About Pintip Dunn
Pintip Dunn graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. She also published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,”
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com.
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Review by Suze
CeCe was very close to her mother. Her death came unexpected and left her loved ones with a lot of questions. The police discovered her mother committed suicide after a student confirmed having an affair with her. CeCe wants the rumors to go away, she'd like to be left alone, to be able to grieve in peace and to have a calm senior year. Instead she keeps being the center of attention and it's one incident after another. Because of it she hardly has a moment of tranquility.
CeCe is trying to find out what happened to her mother. She's her mother's successor at the crisis hotline and she hopes some information will come to the surface. Sam wants to get a prestigious scholarship that would enable him to study journalism. He needs a good story for his internship so he can shine. If he helps CeCe she can help him. They're a team and are trying to uncover the school's secrets together. Someone CeCe's supposed to know is trying to scare her, but she doesn't know this person's identity. Who can CeCe really trust and what happens when she finds out the truth, will she and the people she cares about be safe?
The Darkest Lie is a gripping story about a brave girl who tries to find out what happened to her mother. CeCe can't accept the accusations, because they used to be a happy family and she's sure her mother loved her. How could she have hidden such a big part of herself from her husband and daughter? CeCe starts to unravel a mystery which puts her in danger, only it isn't clear where it's coming from and who's behind it. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't stop reading. Pintip Dunn builds the tension really well. She lets her readers follow a trail and constantly gives them small pieces of information, which I enjoyed very much. I had my suspicions and I couldn't wait to find out if I was right or not.
The Darkest Lie is a fantastic story. The writing is strong and compelling. I was hooked immediately and loved this book from beginning to end. There's a lot going on in CeCe's life and she doesn't understand a big part of it, which made me curious straight away. I'm a big fan of stories about secrets and this is definitely a good one. The writing flows easily and Pintip Dunn combines it with an interesting puzzle that every reader will want to piece together. I loved both the energy of the story and the abundance of suspense. The Darkest Lie is a fantastic book and I highly recommend it.
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