Review: Dark Secrets
Jun • 7 • 2011Legacy of Lies & Don't Tell by Elizabeth Chandler
Published by Simon Pulse on March 8th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
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"Two girls haunted by the past...and destined to relive it...
In Legacy of Lies, Megan has to stay with the uptight grandmother she wants nothing to do with. She's determined to get through the visit without any drama, but when she falls into a twisted love triangle with potentially fatal consequences, Megan may be caught up in her family's legacy in more ways than she realizes.In Don't Tell, Lauren knows that by returning to the town where her mother drowned seven years ago, she'll be reliving one of her most haunting memories. When she arrives, she is propelled into a series of mysterious events that mimic the days leading up to her mother's death. Maybe her mother's drowning wasn't an accident after all...and maybe Lauren is next."
In the first book, Legacy of Lies we meet Megan who is thrown into a long family history filled with lies. I liked Megan because she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind or ask any questions. She was put into something and dealt with it the best way she knew. She asked hurtful questions, questions that were avoided in order to get answers. And when they were still ignored she went out and got them herself. She is my kind of gal! The grandma was just mean. I knew the moment she came into the picture, that something wasn’t right.
I did enjoy how the family history repeated itself while trying to correct what went wrong. As the lies began to unravel, Megan is getting closer to death. The storyline really grips the reader and makes you hold your breath.
In the second book, Don’t tell, secrets were made and promise not to tell. The storyline was also unique in the book. I liked how the mean character in the story, preyed on a significant little girl, using her to her advantage. As I read this, I had my suspicions as to who the murder was. I keep thinking it was one person when it was actually the other. That susprised me! I like that Ms. Chandler was able to uphold a good mysterious plot till the end revealing the real murder. She did a nice job writing this book just right to keep the reader entertain.
One thing Ms. Chandler did that I adored was how while each storyline was unique, it still kept one thing the same. A dark secret. I love it. Each story held something so secretful, that you could possibly be killed in reavealing it. I love this book and have move on to reading the next one!!
I give it 5 BITES!