I received this book for free from a in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Please Don't Tell Published by HarperTeen on May 24th 2016
Debut author Laura Tims writes an intense and utterly gripping contemporary YA tale perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars. Joy has done everything to protect her twin sister...including murder.
Joy killed Adam Gordon for what he did to her sister, Grace. At least, that’s what she thinks happened. Now Adam can’t hurt anyone ever again, and her sister can be free from the boy who harmed her.
But someone else knows what Joy did, and they’re going to out her as a cold-blooded killer if she doesn’t expose the scandalous secrets bubbling just below the surface of her mundane town. As the demands escalate, and she finds herself falling for Adam’s half brother, Joy must figure out the blackmailer’s identity before everything spirals out of control.
Wow, this book was craaaaazy! There was blackmail, murder, drugs and alcohol, and basically I couldn’t trust anyone who could’ve been the killer. Not even the main characters, Joy and Grace (twins) themselves could I trust. This was a pretty addicting thriller because as always I have to know what really happened the night of Adam’s death. The only downfall for me was that some parts were a little predictable and I pretty much knew early on who the blackmailer was. It was still interesting enough for me to finish it because the twins were very complex characters that I needed to know more about. Also, the friendships in this story really helped. I loved that Preston was there for Joy no matter what, even at her lows. Plus I liked the fact that they were just friends and nothing more! I also really liked Levi, Adam’s half brother. He was such a cute nerdy guy that I just wanted to squish!
Although this was a dark book, I enjoyed reading it and the outcomes of a trauma. I definitely recommend reading it if you like suspense.
*Trigger warnings: sex, language, drugs, alcohol*