Blog-Tour: Last Girl Lied To

Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing? 

Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.

Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn’t want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former friend with benefits, and Beau—the boy who turned Fiona down, who loved someone else, who might be happy Trixie is gone.

The closer Fiona gets to finding out what happened, and the closer she gets to Jasper and Beau, the more she realizes that the girl she knew better than anyone may have been a carefully constructed lie—and she might have been waiting to disappear the entire time.

Told in alternating chapters between the past and the present, Last Girl Lied To is a gripping emotional thriller.

Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, daughter, and the world’s most spoiled Chihuahua. When she’s not writing about unlikable girls, you can likely find her hiking in the woods with her family, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.

Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of Firsts and the upcoming psychological thriller Last Girl Lied To, along with an untitled thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.

Now onto the review!

Last Girl Lied to reminds me a lot of the Truth or Dare trilogy (from Paper Lantern Lit.) and Wink, Poppy, Midnight in terms of storytelling. The story is told through a narrator who keeps quite a few secrets from the reader, so you discover the answers of the mystery as you read, even though the narrator knows many of the answers.

This style of storytelling does make it a bit difficult to dive too deep into the review without giving a spoiler. But, the writing style and story telling were unique in a way that very much fit the suspenseful plot and the thriller genre. Thrillers aren’t something I usually gravitate to, but I quite enjoyed this one.

In addition, there are timeline changes throughout the story that goes back in time with the characters to reveal truths about the plot that the narrator already knew (again, in a very Wink, Poppy, Midnight type way). That being said, I liked the characters in this novel much more than Wink, Poppy, Midnight‘s!

In fact, I really enjoyed the way that character descriptions and features were used as a part of the mystery and storytelling. It added a unique aspect of to the story that made the characters seem more human and self-aware, which is something that is frequently lacking in thrillers.

All in all, this was very much outside of my reading comfort zone, but I am glad I gave it a shot!

Check out the rest of the blog tour below!

April 9th

Pink Polka Dot Books– Welcome Interview

April 10th

Bookmark Lit– Review & Cover Colors
Maddie.TV– Review
The Bookdutchesses– Review

April 11th

Musings of a (Book) Girl– Interview
Ramblings of a Book Nerd– Review
hauntedbybooks– Review & Favorite Quotes
A Lovely Book Affair– Review

April 12th

Moonlight Rendezvous– Review
Betwixt the Pages– Review
Young Adult Media Consumer– Spotlight
Bookish In Bed– Review

April 13th

Here’s to Happy Endings– Review & Favorite Quotes
Some Books & Ramblings– Review
Mind of Luxe– Review & Favorite Quotes

April 14th

Tara’s Book Addiction– Spotlight
Bookish_Kali– Review & Favorite Quotes (Bookstagram)

April 15th

The Heart of a Book Blogger– Interview
JennRenee Read– Review
Cheyenne Reads– Review
The Bibliophile Confessions– Creative Option

2 thoughts on “Blog-Tour: Last Girl Lied To

  1. I totally agree– these character were MUCH more likable than the ones in WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT. But I get what you mean about the similarities in the storytelling. I’m glad you liked this one even though it was out of your norm. It was much more about Fiona than about the mystery, I thought.

    Thanks for being on the tour Maddie!!

  2. I agree; it totally was more about the characters than the story itself, which I think made it a very interesting thriller!

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