Review: The Lies That Bind by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Author: Lisa and Laura Roecker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: November 6, 2012
arc paperback, 316 pages
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult
Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace--who's supposed to be dead.
Another Sister Gone
A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearance is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there's no way she'll let them get away with it twice. It's up to quirky outsider Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing's as it seems, who can she trust?
*Spoiler Alert* This review will contain spoilers for the first book, The Liar Society.
Lies That Bind picks up where The Liar Society ends. After solving the mystery of Grace's death everything should settle back down with Kate, right? Well, where's the fun in that? Kate's life get's turned upside down again when she receives another message from 'Grace'. After a classmate goes missing, Kate vows to not let the same thing that happened to Grace, happen to this other kid. However Kate learns that the situation is even bigger than she thought. Once again Kate has to use her deducing skills to solve this mystery before it's too late.
Once again I fell in love with the second book of this series. Lisa and Laura Roecker are great story tellers. The secret societies that run the private school are back with a vengeance. Kate is not about to let the societys get away with anything. However, they have friends in high places. Kate is caught in a web, and she doesn't know who to trust. This is a great second book to a series. I don't always like the second book in series because they lack the same 'wow' factor as the first. I didn't lose interest in Lies That Bind at all. The story sucked me in from the beginning, and it had a great twist at the end. This is one of those books that you don't want to end, but you do because you want to know the outcome. If you're a fan of mystery and suspense, I believe you'll like this book.