Dare You to Lie
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.

Dare You to Lie Details

TitleDare You to Lie
Author
ReleaseSep 4th, 2018
PublisherTor Teen
ISBN-139780765397676
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Thriller

Dare You to Lie Review

  • Laura Thalassa
    January 1, 1970
    OMG, I got a *physical* copy of this one!!!! I need to post a pretty picture of it!!! Also, this is next up on my TBR!!! Can't freaking wait--Amber is kinda sorta who I want to be when I grow up ...
  • Amy Bartol
    January 1, 1970
    A blackout. Lies. The Six. Friends turned enemies. A miscarriage of justice. Lives ruined. Secrets dark and diabolical. Nothing’s what it seems.Dust off your telephoto lens and brush up on your Muay Thai maneuvers because DARE YOU TO LIE’s all-out, good-girl-turned-mad, in-your-face-suspense-thriller is a conspiracy that will taunt you at every turn to solve its mystery—and my advice: Trust no one. Kylene Danners didn’t return to Jasperville, Ohio searching for her happily ever after. She came b A blackout. Lies. The Six. Friends turned enemies. A miscarriage of justice. Lives ruined. Secrets dark and diabolical. Nothing’s what it seems.Dust off your telephoto lens and brush up on your Muay Thai maneuvers because DARE YOU TO LIE’s all-out, good-girl-turned-mad, in-your-face-suspense-thriller is a conspiracy that will taunt you at every turn to solve its mystery—and my advice: Trust no one. Kylene Danners didn’t return to Jasperville, Ohio searching for her happily ever after. She came back to right a wrong—two wrongs—one that will set her father free from an unjust prison sentence, and the other to clear her name as the town liar. If that means burying The Six a few feet under with their deceit, so be it. But a place like theirs and people like this don’t surrender secrets without a fight. Uncovering the truth will prove to be an epic battle to the death—one that few people will see coming. Amber Lynn Natusch’s brilliant and fast-paced storytelling shines through in her strong, good-girl-turned-raw heroine, Kylene Danners. This is no after-school-special; it’s authentic, cunning, and fraught with the kind of devastating, real-life events that will hammer dents in anyone’s veneer. Natusch weaves in sharp-witted dialog for her well-developed characters, creating everything from behind-the-hand giggling to full-out barking laughter as I turned the pages. Read this book the way it was meant to be read: consumed in one sitting. Once you do, you’ll be clamoring for more. If you're a Marshmellow (a fan of Veronica Mars), add this to your TBR shelf. You'll love it. *I received an ebook ARC for review. I loved the ebook so much, I pre-ordered the hardcover with my own cash.
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  • Caden Armstrong
    January 1, 1970
    IF YOU ARE A FAN OF VERONICA MARS THEN YOU MUST READ THIS AMAZING THRILLER NOVEL! I loved this story and its complex story and characters! I cannot wait for the sequel!
  • Rachel E. Carter
    January 1, 1970
    Veronica Mars fans, this book is for you. For anyone who wanted a YA mystery/thriller where the protagonist (gasp!) actually trains to be kickass and spouts feisty dialogue without sounding forced/cliche, this is for you. For anyone who wanted a YA romance to actually build with tension over the series instead of proclamations of love or instalike in the first book, this is for you. Not only was this book amazing, but Amber builds to a climactic finish promising even more conspiracies and potent Veronica Mars fans, this book is for you. For anyone who wanted a YA mystery/thriller where the protagonist (gasp!) actually trains to be kickass and spouts feisty dialogue without sounding forced/cliche, this is for you. For anyone who wanted a YA romance to actually build with tension over the series instead of proclamations of love or instalike in the first book, this is for you. Not only was this book amazing, but Amber builds to a climactic finish promising even more conspiracies and potential romance to come. I loved this book so much that I had to go out and preorder a signed hardcover in addition to my ARC!
