Friday, June 25, 2010

Deadly Little Secret

Deadly Little Secret
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
272 pages

Summary: Everything was going fine in Camelia’s life before the strange new student Ben saved her from being hit by a car. Now everything is different. To begin, even though rumours suggest that Ben killed his girlfriend at another school, Camellia can’t forget him. She just can’t get his touch out of her mind. She also starts getting strange and threatening messages and gifts. Even though her best friends blame Ben, she feels he’s the only one she can trust. With so many strange things happening, it’s hard to tell who you can trust.

Review: Deadly Little Secrets is a very suspenseful read as you try to put together the pieces of the puzzle. The author did a great job of providing different suspects and keeping the reader hooked until the very end. I had a hard time identifying with Camelia and the relationship with Ben was a little off for me, but I thought the other characters, especially Kimmie, very vibrant. The dialogue was well done and I especially liked the ending. Overall, the book was a complete surprise and wasn’t at all what I suspected. A good mix of mystery, suspense, realistic fiction and a dash of paranormal.

You might like Deadly Little Secrets if you enjoy books with: suspense, puzzles, fast paced plots rather than strong character development, mystery, a little bit of romance.
Other books by Laurie Faria Stolarz: Deadly Little Lies, The Blue is for Nightmares Collection, Project 17

If you enjoyed Deadly Little Secrets you might also like: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb, Always Watching by Brandilyn Collins, Girl # 3 by Nichole McGill, The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones.

Additional Info: Deadly Little Secrets is part of a 5 part series, with the second book Deadly Little Lies already available.

Author website found here.

Rating: W2/4 C2.5/4 P3/4 O2/4 PP3/4 CR3.5/4
Grade: JS


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