Every Single Lie
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Rating: 4 Stars
I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book, and I was genuinely surprised by how engaged I became with the story.
It has been a minute since I was so invested in a YA thriller, usually adult thrillers keep me more invested. But this one is fabulous. Vincent has created a strong narrator with Beck, and I was unable to stop reading once it really got deeper into the events of the story.
This is about how she finds a baby in a bag in the gym, but it is dead. Now the police are trying to find who the baby was and what happened. Beck has all of her own thoughts and ideas about what could have happened, but she knows the baby is not hers and wishes people would stop assuming it was. Especially when the death threats and horrible treatment of strangers online culminate when an anonymous Twitter account starts sharing information about the baby and the events.
This book can be dark at times, which I think is great. I do not want to say dark for YA because that sounds very dismissive of the lives teens live now. We cannot know all of the experiences each teen is facing, and this book shows how abstract yet intense some things that happen in high school can be.
Beck is also dealing with the death of her dad from an opioid overdose, breaking up with her boyfriend, being distanced from her best friend, her mom is a a cop on this baby case, and just having relationships with her siblings. This book has many layers and they connect the story, showing how each event has affected Beck and how she has learned to deal with all of the backlash from people thinking the baby is hers. It is about how social media is all over and haunts people in different ways as well. The social media is large aspect of the book.
This story is quality because the writing is phenomenal, the narrator is real and believable, and the discovery of who the baby belongs to make me go whoa, I did not expect this. This is a great thriller that made me become an instant fan of the author, eager already for her next book.
A huge thank you to NetGalley and Bloomsbury for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.