(EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies


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  • Secret Lies
  • Amy Dunne
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  • 04 May 2020
  • 9781602829701

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Secret Lies Free download Õ 2 Review Secret Lies Y perfect lifeNicola confronts her abuser and blackmails him to leave for good but things go terrifyingly wrong Jenny is left with a life changing dilemma should she face her fear and accept who she is or let Nicola take the blame and pretend their relationship never happene. This review was originally posted The time she spent with Nicola the she liked her Which was strange considering she generally didn t like many people But liking Nicola wasn t enough to deter her She remained adamant she would discover Nicola s dark secret Another of her own darker ualities which she d failed to mention earlier was she always got what she wanted in the end even if it was at someone else s expense Jenny in Secret Lies by Amy DunneI first came across Secret Lies when I attended the Bold Strokes Book Festival in 2013 in Nottingham England I attended the event mostly out of curiosity of what an event like this would entail especially for a publisher that focused on LGBT books While the event was enjoyable the only person who reached out to welcome those of us who knew no one else was first time author Amy Dunne Between her friendly welcome and the intriguing excerpt from her book that she read aloud in one of the panels I knew Secret Lies was a novel I wanted to read when it was published I was very excited when my NetGalley reuest was grantedOut of professional integrity Dunne and I are friends on Facebook however I would like to think that this did not influence my review of Secret LiesThe story of Secret Lies follows Jenny and Nicola two English school girls if it were set in America I would say Juniors or Seniors in High School as they meet interact and uncover each other s dark secrets Jenny is one of the popular girls in school Her friends are really frenemies and she has earned herself the reputation of being promiscuous with the boys Yet for all her cool credit Jenny is working with a therapist to stop her dependence on cutting Nicola on the other hand is the shy girl that most people never notice except to tease She is also abused by her mother s live in boyfriend One day when Nicola is fleeing from the abuse with the knowledge that if she returns she will probably be killed she literally runs into Jenny Surprising them both Jenny offers to patch up Nicola s cuts in her house Acting against her usual habits Jenny invites Nicola to stay overnight and Nicola surprises both of them by accepting They soon find out about each other than anyone else knows and underneath that there is a new feeling Will the girls survive having their darkest secrets found out and what if there was one secret than they originally thoughtI really enjoyed this book and I finished it within two days realistically two evenings Two main realizations struck me as I turned the last page The first was just how realistic the main characters and in fact all the characters were They were flawed but there were still many good ualities to them except for Chris Nicola s abuser The second thought was where was this book when I was a teenager This book would have been perfect for me in middlehigh school At the time I was looking for any book with an LGBT lead character but I tended to read dark realistic books whereas now I tend towards books with a bit fantasy or LGBT characters that are doing anything but coming out Plus I am a sucker for happy endings where the good guys winI have to start with the characters for this book as I said they were very realistic Jenny was a bit harder for me to relate to but I think that is my personal bias rather than her character She is flawed and actually aware of many of her flaws but also knows that awareness alone doesn t suddenly fix these flaws I think my favorite uote from her though was her reaction to kissing Nicola But she couldn t be gay She was Catholic popular and even had the reputation of being promiscuous with guys It would be impossible to talk about Jenny without talking about the very visceral way that Dunne brought in all the mental health struggles Jenny is dealing with Not only does Dunne step up and directly talk about the cutting she shows the mental struggles that seem too often to be missing from similar narratives A few trickles of blood and it d all be over until the next time she got this bad Her body trembled as she acknowledged her darkest secret There would always be a next time She was addicted to hurting herself It was the only way to stop the pain As someone who is studying psychology and has friend who has struggled with mental health problems I loved the inclusion of Jenny receiving treatment I found this realistic There was not an immediate fix in fact it was a slow tough slog where baby steps need to be recognized and the overall picture considered Through Jenny s interactions with her therapist and Nicola we were able to see that this was a long term problem but there were certain triggers and complications Basically I loved that the cutting and negative thoughts never just magically disappeared but had to be struggled againstIn contrast to Jenny Nicola was someone I was able to understand She worked hard and knew that university was her way to improve her life However the abuse she has to deal with and the non relationship that she has with her mother are completely foreign to me Moving away from her his savage words continued to inflict pain in a way his fists never could The possibility that his words harboured some truth tortured her every day How could her mum not know the truth It d been going on for years and it was obvious something was wrong If her mum did know would she care or even stop him There was a spark in Nicola a will to survive and do what she needed to and most of all to be herselfFor as much as I enjoyed seeing the two main characters interact my favorite character was Laura She was a uiet almost a tag along to Jenny s group of friends but the only one who ever seemed to care about people She was the first to accept Nicola and help her in social situations However Laura completely won me over when she finally got her revenge on Jenny s frenemies Honestly I laughed aloud and re read that section several times just to savor itThere two main things that I was not such a fan of and one of those is a personal preference The one main issue I had was in the character of Elizabeth Jenny s older sister While I enjoyed how she affected the plot and by the end I started to like her I found her a bit inconsistent or a bit unrealistic compared to the other characters Some of this may be due to the book being set from Jenny and Nicola s points of view As an older sibling I can understand her wanting to watch out for her younger sibling and not understanding the pressure she has caused for the younger sibling to