Deceived | Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date: 09/18/13
Summary from Goodreads:
Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad’s demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went–until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker. With the help of Brian, a boy she meets at a flea market, she discovers that this isn’t her first encounter with the murderer and that her father has been concealing her true identity for the past twelve years. But despite her father’s desperate attempts to protect her, Elle still comes face to face with the darkness she has been running from her whole life. Trapped in the woods and with help hundreds of miles away, will Elle be able to confront the Reaper and reclaim the life she lost?
What I thought. . .
I was sucked into the intrigue of Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey within the first ten pages. A spark of curiosity was started with the revelations of Elle’s recurring nightmares, her paranoia over being watched, and her father moving them from town to town, and Lindsey stoked that into a four alarm fire with the suspense and wonderful pacing of the stories and some truly delightful characters. You are helplessly consumed by these pages as you witness Elle’s nightmare seem to turn into reality. Elle is a wonderful protagonist beautifully offset by Brandon and Pixie. It was so refreshing to have supportive friendships in this story, as a lot of times I YA, heroines often have a close friend whose relationship brings negative effects. I highly recommend that you run out and get your copy of Deceived today. But I warn you, you may need to block off your afternoon!
4 of 5 stars
About the Author | Julie Anne Lindsey
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. In 2013, Julie welcomes five new releases in three genres including her newest title, DECEIVED, a YA suspense from Merit Press, and her first cozy mystery, MURDER BY THE SEASIDE, book one in the Patience Price, Counselor at Large series from Carina Press (a digital imprint of Harlequin).
Julie is a self-proclaimed word nerd who would rather read than almost anything else. She started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world. Most days you’ll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book.
Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.
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