April 21, 2014

eARC Review: TWO LITTLE LIES by Adam Kunz

  • Title: Two Little Lies 
Author: Adam Kunz

Source: eARC from author for review


Lies can be very dangerous and deadly little things.

Almost four years after Laney Matthews survived a brush with death at the hands of Robbie Jameson, she has finally picked up the pieces of her life and started over. She’s made new friends, began dating again, attended countless therapy sessions, and is about to graduate in the spring from Blackburn University. Ever since that fateful night, Laney has tried to surround herself with positivity, and so far it’s been successful … but that’s all about to come crashing down.

When Laney receives news of Robbie’s release from prison, her bubble of security bursts and she begins to withdraw from everyday life. Her friends come to the rescue with a fun winter break getaway in order to clear their heads and shake off the end of semester finals. It’s here that Laney comes face to face again with Brent Lyles, the one true love that got away, and she begins to realize maybe he’s the exact thing that’s been missing in her crazy life.

Something’s amiss at the sprawling rental property though, and when things take a deadly turn, Laney and her friends are forced to fight for their lives. Has Robbie returned to finish what he started years ago? And is Laney prepared to stand up to her past demons once and for all?

The key to her survival this time though will be trust—a feeling she hasn’t embraced in quite some time.

My take...
This winter break/weekend away is exactly what Laney Matthews needs. Even if it does fall on the anniversary of her horrific attack. Even if her almost killer is now out of prison thanks to the stupidity of our justice system. Even if her hallucinations have her seeing Robbie’s face at every turn. Yep, this weekend is about letting go and letting loose of the past. As if things are ever that easy.

From the get go this book had me on the edge of my seat and ready to burst. It was so freakin’ intense the whole way through. How does an author do that? How can they give this sense of impending doom the whole time without letting up? I don' know either, but Kunz does it and does it well. Not for one second did I feel there was a lull in his book. It was that good. And fans of Kunz’s first book, ONE TINY SECRET, will catch a glimpse of Dani in this one.

And Kunz is not one for keeping characters around either. Dude is seriously all about plucking them out when needed. Oh yeah, no one is safe with him. No one. Well besides the MC of the story. But even that was questionable at times.

I might be telling my age here, but if you are a fan of the SCREAM movies, then this is the book for you. I try to make note of every single occurrence so that I can try and figure out who is the killer. Did I guess right with this one? Hell no. Kunz being the masterful story teller he is totally pulled one over on me. Well done, Kunz. Well done.

Absolutely suspenseful, thrilling, and demanding of your attention, this book had me from the gory start and never released its hold until the very end. This book will pull you in and leave you checking your windows and locks the minute you are through. 5 Fantastic, yet Creepy Stars.

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