Abigail is very familiar with starting over. Both of her parents are in the Army and she’s had to move and start new schools quite often in her life. This time her older sister Beth has started at uni so Abigail is going to be boarding at Cotswold. When she arrives she meets a young man by the name of Tyler who seems quite nice and then two of her three roommates and seems to hit it off wonderfully with them.
However, during her first meeting with her new roommates Abby tells a few little white lies about her past which eventually catch up to her when her third roommate, Scarlet, feels threatened. Scarlet seems to be determined to ruin Abby’s chance at a fresh start and fitting in to the new school at all costs.
White Lies became one of those books I just couldn’t put down. A fairly fast paced read that kept me engaged throughout just waiting to see where it would all go. I thought so many times that I knew what was going on and where it was going to go but in the end I wasn’t even close. A wonderful edge of your seat thriller that will have you guessing all the way to the end.
Abby is the type of character that you can’t help but feel for. She’s pretty much had to be a loner most of her life with the exception of her older sister Beth who is her lifeline during her tough times. The other students follow along with their leader, Scarlet who for whatever reason dislikes Abby no matter how hard she tries to befriend her. Scarlet is the perfect “villain” that you don’t know whether to hate or feel really sorry for.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend checking this one out if you enjoy YA thrillers with a bit of horror element thrown into the mix.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.