April 16, 2014

Review: The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

The Secrets of Lily Graves
by Sarah Strohmeyer
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 13th 2014 by Balzer + Bray


With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.

THIS BOOK RIGHT HERE!!! The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer. Where do I begin??? Lily Graves is a senior, who is considered a freak. That is because one her family owns a mortuary/funeral home and two she dresses as if she is Morticia Addams. Anyhoo, here is a book where something is happening on every page that pushing you to continue on to find out what Lily and her friend Sara are going to get into next. I didn't want to put this book down. I honestly enjoyed the mystery and trying to find out what really happened.

The first thing I enjoyed about this book is BAM right in the beginning of the book there is some excitement. Immediately you are like "HOLY CRAP" just like that??? I soon found myself captivated by the easy reading style and the way the book flowed from one situation to the other. This is NOT your typical paranormal romance book, although there is a bit of a romance but thankfully not those instant romances we often see. This book is more of a thiller/mystery/sherlock holmes, who done it type of deal, a genre that is right up my alley. In my humble opinion this book is not only well written but not bogged down with too much information too soon or with the dreaded wait till the end of the book to tell you the whole story. My only gripe however, is that i figured out the who done it way before the end of the book. On the plus side though the author throws in a twist for those of us super sleuths that do figure it out. And trust me when you find out you are like "whhhhaaaattt". If you are looking for a bit of mystery and want to try your hand at some amature detective work, I say definitely read this book.

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