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  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Sassy, snarky, sarcastic characters!  This was such a fun book for me.Trigger/content warnings for sexual assault and physical abuse.Kylene's father was recently convicted of murder and her mother left.  So Ky has to move back to her home town and live with her grandpa (who I loved).  Her family left a couple years earlier after Ky had naked pictures taken at a party and leaked online.  The suspects were all football players and they were protected instead of her.  One was also her ex boyfriend. Sassy, snarky, sarcastic characters!  This was such a fun book for me.Trigger/content warnings for sexual assault and physical abuse.Kylene's father was recently convicted of murder and her mother left.  So Ky has to move back to her home town and live with her grandpa (who I loved).  Her family left a couple years earlier after Ky had naked pictures taken at a party and leaked online.  The suspects were all football players and they were protected instead of her.  One was also her ex boyfriend.Ky falls back into her normal friendship with Garrett easily.  She didn't really talk to him when she was gone and it really broke him.  But he's a great guy and willing to let it go.  They also become friends with the new girl from Canada, Tabby.  The friendship between these three really made the story for me.  They were all so sarcastic and funny, but the love was obvious.  Tabby fit right in with them.Kylene still wants to prove who took those photos of her and she also wants to find a way to prove that her dad is innocent.  She's smart, but she also can't keep quiet and it makes her a target.  Some of the football players start threatening her.  She gets followed, harassed, and her house is broken into.  Things start to get scary for her as she weaves through so many things that all seem connected.  I don't want to get into the story too much because it's best to go in without knowing anything major.  Ky has to figure out who she can trust and realizes how big these threats really are.  The pacing is great and it's so easy to like most of the characters in the book.   Besides the main three, I really liked Gramps, her dad's old partner, and Meg.  Agent Dawson grew on me and I ended up liking AJ a lot, too.   There were also plenty of people to hate.I gave this book 5 stars and I cannot wait until I can read the next book.  Thank you to Tor Teen for sending me a copy for review.  Also thank you to Amber for helping me get a copy.  
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  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    *Source* Publisher/NetGalley*Genre* Young Adult / Thriller*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*Dare You to Lie, by author Amber Lynn Natusch, is the first installment in the authors Hometown Antihero series. Kylene Danner's is your protagonist for this series. Ky didn’t return to her former hometown of Jasperville, Ohio searching for her happily ever after. She came back so that she could right a few wrongs that have been done to herself and to her father FBI Detective Bruce Danners. The second part won't be *Source* Publisher/NetGalley*Genre* Young Adult / Thriller*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*Dare You to Lie, by author Amber Lynn Natusch, is the first installment in the authors Hometown Antihero series. Kylene Danner's is your protagonist for this series. Ky didn’t return to her former hometown of Jasperville, Ohio searching for her happily ever after. She came back so that she could right a few wrongs that have been done to herself and to her father FBI Detective Bruce Danners. The second part won't be so easy as she believes. Especially in a town filled with secrets.*Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/201...
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  • Mischa Thrace
    January 1, 1970
    If you like badass girls who take zero shit, plots chock full of scandal and snark, and a friendship worthy of Buffy/Willow/Xander (without the supernatural baddies), then you're going to ADORE this book. DARE YOU TO LIE is a furiously fast-paced introduction to what better become a series!
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  • Sha
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Tor/Forge and NetGalley. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. The copy I am reviewing is an Uncorrected Digital Galley. I don’t like to DNF a book, but I’m currently at 8% in Amber Lynn Natusch’s Dare You to Lie and I really want to put this book down and also really far away.The first chapter of the Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Tor/Forge and NetGalley. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. The copy I am reviewing is an Uncorrected Digital Galley. I don’t like to DNF a book, but I’m currently at 8% in Amber Lynn Natusch’s Dare You to Lie and I really want to put this book down and also really far away.The first chapter of the book was well-written and set up the plot very well. To be fair, the first chapter took about two minutes to read because it just consisted of Kylene hearing the judge pronounce her father guilty, but the entire mood of the chapter framed the book perfectly for a teen determined to clear her father’s name.Then chapter two started and I felt like I was reading this whole other book. First of all, Kylene has the most brash way of talking. She is aggressive and immediately identifies others as “mean girls” or “bullies.” All her interactions with her peers in the pages I have read (excluding