Book Review: Tell Me No Lies

Tell Me No Lies is the much anticipated sequel to Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger. Ok, well, I’ve highly anticipated it. LOL. I’ve actually gotten into a few twitter discussions about what really happened at the end of book one and where book two would go. Which is seriously meta considering how much of book one is all about communication on twitter. LOL.

Basic Summary (Courtesy of Goodreads):

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.

Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat… That’s safer, right?

After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.

My Thoughts:

It wasn’t pulse pounding. LOL. It just isn’t that kind of thriller for me. However, I will say when I got this book it sat unread for weeks because I knew the second I opened it, I wouldn’t be able to stop reading until it was done. And I had things that needed to be higher priority. Of course, that is exactly what happened, one day read. And now I’m sad because it’s done.

I feel like I can’t talk about the book at all without spoilering all over it. Every sentence I start to type, I have to take back because it reveals too much. So how can I…if you have read the first one, this one is just as good. Just as well written. Just as interesting a take on human psychology. Just as fun. Read it and enjoy.

If you haven’t read the first one, go flipping get it and read it. LOL. Then read this one and appreciate that you could get the two back to back, you didn’t have to wait months to find out.

Book Review: Follow Me Back

I don’t remember why I got this. Someone somewhere mentioned it and I ordered it from the library. It took eons to get a copy, hence not remembering why I asked for it in the first place. LOL

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger was unexpectedly brilliant. I read it in one day. Read a bit in the morning while homeschooling the kiddo because I expected it to be crap and then I could add it to my one page reviews for third quarter and move on. Only, it didn’t quite go that way. I almost missed hot yoga I was so intrigued. Read during lunch. And then I took it to with me to get an oil change.

So why is this book so intriguing?

It is well written. No clunky dialogue. No misspelled words. No people talking that aren’t actually in the car.  No over inflated description. No head jumping. No time line confusion.

The main characters are compelling. I won’t go into details there because it would detract from the story.

The concept is one that plays on my mind frequently. Technology and just who is out there following you. It’s why I use a pseudonym. Why on some level I’m ok without a publishing contract. I’m ok with being indie. The spot light is not a place I want to be. I jokingly said to the hubs, “It’s hot and bright there.” And I like neither of those things.

The ending is where the book falters in my opinion. I think they want it to be a lady or the tiger type ending, where on some level you wonder if maybe she did really do that. For me, it just wasn’t there. I know firmly what happened. I’m being vague here because I don’t want to give it away.

℘℘℘℘℘ – Five Pages. If you like a strong psychological thriller, give this one a whirl.