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There Will Be Lies

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.

Book Nick Lake Mystery 2015
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THERE WILL BE LIES is a tricky thriller with a believable and sympathetic teen protagonist. Author Nick Lake sustains the suspense from first chapter to last, delivering plenty of plot twists while still paying attention to the psychological reality of the story he's devised.

Because Shelby's visits to the Dreaming at first feel unconnected from the main narrative, those scenes feel a little draggy, until Lake makes it clear how high the stakes truly are. He also treats the Native American mythology with respect, capturing the conflicted nature of the trickster god Coyote, and he paints a vivid portrait of the Southwest.

Book Details

  • Author: Nick Lake
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Topics: Adventures, Wild Animals
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: January 6, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 15 - 17
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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