Best friends tell each other the truth – don’t they?
When North Stone’s best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn’t suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.
The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that’s what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her ‘best friend’ – deadly secrets…
When the police refuse to take North’s suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe…
What does TWG think?
I’ll be honest, after reading Carys Jones’ previous novel, I was a bit apprehensive about starting ‘Dead Girls Can’t lie’. But, seeing as curiosity got the better of me, I knew I had to see what this book was about, making my decision based on this book alone and nothing else.
Well, I really hoped my plan would work. After all, the overall concept of ‘Dead Girls Can’t Lie’ is a belter! So many sticky situations for the characters to find themselves in. So many potential red herrings for us readers to lose ourselves in. I was really excited about the shell of book. But for me, once again there was just something missing.
Whilst Kerry’s death is a shocker in itself, the circumstances surrounding it with her best friend, North, seemed to make me go ‘hmmmm’ more often than going ‘oh my god, really?’ Weirdly enough though, there must have been something rather engaging about the authors writing as I still managed to finish the novel.
I would love to say that ‘Dead Girls Can’t Lie’ had me hanging off the edge of my seat, but honestly, it didn’t. Carys Jones quite clearly knows her audience and knows how to pique interest via a situation alone, BUT for me, it didn’t make me quaker in my boots.
I don’t dislike the authors writing in the slightest, I actually quite like it. To be honest, I didn’t even dislike the book. What got to me more was the frustration at how the author is quite capable of thinking up these ‘oh em gee’ storylines, but ‘Dead Girls Can’t Lie’ could really have done with extra bite and grit when it came to the execution.
Another promising novel from Carys Jones. Fingers crossed it’s third time lucky!
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