Tabby and Garrett, but I will get to them) are negative. Either they are verbally fighting and trading crude insults or she is throwing nasty looks. In one scene, Kylene actually trades insults with a teacher.Kylene meets up with her old best friend, Garrett, in chapter two. The meeting is immediately made awkward (to me, anyway) when Garrett sizes up Kylene’s chest and Ky responds with an offhand comment on how little he has changed. Garrett and Ky’s friendship is played to be this comedic duo, where they frequently burst out laughing at each other’s jokes and antics, but a lot of the jokes are very middle-school level … or not funny at all.Also on her first day, Kylene meets Tabby, a new girl at the school. Their encounter has to be the most uncomfortable meeting of friends I have ever read. Tabby enters study hall, where a bully immediately asks her if the “carpets match the drapes.” So ensues a huge verbal spar between Ky and the bully and then Tabby and the bully and then basically everyone where people are told they have small breasts, have crabs and lice, and are called illegal immigrants (because they come from Canada??).If Ky’s juvenile behaviour and aggressive speech is not frustrating enough, Natusch has the habit of creating overly dramatic scenarios for Kylene to “solve” to make her look heroic. Scenarios that I find are unnecessary and burdensome to the plot. For example, during her lunch hour, Kylene happens to stumble upon a car rocking suspiciously. She approaches and sees a guy trapping a girl inside. Then we have this dramatic fight between her and the guy (physical) and she rescues the trapped girl. Now I do not take physical or sexual abuse lightly. I do not believe Natusch threw in this scene for a joke either. However, there is little weight attached to the scene because of how comedic the fight is and how little actual and meaningful discussion takes place following the assault.I’ll repeat that I dislike DNF’ing books. For this reason, halfway through the review (aka, just now) I left to continue reading the book. However, I was only able to continue to 60% with major skimming and now need to officially announce this book is a DNF. I believe in giving a book every chance — if I DNF, I won’t know if a character sees the error in a behaviour that I disliked. However, even at 60% Kylene is obnoxious and abrasive.To update my previous statements, Kylene does follow-up on the girl whose boyfriend is abusive. But it’s such a “saviour” dynamic where Kylene is shown as the all-knowing hero, there to rescue the girl (Amy) while Amy is completely clueless about what is happening and how to help herself.Every other chapter either shows Kylene yelling at/insulting some one who either disagrees with her viewpoints or is classified as a “bully/mean girl” OR shows her physically assaulting someone (punching etc). I could not get behind any of her decisions, or her attitude. Besides her aggressiveness, Kylene constantly acted well below her years: she would lash out, make juvenile jokes and her plans to save her father were not always well thought out. In fact, most of the characters in the book lacked maturity.I’m giving this book one crown, bearing in mind it is a DNF (my first in more than a year, sadly). I tried with this book, but there is little I enjoyed. Kylene is not a pleasant main character. Her supporting cast (Garrett and Tabby) do nothing but follow her lead in name-calling/juvenile behaviour. Many of the B-characters are categorized as “bullies/mean girls” and add nothing to the plot but needless drama. The mystery plot in the book is almost drowned out by Kylene’s ongoing school drama. I would not recommend this book.
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  • Rae
    January 1, 1970
    Check out this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.comDare You to Lie is a mystery about a crime-fighting detective who happens to be a 17-year-old girl. When Ky's father is framed for murder, she takes it upon herself to clear his name. In the process, she also works to expose the guilty parties who posted scandalous pictures of her on the internet. Even though the town has seemingly turned against her, Ky shows remarkable courage in the form of grit, wit, and sarcasm.I ado Check out this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.comDare You to Lie is a mystery about a crime-fighting detective who happens to be a 17-year-old girl. When Ky's father is framed for murder, she takes it upon herself to clear his name. In the process, she also works to expose the guilty parties who posted scandalous pictures of her on the internet. Even though the town has seemingly turned against her, Ky shows remarkable courage in the form of grit, wit, and sarcasm.I adore thrillers and mysteries on audiobook, so I was excited to listen to this one! While on the whole I liked it, unfortunately I didn't love it. The writing was solid, but the story didn't suck me in, and the plot seemed to drag at times.I think part of the reason why the story didn't suck me in is because of the two very different cases Ky was working on. Ky was not only working to solve her father's case, but she also had her own photo scandal case. I think it would have worked well to have one case or the other--not both. Having both cases discussed in the same book was distracting.The ending was fine. There are still unanswered questions, but I would imagine those will be covered in the next book.I did like Ky as a protagonist. She was a fierce character who didn't take guff from anyone. She put people in their places and stood up for what she believed--even if that put her in the line of fire. I like fierce female characters, so Ky fit the bill. I also liked her trusty sidekick Garrett. Their friendship was sweet, and their banter delightfully witty.The other characters in the book were okay. I didn't find the antagonists particularly compelling. They felt generic--nothing about them stood out to me as unique or interesting.The voice-acting was nicely done. I enjoyed listening to the voice actress narrate the book. Her voice worked well for the book's content.I recommend this book to Veronica Mars fans and those looking for a light read.Thank you to MacMillan Audio for providing the audiobook version of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Paula Phillips
