Sunday, November 27, 2022

*Review* Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger

Genre: YA Thriller
Published: June 5, 2018
Pages: 336

Love. Obsession. Jealousy. Murder.

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow. 

Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she's finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat... That's safer, right?

After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley for an honest review. 

I feel like I should start by saying that I requested this book as a bit of a gag. My feedback percentage on Netgalley is abysmal because I get easily suckered in to a lot of read now books that I just don't have time to actually read. Meanwhile I have a blogging friend who is much more discriminating when it comes to books she selects with a pretty healthy feedback percentage. This was a book that she really wanted to read, so she requested it and got denied. So I requested it to also get denied so I could be like "Yeah, they turned me down too." But then they didn't. I'm not sure I've ever been more upset about being approved for a book I requested than I was about this one. 

I also went into this book, the second in a duology, essentially blind because I have not read the first book. So there were a lot of things about the story that just didn't make much sense to me at first, and not a whole lot of rehashing of the backstory that I can only assume I would be familiar with if I had read book one. While that made my reading experience somewhat less enjoyable, that was my own fault, and I actually appreciate the author for not doing major rehashing that would've brought me up to speed (because that would have annoyed me if I had read the first book like a normal person). 

Even with those things in mind, once I got into this book, I had a hard time putting it down because I very much wanted to know what happened next. The plot twists kept me on my toes, but even without the book one information, I was mostly able to suss things out before any of the major reveals (which I consider a plus because I don't want to read a book that makes me feel like a big doofus for being able to figure things out). 

Overall I give Tell Me No Lies 4.2 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

A. V. Geiger is a popular online author and member of the elite Wattpad Stars program. Her original teen fiction has received millions of hits on Wattpad, the story-sharing website and was ranked number one in the mystery/thriller genre. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin boys. Learn more at

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