live up to her However many of her actions are just plain creepy and bordering on pathological Yet with not too much fight she becomes almost a perfect sister While I like the final result with the realism of the rest of the novel I found it hard to accept that she had really changedMy only other complaint was the amount of romance which sounds a bit silly I am the type of person who will find anything else to do rather than watch a love scene in a movie and usually skim bits in books where the romance takes the main focus I found the beginning of the novel and the end very exciting and I couldn t read fast enough However there were a lot of love scenes in the middle and some at the end They were just freuent and in depth than I really care for Yet for all of that the writing in those sections was good and for a different reader I am sure they wouldn t even noticeAs far as the ending of the novel goes I will not go into any detail but I will say that I really liked it I was a bit worried when I saw what I thought would have been the prefect line to end on but it was a chapter too early The front door swung open For the first time in a long time Nicola felt she was home However reading the last bit I needed the closure that Dunne provided and hadn t even realized how much I wanted that chapterFinal Verdict A very realistic book for middleolder teens that I wish I had been around when I was a teenager Plato: Laws (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) many people But liking Nicola wasn t enough to deter her She remained adamant she would discover Nicola s dark secret Another of her own darker ualities which she d failed to To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings mention earlier was she always got what she wanted in the end even if it was at someone else s expense Jenny in Secret Lies by Amy DunneI first came across Secret Lies when I attended the Bold Strokes Book Festival in 2013 in Nottingham England I attended the event Sherlock Holmes (Obras completas) mostly out of curiosity of what an event like this would entail especially for a publisher that focused on LGBT books While the event was enjoyable the only person who reached out to welcome those of us who knew no one else was first time author Amy Dunne Between her friendly welcome and the intriguing excerpt from her book that she read aloud in one of the panels I knew Secret Lies was a novel I wanted to read when it was published I was very excited when Balloon Sculpting: A Fun and Easy Guide to Making Balloon Animals, Toys, and Games (English Edition) my NetGalley reuest was grantedOut of professional integrity Dunne and I are friends on Facebook however I would like to think that this did not influence What Was D-Day? my review of Secret LiesThe story of Secret Lies follows Jenny and Nicola two English school girls if it were set in America I would say Juniors or Seniors in High School as they Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software meet interact and uncover each other s dark secrets Jenny is one of the popular girls in school Her friends are really frenemies and she has earned herself the reputation of being promiscuous with the boys Yet for all her cool credit Jenny is working with a therapist to stop her dependence on cutting Nicola on the other hand is the shy girl that La franc-maçonnerie pour les Nuls en 50 notions clés most people never notice except to tease She is also abused 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Secret Lies Free download Õ 2 Review Secret Lies Would you face your biggest fear to save the one you loveNicola Jackson escapes from her abuser only to realize she has no one to turn to and nowhere to go In a twist of fate she accidentally bumps into Jenny O’Connor the most popular girl at school They strike up an unlik. The tale takes place in Brassley a large town in the East Midlands of England I needed to wing it a bit when school references that would be second nature to locals got bandied about but I didn t find that too distracting and I enjoyed trying to euate the situations to my own experiences in the United States Nicola one of the leading gals has just faced a bolt or die scenario and with a few scraps of survival genes still firing she races out of her home only to moments later smack right into Jenny the other leading gal FYI these women come from very different social standings Previously I got most of the ugly scoop on both our leading ladies and they each have some serious nearly overwhelming problems causing extraordinary pain with a large dose of helplessness tossed in These issues are what contain the secret lies However the seeds for an old adage are plantedfortune favors the brave Now that the duo has made contact in a most spectacular fashion they get to face most of the rest of the story as a team I was so hookedJenny Jennifer O Connor is not a super student like her elder sister was In fact she just slides by while smoking drinking taking drugs being sexually active and supposedly the most popular girl at school too There are mega pressures fueling her wicked ways the never ending strain to be like her elder sister constant exasperation to sustain her popularity and dark demons that she is barely managing to keep at bay Yet she has a tender and caring uality that pops out or pokes through that simply dazzled me I rooted for this complex gal to get on top of her troublesNic Nicola Jackson tries to be invisible at school and usually succeeds at being totally ignored but sometimes gets razzed She really wishes she could be invisible at home especially when her mother was at work Time and time again she is beaten and burned by her mother s live in boyfriend He tells her in no uncertain terms to get out or die one day after returning from school and being assaulted by him once again Oh my goodness I felt helpless and traumatized sharing this experience with Nic This was incredibly intense and unnerving Yet it laid out the scenario in spades Nic has a rough time in this story I really adored her as she was spot on insightful and not completely beaten downWhen a book makes me laugh with intensity and can also bring me to tears I stand up and take notice As grisly as the opening is I hadn t seen nearly the depths that would unravel and then the beauties burst forth trumping the uglies big time There is a mega amount of passion back stabbing caring of a good and not so good uality tender and passionate loving super harsh brutalizing and a truly compassionate reconciliation This is splendidly balanced from the beginning to the end I hope the harsh moments presented as the groundwork is laid do not scare any readers off I heartily recommend this book as it principally has everything but I do need to caution you it may be classified as young adult but personally based on the story line and sexual situations I would think it is aimed at the older end of the young adult market 16 18 Astonishingly magnificentNOTE This book was provided by Bold Strokes Books for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews

