But I know now that those aren’t the darkest lies. The darkest lie is the one we tell ourselves, the one that makes us forget everything we know to be true, the one that makes us doubt something as simple and basic as a mother’s love. This is the lie that changes us, that turns us from someone fearless and strong to someone who cowers and hides and lets others be bullied. This is the lie that is ruled me.
To reminisce about high schools days is always fun..NOT…. Painful memories and now that I have raised my daughters past this stage, it is frightening as a mother to know the peer pressure kids face now. From being bullied using technology to sex being used as an oppressive tool, how can young adult come out unscathed.
CeCe is not only dealing with normal high school drama, she just lost her mother to a apparent suicide with a scandal. The scandal makes her question if she really knew her mother. She goes thru an emotional time of despair that she finds herself isolated. With the help of the new kid in town, she begins to volunteer at the Teen Crisis center where her own mother volunteered. She begins to uncover a dark lie behind the scandal and suicide. Will she be able to overcome the shame and save someone else from the lie.
As a mom, I would caution young people in reading this. Reason being that it deals with pornography and how we are creatures of curiosity. A curiosity that can poison a mind for a lifetime. It deals with sexual addiction that is harmful. That being said, it is a subject matter that needs to be discussed and this book is a great tool to accomplish discussion and communication. The narration was juvenile and for me was on the weak side. However, the plot was a thriller in uncovering the culprit and just a reminder wolves always come to the vulnerable in sheep clothing.
A Special Thank You to Kensington Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.