I received this book for free from Macmillan Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch
Length: 9 hours and 9 minutes
Published by Tor Teen on September 4, 2018
Source: Macmillan Audio
Narrator: Vanessa Moyen
Also by this author: Don't Say a Word
When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.
All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.
Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
Here is what I thought
This author must be a huge fan of Veronica Mars because it shows throughout this book as it has a real close similarity.
Kylene is dealing with a lot as her father has been accused of a crime he did not commit and she has come back home to the small town she grew up in that betrayed her. While she was there a year or two ago she had some pictures take of her that were not polite and sent out from her boyfriends phone. Everyone seemed to think she posed for the photos and she doesn’t remember them every being taken. She hardly touches alcohol because of this now.
Now that she is back she is determined not only to find out who took the photos and why, but to also find out who is responsible for her dad being in jail. He was an FBI agent and was framed for murder. She has a couple of friends who have her back but she also finds an ally in a rookie FBI agent who isn’t a fan of hers because of her father, but the more he looks into things he starts to be more on her side.
The boys that were never charged for taking the photos where all sports guys and seem very skittish around Ky when she ask questions. She can tell they are scared but what about she isn’t for sure. One of them thinks he is above the law and she likes knocking him down a peg but almost gets her and her friend killed in the process!
Though she does solve the mystery of the pictures she still has to figure out why her father is being framed and so I figure that will continue on in the second book. I really enjoyed the mystery in this one and was surprised at the outcome and who all was involved!
I really liked Ky she is sometimes a bit too sassy for her own good but I liked it! I guess when your reputation is already tarnished you don’t have a lot to lose so you don’t mind just speaking your mind. I feel like that was how she was in this book. I really like her best friend Garrett, whom she has known since childhood but lost contact with for a bit while she was gone. They seemed to pick up the friendship and he was always there for her. The new addition to their little pack Tabby was pretty cool though she was a bit clueless to what was going on. I liked a lot of the side characters, Striker, Meg, even Agent Dawson rubbed off on me after a while.
If your a fan of Veronica Mars and even probably shows like Riverdale I think you would probably love this antihero and enjoy this book. I know I can’t wait to see what happened next!
This was my first time listening to Vanessa Moyen and while I enjoyed her narration I think she needs to either work on her male voices or just don’t attempt it because it was kind of grating on my ears. I loved her female voices but sometimes male voices are just hard for females to get without making them sound rough and grouchy. Hard to explain…lol.
Audio rating: 3.5