Title: Three Little Lies
Author: Melissa Wolff
Audience: Young Adult
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Melissa Wolff
Cover by: Janine Fourie
Editor: Emily Hendricks
Pages: 260 pages
Date Published: June 4, 2014.
It is the summer of 2012. The sky is blue, the ocean is crisp, and six young women are missing, including Madison Porter.
At the disappearance of her best friend, Amber Swanson falls into a spiral of destruction. She smokes, drinks and gets caught stealing. Her parents don't know what to do with her, so she is sent to live with her half-sister, Rebecca, in Virginia.
Ethan Hunter lives by the saying ‘blood is thicker than water’; even when his mother up and left him. At sixteen, he’s torn between holding on to the only family he has left and forging his own path for the future. He secretly plans his escape from his small, southern town.
The two lives collide and, as Amber puts the pieces of her best friend’s disappearance together, she and Ethan are thrown into a whirlwind of secrets, deceit, and murder.
My Review: I loved this book, it had the bones of a great story! All the elements are there. The characters are awesome and just when you think you have it all figured out boom the element of surprise hits you and you never saw the twist coming! However, I had trouble with the grammatical errors that were in the story far to many for me to ignore and anyone who has read my reviews knows I don't usually call anyone out on these but this time it truly affected the way I had to read the book. Some I did over look but others like the character name change on two pages. I don't like to call anyone out on things wrong but it did affect how I read the story. I truly did love the book once I got past the grammatical stuff. Melissa Wolff has a great structured story and very believable characters and as far as the genre for this book she nails it head on! I would very much so love to read more by Melissa Wolff in the future.
“Thanks,” I muttered, forgetting for a moment that I didn't like him. “Why are you screaming at me?”
“Because you were screaming yourself,” Rebecca said. “You must have fallen asleep and you started crying out.” I sat up straighter. Not this again I thought. The doctor said the pills would take care of it.
“How bad?” I asked. “What did I say?”
“I couldn't understand you,” Rebecca admitted. “But it sounded pretty bad. Is everything okay?”