In this sequel to Lies I Told (2014), Grace tries to atone for the major theft she helped her adoptive parents commit.
Grace and her big brother, Parker, were adopted out of the foster-care system by a con-artist couple who taught them the art of grifting. As an outwardly normal-looking family, they planned and pulled off cons on wealthy neighbors. Last year, however, they stole a hoard of gold from the family of Logan, Grace’s boyfriend. Parker was captured, and Grace now ditches her adoptive dad, Cormac, to return to the scene of the crime and try somehow to get Parker out of prison. She meets a former grifter who has a beef with Cormac, and they team up to try to catch him so that Grace will have ammunition for a plea deal with the prosecutor. However, finding Cormac may prove to be difficult. Zink keeps pages turning as Grace tries to stay undercover even as she contacts a detective she thinks she can trust. With every choice she makes she seems poised on the edge of a cliff, and readers will feel that vertigo all the way through. Grace’s struggle with her guilt and her desire to stay free so she can help Parker lends even further tension to the story.
Riveting. (Thriller. 12-18)