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The Secrets of Lily Graves
by Sarah Strohmeyer


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Gone Girl meets Six Feet Under in bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer's romantic YA mystery about a girl who must unravel a web of lies in her small town before it's too late.

Descended from a long line of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Gone Girl meets Six Feet Under in bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer's romantic YA mystery about a girl who must unravel a web of lies in her small town before it's too late.

Descended from a long line of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. So after senior-class president Erin Donohue--perfect saint to the community--turns up dead, Lily believes it's her job to find the culprit. But Lily has feelings for Erin's ex-boyfriend, Matt, which makes both of them suspects and makes Lily's investigation . . . complicated. As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, between genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.

Fans of Sara Shepard who enjoy realistic contemporary fiction with a dash of mystery will love the secrets, lies, and romance swirling in this sexy, intriguing novel.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062259608
  • ISBN-10: 0062259601
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 298
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Fiction > Romance - General
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Social Themes - Dating & Sex
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-03-31
  • Reviewer: Staff

Strohmeyer (How Zoe Made Her Dreams Come True) delves into murder mystery territory in a story helmed by 17-year-old Lily Graves, who has had a lifelong relationship with death. “I’d been warped, for better or worse,” she explains, “growing up in a funeral home and being lulled to sleep as a toddler by the whirr of Boo’s embalming machine injecting pink-tinted formaldehyde into the veins of corpses in the room below.” Lily’s goth-girl attire, fearless attitude, and knowledge of mortuary science help fuel an eerie story that opens with an aggressive graveyard confrontation instigated by Lily’s holier-than-thou classmate Erin Donohue, who believes Lily is after her boyfriend, Matt. Soon after, Erin is found dead, her wrists slit in a bathtub with “surgical precision,” and Lily and Matt both become suspects. Together, they attempt to find the killer, uncovering Erin’s many secrets as they do. Lily’s acid narration and proud outsider status are high points in what’s otherwise a fairly run-of-the-mill mystery, albeit one with enough twists to keep readers guessing until the final pages. Ages 13–up. (May)

 
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