I received a free copy of LIES IN THE DARKNESS by Amanda J. Clay in exchange for a honest review.
I work at a University (it’s a bit of a party school too) Ms. Clay story-telling and dialogue were dead on. This is how college kids talk to each other. I strongly recommend you read this book.
I found her writing have a dark style similar to some of the John Green books I’ve read, which in my book is a big compliment. Her novel was cleverly realistic, raw and raunchy although not erotic in any way but still sexy. You enter college a child and if you do it right you evolve into an adult. I enjoyed how the four main characters grew throughout their Senior year.
Most of the NA books I read are simple, fun, safe and HEA. So, I was pulled into Ms. Clay’s story because it was completely different than what I normally read (it’s good to get out of your reading zone). In order for a book to be a must read it needs to have 1) HEA and 2) no cliffhangers. This book has a HEA and no cliffhangers.