Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Publication Date: December 2008

One Word Review: Creepy (in a good way?)

Author Website: www.lauriestolarz.com

First Line: “I could have died three months ago.”

Synopsis: Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret. -GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started this book, it seems like I have been drawn to stalker stories lately. Maybe it’s because I just finished my senior thesis on stalkers, but they seem to be popping up wherever I go (no pun intended). I thought Stolarz handled the stalker side of the story very well, it was very believable and I think was in tune with how a lot of stalkers operate. Anyway, the story draws you in right away and you have to keep reading to figure out what is going on with Camelia and who is stalking her. I liked Camelia’s character and thought she was easy to relate to. She is a good heroine that doesn’t drive you crazy and you understand why she reacts to things the way she does. I liked her friends Kimmie and Wes, and of course the mysterious Ben. I do wish we could have gotten to know Ben a little more, or seen a little more personality, but he was still fun to read about and you never quite know whose side he’s on. The story has a good mysterious element to it. I kind of suspected what was going on throughout but, you’re still surprised when everything comes out.

Bookworm Rating: 4
Reading Order:
Book One: Deadly Little Secret
Book Two: Deadly Little Lies

1 comment:

  1. This is one an AMAZING book. Glad you enjoyed it! (And loved that pun!)


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