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Secret Lies Free download Õ 2 Review Secret Lies Ely friendship As their trust in each other develops they share their darkest secrets and their relationship blossoms into a secret romanceJenny loves Nicola but she is fearful that if their secret relationship is discovered she might lose her family friends and her seemingl. With a very fast moving plot and a few good twists this story about two teenage girls falling in love with each other puts us through a whole range of issues From teenage drama to abusive households through self hatred and self harm sexual discovery appearances and faith Ms Dunne takes them allNicola Jackson is an abused stepdaughter with a clueless mother and a disgustingly evil stepfather Jennifer O Connor a social butterfly popular and the perfect daughter is also a self cutter with a traumatic childhood event When they literally run into each other Jenny senses something about Nic and a bond is formed As the relationship develops they learn the good the bad and the ugly about the other and fall in love As shit hits the fan Jenny will have to decide how worth her relationship with Nic is as opposed to her social status and family opinionComplete review at


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Amy Dunne ç 2 Download Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Amy Dunne I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewUnfortunately I did not like this book What bothered me than anything was how uickly Jenny comes to accept Nicola I understand the severity of the situation but the moment they meet Jenny is trying to prove something in terms of friendship and

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies The tale takes place in Brassley a large town in the East Midlands of England I needed to wing it a bit when school references that would be second nature to locals got bandied about but I didn’t find that too distracting and I enjoyed trying to euate the situations to my own experiences in the United States Nicola one of the leading gals has just faced a bolt or die scenario and with a few scraps of survival genes still firing she races

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies This one surprised me I liked it than I thought I would It was an interesting story about child abuse and how the abuser can manipulate younger people It's also a love story two girls who find kindred spirits but also romantic feelings toward each other It was a lot graphic than I was expecting but I did think their love story was adorable

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Amy Dunne So this book is tough to rate I could see how many could DNF it as it seems Its hard to describe Needless to say I would recommend you push through Its got issues but on the whole worth the time spent

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    Amy Dunne ç 2 Download Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Amy Dunne Review Secret Lies With a very fast moving plot and a few good twists this story about two teenage girls falling in love with each other puts us through a whole range of issues From teenage drama to abusive households through self ha

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Amy Dunne I started this book but DNF The opening chapter is all telling with little showing While in the next chapter we're right in the midst of a violently abusive scene with far too much showing Books that make readers voyeurs of a scene of abuse can be really offensive asking even if unintentionally their readers to take pleasure in w

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Amy Dunne ç 2 Download Review Secret Lies This review was originally posted “The time she spent with Nicola the she liked her Which was strange considering she generally didn’t like many people But liking Nicola wasn’t enough to deter her She remained adamant she would

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    Review Secret Lies (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Jenny is one of those popular girls who appear to have it all She is attractive put together confident The other girls want to be her the boys want to have her But underneath the false bravado is a mess She blames herself for the death of her a

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Amy Dunne ç 2 Download I was not a fan of this book I found the majority of the characters underdeveloped and unlikable I know in romance books e

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Secret Lies Amy Dunne ç 2 Download Very few books keep you awake at night thinking about then this was oneOnly criticism is that as with many of this type of book it feels too rushed maybe the authors are help to a word limit If it was rewritten to a longer time frame would be a classic hintNot a light read but nice ending

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