Title: We Told Six Lies
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Page Count: 352
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.
But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.
The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.
And that’s yours truly.
We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott is a young adult mystery/thriller. The story is told from the different points of view of Molly and Cobain and along with switching the timeline from the current to events in the past.
What the story starts off with is joining Cobain in the present as he’s being questioned by police. It seems that Cobain and Molly may or may not have been in a long time relationship depending on who is asked. But what definitely is true is that Molly has come up missing and all eyes are on Cobain.
Cobain believes that he and Molly were very much in love and he is worried that something bad has happened to Molly. Other witnesses say that Molly had said she had ended things with Cobain long ago so did he actually do anything to Molly? Did she leave on her own? Cobain is just as determined to learn the truth of what happened to Molly as the police.
The one thing that comes with having an unreliable narrator such as Cobain is the chance that the audience may not come to care about them. This would be my take on reading about Cobain and Molly’s story, I just didn’t find myself overly invested in the characters or outcome. As the story went on though I was pretty certain I knew how this was going to turn out and unfortunately that is what happened. The end may come as shocking to some but reading a lot of thrillers I can think of how it’s been done before and done better so it again made this one that will undoubtedly end up in the forgettable pile.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Victoria Scott is the author of eight novels including Titans, Fire & Flood, the Dante Walker trilogy, and Violet Grenade. She is published by Scholastic and Entangled Teen.
Victoria’s novel Titans received two starred reviews, and Fire & Flood was selected as a 2017 Spirit of Texas Reading Program book. Victoria’s novels have been bought and translated in fourteen foreign markets. The author currently resides in Philadelphia, and loves hearing from her readers. http://www.victoriascott.com