Title: We Told Six Lies
Author: Victoria Scott
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Edition/Pages: Ebook, 352 pages
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book is being released on February 5, 2019.
This is a YA mystery/thriller that follows the main character Cobain after his girlfriend, Molly, goes missing. Everyone thinks she just ran off, but Cobain thinks something more malicious is has happened.
This book was all over the place. It’s told in second person which was such an odd choice. It’s also told from multiple perspectives and multiple timelines. It jumps between the present day and a couple months ago when Cobain and Molly met. But all the perspectives with the second person narrative made this hard to follow and connect with. But beyond the odd style choice the rest of the story just didn’t do it for me either.
What I Liked
- Once I got into this story I couldn’t put it down. I had to know how it all wrapped up because I has SO many questions. And overall it did a pretty good job of connecting all the loose ends and questions (even though I didn’t love the twist).
What I Didn’t Like
- The relationship in this was really problematic and I just couldn’t get behind it. They are manipulative and codependent. And no part of their relationship seemed healthy. All the adults kept talking about what good things they did for each other but as a reader I just kept going “where?! how?!”
- Cobain is such an odd main character. He felt so dang creepy and I didn’t like being in his head most of the time. I couldn’t understand his actions and motivations. And even when things were revealed I still couldn’t empathize with him.
- The twists… This twist was so over the top (and felt a lot like the Pretty Little Liars twist – show version, I never read the book(s)). I don’t know maybe mystery/thriller just isn’t my genre. I find mosts of the twists so outrageous that it lowers my enjoyment.
Overall I didn’t love this one. It’s a fast read with lots of twists. But I didn’t connect with or particularly like any of the characters or writing style.