by: Jessica Warman
Rachel and Alice are identical twins of the rarest kind. Even those closest to them can't tell them apart. And they are bound together so closely that they can feel each other's pain and sense when they are in danger. So, when one of them disappears, the other knows something is wrong right away, and she is the only one who can save her.
Beautiful Lies was such a trip. There isn't much that I can say about the plot or the characters without possibly giving something important away. This is one of those books with an unreliable narrator that will have you so spun around by the end either you'll love it or hate it.
Like Warman's last book, I really appreciated her willingness to take risks in her writing and really paint a picture of a girl that I probably would not be friends with and make her sympathetic. The plot was very dark and twisty, and there just isn't quite enough information to make a solid conclusion.
I've had some time to sit on my thoughts on this book for awhile. Even though the book is over 400 pages long, I breezed through it in a single evening. The writing is solid and compelling with a few minor exceptions. (How can twins so incredibly close in almost every way have kept so many important secrets from each other without the other suspecting?) But there is great foreshadowing, a lot of stuff to throw you off the scent, and really, this book will show you a great time.
Sexuality: Moderate (a few references)
Drugs and Alcohol: Moderate