Review Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college, and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer—new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart.

Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted. Stephen knows Lucy can’t tear herself away. And their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined.

Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and staggeringly resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood, and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know you should.



This story started really well from the beginning!I find the story captivating and interesting.I loved how the story was told, we have two viewpoints, Lucy and Stephen’s.It starts  in 2017 then switches back to 2010 and works it’s way forward until the timelines merge. Which was perfect for me because it makes me understand a lot of things.The author did an amazing job a great job weaving these two characters and their lives together. 

The ending left me with some questions and I'm wondering maybe we will have another book at some point?Overall, it was a compelling,dark and intense story! 

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