THE BOOK OF LIES by Teri Terry

THE BOOK OF LIES

Age Range: 13 - 17
BUY NOW FROM
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

When identical twins tell each other lies, the result could be deadly.

Piper has led a posh life in Winchester, England, with loving parents, popularity in school, and boyfriend Zak (the only character of color) at her beck and call. Her identical twin, Quinn, was raised by their eccentric, fortuneteller grandmother in remote Dartmoor, never attended school, and only saw their mother, Isobel, sparingly. Because Isobel kept them separated, the 17-year-olds first meet at her funeral. Quinn wants to know all about the father she never had; Piper wants to know Quinn’s mysterious background. The twins’ mutual curiosity and suspicion instantly set a mood of intrigue in this thriller, which alternates their perspectives in short, first-person chapters. Reluctantly agreeing to work together to piece together their pasts, Piper and Quinn discover a bond forged through shared dreams of darkness, an inheritance, and a family curse. Readers must constantly guess who is manipulating whom as secrets and lies mount in an effort to claim the inheritance—by any means necessary. Murky bogs, stormy moors, haunted woods, and supernatural beings add to the intensity and sinister atmosphere.

With elements of gothic literature (and a few references to Wuthering Heights), this story could serve as a bridge to gothic classics. Thriller readers may simply enjoy the creepy mystery. (Thriller. 13-17)

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-544-90048-6
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Clarion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2017




MORE BY TERI TERRY

ChildrenSHATTERED by Teri Terry
by Teri Terry
ChildrenFRACTURED by Teri Terry
by Teri Terry
ChildrenSLATED by Teri Terry
by Teri Terry

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE TWIN'S DAUGHTER by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
ChildrenJANE by April Lindner
by April Lindner
ChildrenHAUNTING VIOLET by Alyxandra Harvey
by Alyxandra Harvey