Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Posted September 17, 2009on:
Title: Deadly Little Lies
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Good If…You enjoyed the first Touch novel or any of Stolarz’s previous books.
Summary: (Taken from Amazon)
Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift–pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben’s romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben’s abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred?
Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can’t get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on. Adam, the hot new guy at work, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn’t. Adam is easygoing, and seems to really care about her.
But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben’s past–and Adam’s. Someone is lying, and it’s up to Camelia to figure out who-before it’s too late.
My Thoughts: This series is quickly becoming my “guilty pleasure” series. It’s the series that as soon as I get a new one, I drop everything, plop down in a chair, and read it from start to finish right then. It’s also the book that I never get rid of and pick up again and again every time I don’t have something else sitting right there.
That said, the series does have its faults. For one, the secondary characters are never fully developed. Their problems are introduced but usually seem to be forgotten within the next couple of chapters without being solved.
But those things are easy to look past. The relationship between Camelia and Ben is always so intense and always keeps you guessing. I can never figure out where those two are going. The introduction of another certain male character had a major twist to the plot. Unlike Deadly Little Secrets, DLL was anything but predictable. I was guessing and second-guessing myself right up until the very last page.
Deadly Little Lies is a great continuation of the Touch series. It’s compelling, mysterious, and a book you won’t be able to put down. I highly recommend this one!
(P.S. I’d LOVE to see a movie/TV show made out of this series…does anyone else agree?)