    January 1, 1970
    I love my mysteries as much as I love my romances and this one drew me in as the author K.A Tucker had mentioned on the cover two of my favorite series - Riverdale and Veronica Mars. I also have an infinity for Teen girl detective like characters. I have to admit though that the main character reminded me more of Veronica Mars and a bit like Jughead rather than the female characters of Riverdale as she had more bite and guts and didn't come off as hiding even when things got tough. Kylene aka Ky I love my mysteries as much as I love my romances and this one drew me in as the author K.A Tucker had mentioned on the cover two of my favorite series - Riverdale and Veronica Mars. I also have an infinity for Teen girl detective like characters. I have to admit though that the main character reminded me more of Veronica Mars and a bit like Jughead rather than the female characters of Riverdale as she had more bite and guts and didn't come off as hiding even when things got tough. Kylene aka Ky's father has been framed for a murder of a fellow FBI agent, and now she has to move back to her childhood hometown and live with her grandfather who is the prison warden of the prison her dad is in. Before this happened, Ky was part of a sex tape fiasco and photos of her were distributed, and no-one charged, and she was made out to be the one who cried wolf. Now she's back at the high school and facing all her old enemies and the few friends she has left. Ky is adamant her dad was set up and is determined to find proof of his innocence but as she delves deeper into the case, her friends and herself will start to uncover a town widespread conspiracy and soon will prove that you can't trust anyone as they are all connected even her best friend Garrett's dad - the sheriff of their town. Can Ky and her friends unravel the conspiracy before more people are hurt, and innocents are framed? Find out in Book #1 of the Hometown Anti-Heroes Series "Dare You To Lie" as it's move over Veronica Mars and make way for Kylene Danner's with Amber Lynn Natusch's new series.
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  • Sionna
    January 1, 1970
    review to come. I'm at a weird I wasn't really into it vs. I really wish I had the sequel in my hands phase. I don't even know.... so I need time to work out my feelings.
  • Cristin
    January 1, 1970
    Dare You to Lie is ONE OF US IS LYING meets Veronica Mars with an endearingly smart-mouthed protagonist, a well-developed cast of lovable side characters, and a looming sense of danger. This was fun, tense...unputdownable!
  • Sana
    January 1, 1970
    Hometown Antihero! What a great name for a series
  • Jessica Pennington
    January 1, 1970
    So excited for this one!
  • Brittany Lamb
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5 starsThank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved this. It was not at all what I was expecting but in the best way possible. I didn't realize that I needed a new mystery series in my life, but guess what? I did. The plot in this book is so heavy and dense but it somehow never feels at all overwhelming. I've seen other reviewers compare it to Veronica Mars, but I've never read anything in that series or even *4.5 starsThank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved this. It was not at all what I was expecting but in the best way possible. I didn't realize that I needed a new mystery series in my life, but guess what? I did. The plot in this book is so heavy and dense but it somehow never feels at all overwhelming. I've seen other reviewers compare it to Veronica Mars, but I've never read anything in that series or even watched the tv show so I have absolutely no idea if this is anything like it, but if it is, then maybe I need to check out Veronica Mars. There are so many different mysteries going on in this that it all kind of turns into one big conspiracy and I love that. I mean, how many times do I have to say 'love' in italics or bold print to really get my point across? The characters all feel a little shady (besides our main character, Kylene), so you're always guessing who's guilty of what and wondering who is worthy of trusting. Personally, I can't wait to find out who else is hiding secrets in future books in the series. I have lots of theories.It took me a little while to warm up to Kylene because she has one of those really thick heroine personalities that is trying to not come off as heroic and this usually ends up with the character saying things that kind of make me cringe (which definitely happens here). But even though I didn't really care so much for her personality, I was all in for the cause. There is so much going on in this book that not liking how some of the characters are written won't distract you for long. Overall, I'm so excited for the next installment. Natusch has got a winner on her hands.
