The Lying Game #2 Sandhed og Konsekvens
Title: Never have I Ever
Series: The Lying Game #2
Author: Sara Shepard
Published in English: 2011
Dansk titel: Sandhed eller Konsekvens
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: May 2019
Genre: YA & Mystery
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
My perfect life was a lie.
Now I’d do anything to uncover the truth.
Not long ago, I had everything a girl could wish for: amazing friends, an adorable boyfriend, a loving family. But none of them know that I’m gone–that I’m dead. To solve my murder, my long-lost twin sister, Emma, has taken my place. She sleeps in my room, wears my clothes, and calls my parents Mom and Dad.
And my killer is watching her every move.
I remember little from my life, just flashes and flickers, so all I can do is follow along as Emma tries to solve the mystery of my disappearance. But the deeper she digs, the more suspects she uncovers. It turns out my friends and I played a lot of games–games that ruined people’s lives. Anyone could want revenge . . . anyone could want me–and now Emma–dead.
A page-turner that will keep you on your toes, even more gripping than the first. The book starts right off the bat with mystery. The pacing is much faster than the first book making it more interesting. I was surprised how unexpected some of the things that happened were, I promise no Spoilers, let’s just say that, there are lots of twists and turns that you don’t see coming. Like in the first book, Sutton has flashbacks, and these flashbacks proved useful in this book! It’s awesome how she got a voice as well.
The writing is cool and easy to understand. Shepard has a way with words and in this book, it didn’t seem forced, the conversations seemed to flow on a natural pace and she didn’t attempt to write drama, when there were no need for it, it all seemed really real and scary!
This book will capture the interest of the younger audience, but me as a woman well above the 20ies thinks it’s amazing still, so I guess it depends on your interests. I for instance love The Vampire Diaries, Pretty little Liars and other shows / books in this genre.
The characters in the first book seemed to lack personality but this installment makes up for it with a lot of background information and more time spend with Sutton’s friends.
I like how Emma is different from Sutton. She’s a lot more down to earth and actually cares what other people think, I really hope she’ll stay that way and not avert to the personality of Sutton. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next.