Deadly Little Secret

Jan 24, 2010 | Book Reviews | 1 comment

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Deadly Little SecretDeadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Also by this author: Deadly Little Lies
Series: Touch #1
Also in this series: Deadly Little Lies
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Hyperion on November 10, 2009
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead, she's inexplicably drawn to Ben and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help-but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a new series that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite.


First Impressions

I really like the cover with is use of texture and lettering though at first I didn’t understand the cropped picture but it is good composition, It’s one of those covers were you stop to pick it up off the self to see what it is about.


This book was an enjoyable light read that suddenly turned me into a detective by the middle of the book. The story is about Camelia, your average junior in high student going about living life, until the day she almost got hit by a car. The story started off with her being saved by this mysterious guy she’s never seen before named Ben. Now many people saw the similarity with the beginning of this book and that of Twilight, her being saved by this guy who she ends up falling for but that’s were the similarities end. Your getting a totally different story here, one were there’s no vampires or werewolves in sight. Instead you get psychotic stalkers and a bit of the supernatural.

What caught and kept my attention with this story was it’s pace and how even though it was in Camelia’s point of view the action was constant. I wasn’t given to much details to bore but just enough to keep the flow and story fresh. Also I absolutely loved the character’s, Camelia seemed like your everyday girl just trying to get through life even with her faults, though it did seem like even though she wasn’t the popular girl there was quite a lot of interest in her but it seem to work to further the story and keeping us guessing who the stalker was. The crazy banter between Camelia friends Kimme who’s absolutely boy crazy and Wes the dateless and desperate boy of the group. These two bring the humor having me laughing in multiple parts.

The romance between Camelia and Ben sizzled and fizzled in parts. It was a total rollercoaster ride that left me frustrated most of the time leaving me mentally screaming “Oh my God just kiss each other already!!!” but I have to say their romance was heated in some parts but they were few and far between. I can understand the mental struggle Camelia was having with what she was feeling and what everyone else was saying. I mean I would be a little wary to if the guy I liked was arrested for murdering his past girlfriend. This story also shows that one should not always listen to what others say or think and find out the truth for themselves. Though when Camelia and Ben got together boy did their chemistry sizzle off the page. The scene’s were beautifully intimate and tastefully having me want way more than there was. The plot was crazy and exciting had me wondering who was stalking Camelia and had me wondering with each and every male character that showed up who could it be, from Ben down to Wes. What added to the intensity of the story was how Stolarz gave us first hand insight into the stalkers mind. By the end of the story I was happy at how engaged I had become and it had a great closer leaving me want more.

4 Stars

1 Comment

  1. Katie

    Hmmm… I keep seeing this book on summer reading lists but never really knew what it was about. Thanks for the review! And thanks for stopping by Book Love 🙂 I'm now a new follower!


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