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  • Chelsea Girard
    January 1, 1970
    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 herse 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.The vengeance is real and so is the truth.Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch has got me messed up! This book was so suspenseful, chilling and wrong for all the right reasons. This fast paced mystery/thriller is seen through the eyes of a raw, kickass Kylene Danners who will undoubtedly become your favourite badass. The witty dialogue kept you involved in the real life, authentic surroundings that became Natusch’s perfect read for every reader.I absolutely loved how impulsive and real Ky’s character was an no doubt, the character development was hit out of the ballpark and continued throughout the entire story. Ky’s character is that girl that you want to have your back, go on adventures with and trust with your life. Revenge is bittersweet but Ky will do anything to clear her family's name and make it through her everyday challenges, that become worse, everyday. There are secrets everywhere and everyone has them.I would recommend this book to those who love a good mystery/thriller. Natusch’s debut book is a gamer changer and will seriously keep you on your toes! Dare You to Lie better be on your TBR!
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I've seen many reviews comparing Dare You to Lie to Veronica Mars and I feel like that's an accurate comparison. This definitely reads like one of those snappy, smart, edge-of-your-seat but maybe just a little bit campy teen shows that I am convinced I will never age out of. I feel like there's no arguing that Ms. Natusch is a gifted writer. I appreciated the witty dialogue and the smart humor. I loved that this wasn't dumbed down or oversimplified. I feel like for YA readers - young and old - t I've seen many reviews comparing Dare You to Lie to Veronica Mars and I feel like that's an accurate comparison. This definitely reads like one of those snappy, smart, edge-of-your-seat but maybe just a little bit campy teen shows that I am convinced I will never age out of. I feel like there's no arguing that Ms. Natusch is a gifted writer. I appreciated the witty dialogue and the smart humor. I loved that this wasn't dumbed down or oversimplified. I feel like for YA readers - young and old - there's going to be great appreciation that the book, and the characters in it, are smart, savvy, and strong. I particularly loved that Kylene was written with pluck, sass, and some kick-butt physical capabilities - while still coming off as a little bit vulnerable and relatable. She appealed to me emotionally as well as to that part of me that wants to cheer for the badass anti-hero. I had some "first book in the series" issues that I'm guessing will not be an issue moving forward. There's a lot of groundwork laid in this one and it dragged for me in places. However, now that the background has been laid out, I'm excited to see where this series goes from here. There's a lot of action, mystery, some snappy humor, and just enough emotion to keep my heart on the hook (though I'm definitely hoping to see some more relationship development moving forward!). Dare You to Lie was an exciting and fun new adventure and I'm definitely coming back for more! ~ Shelly, 4 Stars
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  • Savanah Rae
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.This book is pretty good. This book is part of a series, this being the first of the series.Kylene's father is an FBI agent who is framed for murder. Kylene is forced to live with her grandfather in a town that has let her down and a boy who has betrayed her. Kylene's mission in life is to try to prove that her father is innocent. She doesn't care what anyone else says, she knows the truth about her father.Kylene is for I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.This book is pretty good. This book is part of a series, this being the first of the series.Kylene's father is an FBI agent who is framed for murder. Kylene is forced to live with her grandfather in a town that has let her down and a boy who has betrayed her. Kylene's mission in life is to try to prove that her father is innocent. She doesn't care what anyone else says, she knows the truth about her father.Kylene is forced to prove that the town has their own skeleton's in their closet and she needs to find out who the real killer is.I'm excited to read the other books in this series when they come out.
