Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.
Quiet, shy Elyse can’t believe it when she’s cast as the lead in her Portland high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn’t sure she’s up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye–someone she knows she absolutely shouldn’t be with–she can’t help but be pulled into the spotlight.
Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable–breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She’s not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever.
Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.
This book was so great! I’ll admit it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out how all these people fit together, thought it was obvious once I figured it out. That, to me, is the sign of a great story. I have to be honest, more than anyone, I feel so bad for Gabe he gets the rough end all the way around.
The Lies You Never Told Me deals with many different real social issues in a great way that fits the story line perfectly. As a Young Adult Thriller it rocks. I couldn’t stop reading even when I wasn’t sure what was going on I wanted to keep going and read more. Jennifer Donaldson did a wonderful job drawing you in and engaging you in the story. In the story Sasha is the the kind of girl adult thrillers are written about and not in a good way. Jennifer Donaldson gave you a great glimpse of a psychopath just starting out…
The Lies You Never Told Me was a great story and a must read! I can’t wait to read more from this great author!!