Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn - Book Review & Giveaway


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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Book review
 
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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.
 

Giveaway 

One very lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon or Bookdepository gift card.


 
http://jenhalliganpr.com/tour/the-darkest-lie

64 comments:

  1. I love it when a book hooks you in right from the start! It sounds awesome.

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  2. What an intriguing review! Can't wait to read this book!

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  3. It's a great review and the book sounds very gripping I wouldn't be surprised if there is a twist in it but I will have to read to find out!

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  4. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

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  5. So jealous that you got to read this in advance! Will definitely read this. The Darkest Lie has been on my TBR even since I read about it.

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  6. Would love to read this book and more of CeCe.

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  7. Hi thank you so much for the giveaway, I'm very excited for this book, I've seen it around, I'm very intrigued 😊😊

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  8. I want to read more to find out if CeCe & Sam find out what happened to CeCe's Mother

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  9. Definitely one I would like to read. I love a mystery to read and try to solve it myself before the end of the book.

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  10. Well Suze, you certainly enjoyed this read. I love it when a find turns out to be a real page-turner!

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  11. sounds really interesting! i am very close to my mother too and would relate to cece if this happened to me.

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  12. I love book like this!!! Love it when the writing is compelling and the cover is great too!

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  13. Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

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  14. Thanks for the introduction to this book.

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  15. I liked the review. Sounds like a great read.

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  16. After reading I can see why you were hooked. It is my 2 sisters who read but now I want to find out what happens to her after all of this.

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  17. Awesome review.It really piqued my interest ;)

    Betul E.

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  18. Great review. This sounds like a really gripping story.

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  19. nice review im glad u recommend it and that u liked it!! :) thank you for this chance too

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  20. I can't wait to read this and find out what happens. I love a strong female lead and a mystery.

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  21. I'd like to read this book because some of it deals with mental health and that is my profession ;) I also like mysteries :)

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  22. Great author. Thanks for the post!

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  23. I love mystery/thriller books. Thanks for the review!

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  24. The book sounds interesting but It also sounds rather tragic and sad... and I can't read that type of books. good review, though (:
    And an amazing giveaway ^^ .
    Good luck to everyone!

    My blog: http://magiverse.blogspot.co.il/

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  25. I just love the review and I would love to read this book.

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  26. I'm intrigued and want to know what happened to her mother. I look forward to reading this.

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  27. I would love to read this book!!

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  28. It sounds really good. I like books about people who overcome problems.

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  29. I am such a huge fan of mystery books and this one caught my interest. I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. This book sounds amazing! it definitely caught my attention

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  31. This book sounds amazing! it definitely caught my attention

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  32. I love your reviews. I'm following them on GR already.

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  33. This book sounds so fantastic!! I'm a big fan of stories about secrets as well, so obviously I feel like this one was written for me. :DD Great review + thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  34. I really enjoyed the book review. Sounds like a good read.

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  35. I can't wait to read this book!

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  36. Your review is really good, Suze! Not beating around the bush and highlighting all the rights aspects. There is no surprise that you made me want to read this book. Sadly, I think I have to wait some more, because money and priorities. Life sucks. Thank you for the giveaway! xoxo

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  37. I would love to read this. CeCe sounds like a very interesting character. Great mystery! :)

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  38. This sounds like an interesting book. It's a story line that appeals to me....I love books of this genre.

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  39. I love the sound of books like this, where their are mystery's and puzzles for the reader to think about x :)

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  40. I liked the review and it looks like an interesting book.

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  41. love a book that grabs you when you see it on the shelf!! this looks like a good read xx

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  42. This book sounds very scary and gripping. From the review I'm intrigued to know the secrets of the school and I'd love to win this.

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  43. this sounds like a very good read

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  44. A very deep, involving and well-written story, judging by the review. My mother's into gripping page-turners, so it'd be right up her street! :)

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  45. Great review and I would love to read this book.

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  46. Sounds like a good combination of thriller & romance!

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  47. This sounds a really good book

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  48. This sounds great, I love books that are trying to investigate and find out the truth about something, especially when it involves family.

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  49. I have to be hooked from the very beginning to be able to read a book from cover to cover. Your review makes the books sound very interesting and the synopsis sounds like a young readers book so it might be something my 20 year old would like to read.

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  50. This book sounds really great. I'm already so intrigued about the story! I love books with a good mistery, where you are discovering new things and you can't stop reading. Your review makes it sound like an amazing reading, so I hope to read this soon. And CeCe sounds like a great character! I'm adding this book to my TBR right now ;)

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  51. It would be great to win a $25 Gift Card
    to Amazon OR Book Depository.
    I liked your review of The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn.
    This sounds like a book i would enjoy reading.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  52. Good writing and an interesting story. Sounds like a book I'd like to read.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  53. Wow! Excellent review! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

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  54. I like the cover of the book! CeCe sounds like a great character! I want to read this to see what CeCe finds out.

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  55. sounds like a really fun, interesting book! Great review!!

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  56. This book is definitely a book for my high school senior. She's always reading books with drama and plenty of meat. Cece is a very strong character that has been through a lot of obstacles.

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  57. A serious read about the strongest bond of our lives. For many of us this a relationship that forms the foundation for who we are and will be.

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