Title: We Told Six Lies
By: Victoria Scott
Publication: February 5th 2019
By: Entangled Teen
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Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.
But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.
The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.
And that’s yours truly.
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I want to thank NetGalley and Entangled: Teen for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review
Well, this was a wild ride. I honestly expected something different from this story, I liked certain aspects such as the plot twist and the final chapters, which were quite solid. On the other hand the characters are very stereotyped and there’s a lot of cliche going on in the relationships and the plot in general . It was an interesting book, although I wasn’t surprised about it
The book is about this girl named Molly, she has just disappeared and now all eyes are on her recent boyfriend Cobein, as the main suspect. and the big question is what has really happened to Molly?, has she escaped from her complicated life? or someone kidnapped her?. Cobain will do anything to find out what has happened to his girlfriend, and meanwhile, many secrets will be revealed
You already know that I LOVE mystery and thrillers, this kind of genres, I usually enjoy a lot, with this book, in general, I feel that the plot is very unoriginal, it’s something that I’ve read before and it’s possibly something that we have all read at some point. It’s about this girl with crazy personality and great beauty, who disappears a day without leaving a trace and suddenly the police suspects the most obvious person, her boyfriend. This could be something that doesn’t bother me, but in this case I don’t think there’s much more than that happening. I feel like I’m unsure about this book and I feel a little “meh” about the plot, you know?
The characters were a big point of why I haven’t been able to fully enjoy this book, I didn’t like any of them . Let’s start with Molly, she’s unbearable, really. She’s the typical beautiful and manipulative girl who always gets what she wants, and is so rebellious and strange. I think that’s how the author want us to see her, to make us believe that she’s deep and mysterious, but to me, her decisions don’t make any sense, she’s always saying weird things, her dialogues are very confusing. It’s obvious that her past and her family story have impacted her a lot, but that doesn’t explain 100% her erratic behavior. I end up thinking that she’s simply a selfish person who only cares about herself.
Then we have Cobain, the typical mysterious guy, who always wears black and all that. Honestly, I hated him at first, he had such unfortunate phrases about other people bodies, and I thought “really?”, OMG, it was a challenge to follow his chapters. Then there’s his unhealthy obsession for Molly, they call it “love”, but I don’t think is that, I think their relationship is very sick. Cobain as a character grows quite towards the end, and after knowing more about his past and when the plot is revealed, then I managed to understand his personality a bit more, but even so, that relationship is a disaster. I hate this kind of romance when it’s so obsessive and uncomfortable.
Molly’s always playing with Cobain and his feelings and I think she’s so cruel. In the end, I understand that the poor guy is getting a little crazy, since she hasn’t stopped manipulating him and playing with his head for months, Uh, this makes me so upset
The book is told in a way that we jump in time between the “then” and the “now”, and I really liked that, I think it’s a very smart way to tell a mystery plot, it gives a very good touch, interesting and intriguing, because you’re discovering things little by little and you can build theories of what’s happening. I enjoyed more of the present chapters, and that’s quite obvious since the past chapters were all about the relationship between Molly and Cobain, and although obviously it’s super necessary, I don’t like this couple so I it didn’t care much. Anyway I want to emphasize that there are very good and atmospheric scenes that I enjoyed despite the characters.
In a moment,the plot touches a possible mental illness or trauma of Cobain’s character, and that was very interesting for me , and see how it connects with the ending was very well done. Even so, I would have liked to have gone deeper into the subject, since I love seeing how minds work.
Despite having some problems with the book, it was very easy to read and I know that if you like the characters a little more than me, you can read it even faster. It flows very well, no doubt.
I really LOVED the final chapters, the story unravels in a fantastic way and I think those last chapters have everything that the whole book should have had. It has action, drama, surprises and is very intense. I know I said a lot of things that I didn’t like, but I must emphasize this great part of the book, it’s VERY GOOD and I liked it a lot. The ending, along with the plot twist, save the book from being bad book to being an average book. I think it can be a big shock to many who are reading it. Personally, I’d created various theories about what had happened with Molly, but the revelation was unexpected, and it left me very pleased.
I don’t think this book is for everyone. If it’s one of your first Thriller/Mystery books, and you’re looking for something more contemporary or romantic, then, go for it, you’ll be surprised. But keep in mind that it’s romance heavy, and it’s not a very good one. I don’t believe that the characters are for everyone either, personally I LOVE the anti-hero characters, but these weren’t for me, although maybe they work for you. So, if you decide to give it a chance it will not take you very long since it’s fast paced and the chapters are very short, but consider the points we have talked about, because I think it could be a problem for you.