Friday, 21 April 2017

See How They Lie by Sue Wallman

Rating: 8/10
Published: 2nd March 2017
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 312
Synopsis from Goodreads:
All’s not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort. No one can see in. No one can get out… 
New from the talented author who brought you Lying About Last Summer: a psycho-chiller to wake up your darkest phobias. If you got to live in a luxury hotel with world-class cuisine, a state-of-the-art sports centre and the latest spa treatments, would you say ‘yes please’? 

Well, that’s kind of what Hummingbird Creek is like. No wonder Mae feels lucky to be there. It’s meant as a rich-kid’s sanatorium, but she isn’t sick. Her dad is the top psychiatrist there. But one day Mae breaks a rule. NOT a good idea. This place is all about rules – and breaking them can hurt you…

I picked up See How They Lie from the library the day before going off on a walking holiday in the Lake District. I had no idea what to expect but having heard good stuff about Lying About Last Summer I was really looking forward to this and it was truly good fun!

It's a difficult book to review because if I say too much I might risk spoiling people which I really don't want to do, so please pardon the somewhat short length of this review - it doesn't reflect how few thoughts I have about it but rather how much I really can't say without ruining the mystery!!

The plot of See How They Lie was super duper creepy, definitely earning itself a seat in the thriller genre! Although it was clear a lot of dodgy stuff was going on the mystery kept me guessing right up until the end and I loved every minute of it! So often the twists in thrillers are easy to guess which kind of defeats the object, so reading something that kept me questioning was fab! So many times I was shocked, looking at what I'd just read and going:

Sue Wallman managed to create a really beautiful setting in Hummingbird Creek, I could really see myself in the book and I really found myself emerged in the setting which added to the suspense and meant I was absolutely flying through the pages.

I'd certainly recommend See How They Lie to anyone looking for something a bit different from the usual young adult contemporary. I haven't read many young adult thriller style books before but I'll certainly be looking out for more of a similar style in the future!

Overall, See How They Lie was just jolly good fun! A really creepy story that I whizzed through in no time at all. I'd definitely suggest that you give it a try, even if you think it's not your thing it may well surprise you.

Have you read See How They Lie? Or know of any similar Young Adult Thrillers? Let me know in the comments below.

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