Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review By Loraine Oliver 5 - Fantastic Stars

Innocent Lies has to be one of the saddest stories I have read up to this point this year, and I honestly do not know what to say. I am assuming this book ended in a cliff hanger, and I do hope there is another book with a different way the story ends, but time will tell.

This is the story about a girl named Dylan whose life fell apart at the age of five, when her father died, and life as she knew it ended. Her Mother blamed her for her fathers's death as he was hurrying home to see her Christmas play when he was in an accident. After this her mother fell apart, and went from one man to another until she ran into one that got her hooked to drugs and between them ran up a bill they could not pay. Dylan's personal life is horrible, living through this situation.

By this time Dylan is in her teens, and the unimaginable happens to her for days, and then she is rescued by an unknown person. He kept her safe for a couple of days and then she woke up in a hospital. Dylan goes to trial, and her mother goes to jail, and the man who was with her mother spilled his guts and was later killed.

Dylan goes to college where no one knows her and this is where the story completely goes off the charts. You will have to read it to find out but be prepared to shed some tears, because it is a devastating read, and I know I am now going to be thinking about this book for days. The worst thing is that this book takes place five years after everything she went through, and has learned to live through her brokenness only to meet up with someone who she feels she can love. But how can you love someone when everything that they are to you is nothing but a bunch of lies, and you finally realize that everything you think you love about this person is a lie.

I give this book a 5***** star rating as it was a good psychological mind blower, and even though I did not like how it ended it was a great read.