed Carys Jones’s writing; it’s an enjoyable and fun (as well as an easy) read which kept me turning the pages.
Thanks to Head of Zeus and Netgalley for the ARC on which I chose to write an honest review, and thanks for the chance to be a part of the blog tour!
Dead Girls Can’t Lie is out now!
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