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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Secrets of Lily Graves (Review)

The Secrets of Lily GravesWith the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.
Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.


Check it out on Goodreads! 5 stars 

This book was nothing like I expected. Sarah Strohmeyer's other books are quite lighthearted and that's what I was expecting with this book. Not that it wasn't amazing and great. It was just a surprise. I was expecting something cute and fluffy but here we have a girl who lives in a funeral home with corpses in her basement and ends up solving a mystery! To be honest, I think I loved this even more than her other books. It was so unique and interesting!
I'm pretty proud of myself, I figured out "whodunnit" a few chapters before it was revealed and that made me quite happy. So, you've got an intense mystery that takes many twists and turns, an absolutely awesome main characters and a cool best friend as well as this funeral home Lily lives in that is a mixture of cool and creepy. Also her aunt, I just adored her. She's great as well what Lily calls her mom's boyfriend ;)
I don't know what else to say. I loved it. It was so unique. And ironically, I went to a library program about mummification a few days later and actually knew a little of what he was talking about when he mentioned formaldehyde xD  Again, great book. The writing style was the same I felt, but it was just different genre and content sort of. Either way, it worked very well for me :D

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