Hanna Clark desperately wants to escape her dark past of self-mutilation and psychosis, but after she moves with her mother to a new city, she soon becomes a suspect in a murder investigation when the police find her with a dead girl from school surrounded by a pool of blood. With ominous threats and the killer on the loose, Hanna is on a mission to vindicate herself. SheHanna Clark desperately wants to escape her dark past of self-mutilation and psychosis, but after she moves with her mother to a new city, she soon becomes a suspect in a murder investigation when the police find her with a dead girl from school surrounded by a pool of blood. With ominous threats and the killer on the loose, Hanna is on a mission to vindicate herself. She races against time to prove her innocence, all while befriending the most popular girl in school, Claire Miller, and falling for Claire’s boyfriend, Josh Banks. As Hanna’s relationship with Josh begins to flourish, not only does she face Claire’s unrelenting wrath, she’s also shocked to learn Josh is a suspect in the murder as well – causing her world to come crashing down around her and leaving her mental stability hanging by a thread. Suddenly, things fall into place and Hanna learns that nothing is ever what it seems....
|Title||:||Masquerade of Lies|
|Number of Pages||:||276 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Masquerade of Lies Reviews
I'm a big fan of the Pretty Little Liars series (both the book and the TV show), so I thought I would enjoy Masquerade of Lies. Unfortunately, I didn't. I am, however, giving this 3 stars as I think that it will be appealing to its target audience and there were several aspects of the book that I did enjoy.To be fair, the mystery element was good. I like to think that I'm pretty good at 'picking the killer,' but the ending took me by surprise. Perhaps this was because there were a lot (a lot) of other suspects and a few red herrings thrown in as well. It was interesting to watch the main character channelling Nancy Drew, however, I found her methods a little underwhelming at times.The relationships in Masquerade of Lies were pretty shallow, and I think the conversation between the characters contributed to this. Perhaps this is a reflection of how these kids interacted and behaved, but I found the way Hanna interacted with some of her classmates (and her mum) bordering on rude at times. I found the book unappealing because of the shallow characters (omg, Louis Vuitton, et al), but this could just be because I'm not into that kind of thing at all. Hanna also tucks her hair behind her ears. A lot. I think this is, more than anything, a nervous trait, but it felt a little repetitive as the novel progressed.Overall, I think this will appeal to its target audience (which I am not). The mystery element was good, and there were a few twists and turns and 'ah hah' moments. While the characters annoyed me (grumpy oldish lady), I think they're a perfect reflection of 'it girls'. I received this book for free in exchange for an HONEST review.
My first impression was that this was a Lifetime movie from a book.And I do agree with another review .. "This was a quick and easy read. It was full of suspense and surprises. I think a lot of younger readers will enjoy it. I did find it overly descriptive - the brand of their clothes and the colors, their hair, the shape of their face. And a lot of things were convenient to pull the story together." I did enjoy the book and I think teens will too. But I question, at this day, if some of the emotions will seem irrelevant or "old". I would have loved to learn more about Mark.
Hanna Clark has left her dark past in Deerwood behind her and has moved with her mother to a new town. But shortly after starting at a new school she finds herself a suspect in a murder investigation when the police find her beside the body inside the victim's home. Hanna did not kill anyone and she's on a mission to clear her name. While trying to find the murderer, she becomes friends with the most popular girl in school, Claire, and falls for her boyfriend, Josh. As Hanna and Josh get closer, not only does she face Claire's wrath, she also learns that Josh is a suspect in the murder as well. She also starts getting threatening messages but she doesn't know who they're from. Hanna just wants to clear their names and get justice for her friend.This was a quick and easy read. It was full of suspense and surprises. I think a lot of younger readers will enjoy it. I did find it overly descriptive - the brand of their clothes and the colours, their hair, the shape of their face. And a lot of things were convenient to pull the story together. But overall I did enjoy the book.Thank you to librarything and the author for providing me with an e-copy.
This is a teen book, involving Hannah, who is new in her high school, trying to start a new life in a new town after a year of emotional and psychological turmoil. Now, a girl she became friends with was murdered, and she is the main suspect. So, she tries to solve the murder herself. The book itself is very well-written and easy to read. The characters are well developed and interesting. The storyline is good and intriguing. And for a debut novel, it is a great sign for the author! I expect great things for her and hope to see more of this type of book. I think teens and anyone who reads teen/ya novels will enjoy it.
Although I consider this an YA novel, it was very intense. I really didn't know who was the killer in the first 10 chapters. Then as the one person who stood out, but never was suspected was " "(not telling!) Lol. I wish they would've given more details how the killer has done this before and why.
Masquerade of Lies is a youth fiction in the mystery genre that has an involving plot. When Hanna and her mother moved to California to start a new life, Hanna thought she could leave her old one behind but she finds that you can’t truly run from your past. When Hanna befriends a group of girls, her life starts taking an unusual turn.For a new author, her book was on the ball of youth fiction. The characters were vibrant and individualistic which made you either hate them or love them. One of the main characters, Claire Miller, was a definitive mean girl, bossing her friends around so she could keep a grip on her inner circle. Hanna Clark just wanted to fit in but sometimes being part of the popular group could get you into trouble. The title is so appropriate to the story because there are so many lies that the reader has to decipher what is fact and what is hidden from the other characters, which makes for good reading. Wendy displays the mean girl so well. Claire is dead on as she is depicted exactly as a cruel, selfish girl would be, who suffers for attention. The dialogue is youth oriented and made for the focused age group.I loved reading the book because just when you think you know who the killer is, something happens to make you doubt your choices.
Great suspenseful thrilleeIts riveting, tons of suspense, mysteries left and right that keep you guessing the whole time. I would love to see this begin a short series.