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  • TJ Burns
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book from MacMillian Tor via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsDare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch is an intense thriller in which multiple cases are being investigated at once. I enjoyed the concept and the main character, but I had some issues with the pacing. Overall, I still had an enjoyable experience with the book, and it is perfect to curl up with this fall.Full review on The Candid Cover
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  • Kit Frick
    January 1, 1970
    A fast-paced thriller with a whip-smart and smart-mouthed protagonist. I immediately loved Kylene, both for her "act first, think later" attitude and for her grit and propulsive drive to get to the bottom of the highly personal scandal haunting her return to her Ohio hometown. As Kylene works to uncover the truth about the person or people who wronged her, as well as her FBI agent father's almost certainly wrongful conviction for murder, you'll be drawn in by her bad-assery as well an endearing A fast-paced thriller with a whip-smart and smart-mouthed protagonist. I immediately loved Kylene, both for her "act first, think later" attitude and for her grit and propulsive drive to get to the bottom of the highly personal scandal haunting her return to her Ohio hometown. As Kylene works to uncover the truth about the person or people who wronged her, as well as her FBI agent father's almost certainly wrongful conviction for murder, you'll be drawn in by her bad-assery as well an endearing supporting cast. There are plenty of high-tension moments and mysterious subplots to keep even veteran readers of YA thrillers engaged and turning pages.
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  • Kim Savage
    January 1, 1970
    Equal parts fierce and funny, Kylene Danners is the friend you wish had your back. Natusch throws the reader into a pulse-quickening quest for justice that left me whiplashed in the best possible way. I want—no, need!—to see what Kylene does next!
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  • Maxine Kaplan
    January 1, 1970
    Any fan of Veronica Mars is going to seriously NEED this book. The impulsive, brilliant, and righteously pissed off MC Kylene Danners throws you headlong into the delightfully lurid underbelly of a small Ohio town and her sidekicks are just as vibrant and compelling. It's a hard-charging debut that's going to make your furious for the sequel. Get it.
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  • Katelin
    January 1, 1970
    *received copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review*WOW I absolutely adored this novel! Amber's novel was well written, full of suspense, and maturely handled tough topics - I am so impressed! The plot was very engaging, full of many twists and turns to keep readers guessing and engrossed in what might happen next. The pace was quick, and easy to read - I read most of the novel in one sitting. Kylene's character is strong, rebellious, and a force to be reckon with throughout the entir *received copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review*WOW I absolutely adored this novel! Amber's novel was well written, full of suspense, and maturely handled tough topics - I am so impressed! The plot was very engaging, full of many twists and turns to keep readers guessing and engrossed in what might happen next. The pace was quick, and easy to read - I read most of the novel in one sitting. Kylene's character is strong, rebellious, and a force to be reckon with throughout the entire novel. After a photo scandal forced her to leave town, she is back with vengeance and determined to find out what really happened that evening two years ago. Beyond that emotionally exhausting task, she is hoping find new leads in order to free her disgraced father from prison - and his murder charge. The novel is full of rich characters, including her two supportive friends - one featuring sweet Canadian roots, and the other an old childhood bestie. The setting was excellent, and realistically shared the various struggles individuals can face in high school. As the lines blur between friends and foes, the plot digs deeper into the tainted town, leading to beautifully executed suspense elements. Kylene must battle old enemies along with new villains, if she wants to make it through senior year alive.
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  • Felicia Mathews (Bookishly Slytherclaw)
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of Dare You to Lie through Netgalley. All thoughts are my own. Mysteries are definitely not my usual genre, but this one was so amazing. I read it slower than I do most books because I wanted to make sure I was actually understanding everything and not missing details and I'm so glad I did. Can't wait to read more from Amber Lynn Natusch in the future. Full review to come!
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  • C.N. Crawford
    January 1, 1970
    Adored this book. It's a fast-paced YA mystery you won't be able to put down. It's perfect for Veronica Mars fans and those who like a lot of wit in their YA.
  • Carolyn O'Doherty
    January 1, 1970
    This book is an exciting thriller with a bad-ass heroine. Kylene can't stop herself from getting in trouble, which makes for rough situations for her and great action for her readers. Fun characters, witty dialogue, and non-stop action kept me flipping pages to find out what happens. Enough gets wrapped up to make this series opener feel satisfying as a stand alone with lots of loose threads to keep the plot going. Definitely worth a read!
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    #DareYoutoLie #EdelweissThank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for the E-arc copy of this novel.Dare You to Lie was a thriller from beginning to end. When Kylene is forced to move back with her grandfather due to her father's murder charge. She has to re-visit the small town that almost destroyed her life once. As the plot unfolds, Ky finds that secrets and lies are everywhere in the town. She must try to navigate these while also helping clear her father's name for murder. Who do you trust wh #DareYoutoLie #EdelweissThank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for the E-arc copy of this novel.Dare You to Lie was a thriller from beginning to end. When Kylene is forced to move back with her grandfather due to her father's murder charge. She has to re-visit the small town that almost destroyed her life once. As the plot unfolds, Ky finds that secrets and lies are everywhere in the town. She must try to navigate these while also helping clear her father's name for murder. Who do you trust when everyone has secrets? I loved the quick pace of the novel and that it reads like a young adult's voice. It is a definite read for #2018!
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  • Becca
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I received a copy of Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Meet Kylene. Kylene is the spit-fire daughter of an FBI agent who’s been framed for murder. She knows he didn’t do it, and now she’s determined to clear his name. Unfortunately, that means returning to the town that she escaped two years prior; after a photo scandal that drove her away and made her lose trust in the person she once loved.Something corrupt is happening in that small tow Note: I received a copy of Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Meet Kylene. Kylene is the spit-fire daughter of an FBI agent who’s been framed for murder. She knows he didn’t do it, and now she’s determined to clear his name. Unfortunately, that means returning to the town that she escaped two years prior; after a photo scandal that drove her away and made her lose trust in the person she once loved.Something corrupt is happening in that small town; the photo scandal, her father being framed, and a football team who seems to get away with everything. Is it all connected? Did Ky thrust herself into a much bigger problem?Fans of Veronica Mars and Riverdale, rejoice! As mentioned on the cover of Dare You to Lie, this book is perfect for you!I’m newish to thrillers, and have been on a YA Thriller kick after reading One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, so when I seen this e-ARC ready to be requested, that’s exactly what I did. I’m a big fan of films, novels, television shows, and video games that center around a woman who can truly kick ass. Listen, Sweet/Vicious, Veronica Mars, Tomb Raider? They’re all on my list of absolute favorites. And, Kylene is definitely a great addition to that list. Her attitude and sassy tone had me cheering her on throughout Dare You to Lie.In terms of the plot, Dare You to Lie had me on the edge of my seat. There are so many questions that arise throughout the novel, that it has you wanting to read chapter after chapter. Amber Lynn Natusch had me rooting for the good guys, which surprisingly, doesn’t happen too often for me. So, kudos to her on that.I truly adored the relationship that Kylene has with her old best friend, Garrett, and her new best friend, Tabby. It was clear that the trio would do anything to protect each other. And, let’s not me getting started on a certain ship that I didn’t expect would have me cheesing like an idiot. Honestly, all of the character and relationships were written so well.The only thing to turn me off was some of the cringe-worthy dialogue. There were some lines that I just couldn’t imagine a teenager saying, but alas, everyone’s different and has their own tone, so that’s probably more of a me problem than a book problem.Dare You to Lie is definitely a promising start to a series that I plan on continuing. In the ending chapter, it’s clear that Amber Lynn Natusch plans on diving deeper into the town’s mysteries & causing more questions to arise. I look forward to seeing Kylene’s development throughout the series, and I’m really excited to see how her relationships with others will progress. Dare You to Lie is definitely a book to add to your TBR, especially if you enjoy Veronica Mars, or just thrillers in general.
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  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Dare You to Lie (Hometown Antihero #1) by Amber Lynn Natusch5 starsM/F MysteryTriggers: Conspiracy, addiction, sexual assault, attempted murderI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Whew! I did not really know what to expect from this book, but I loved it! Natusch really sucked me in from the start.It's fast paced with a few different back stories and directions that this book could take you on. You're pulled in different directions right when you think you're heading straigh Dare You to Lie (Hometown Antihero #1) by Amber Lynn Natusch5 starsM/F MysteryTriggers: Conspiracy, addiction, sexual assault, attempted murderI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Whew! I did not really know what to expect from this book, but I loved it! Natusch really sucked me in from the start.It's fast paced with a few different back stories and directions that this book could take you on. You're pulled in different directions right when you think you're heading straight again. It was a twisty, curvy, bumpy road that you just didn't want to navigate away from.Kylene is amazing. She's strong, testy, feisty, compassionate, smart and above all, she never gives up. Garrett, Tabby and Kylene are a fierce threesome. I hope they continue on in the next book. I also loved the insertion of the new FBI agent, despite his arrogance and annoying personality traits.This book keeps you guessing and when you think you know what's going on, something else is thrown in to the mix.I can't wait to see what happens next!
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