Hello! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Don’t Say a Word (Hometown Antihero #2) by Amber Lynn Natusch. The tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond.
I am excited to share my review and favorite quotes!
Side note: You will need to read Dare You to Lie first because the story line starts in the first one.
By Amber Lynn Natusch
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Kylene Danners’ ex-FBI agent father is in prison for murder and she’s hell-bent on getting him out. But trying to investigate in the small town where a defensive lineman is a hero no matter who he tries to kill and the girl who gets him locked up is public enemy number one is dangerous. Dark secrets are everywhere in Jasperville – the kind Ky can’t walk away from.
When rookie FBI agent Cedric Dawson returns to town to finish an open investigation, he goes undercover at her high school – as her ex. Determined to keep her from interfering, Dawson’s plan backfires after Ky gets an anonymous call about missing girls officially labeled as runaways – runaways that didn’t really run away at all.
Because dead girls can’t run.
And they don’t say a word.
Trigger warnings: Sexual assault, underage prostitution and violence
My review is non-spoiler for both books but I have to say that if you like first book then you will love this second one. If you haven’t pick up the first one, then you need to go out and get it because if you are fan of Veronica Mars than this series is for you.
Don’t Say a Word pick up where Dare You To Lie left off, we find Kylene dealing with the aftermath of events that happen in the first book. She is still trying to find the evidence to free her dad from prison but Ky gets a phone call from girl who is really scared about missing girls and she doesn’t trust the police or FBI to help. The girl will only work with Ky which causes Ky to ask Dawson for help on trying to find out what happen to the girls and try to get the girl “Jane” out before something happens to her. The only way Dawson can help Kylene is by going undercover at her school as her ex-boyfriend from Columbus which doesn’t suit well with Ky’s other ex-boyfriend AJ.
Seeing all of the relationship developments between Dawson and Kylene was fun to read because they have certain kind of chemistry and sexual tension between them. Ky and Dawson make a really good team, even though they do a lot of bantering with each other they don’t lose focus on the case and how important it is to solve it.
I really love this series and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys mystery, thrillers and Veronica Mars than this book is for you.
“Call me babe again and I’ll bury your balls somewhere deep inside your abdomen”
“This bitch had bark and bite”
“I can’t tell if that was an act of kindness or aggression”
“You’re like a mythical creature…a unicorn”
“What I learned – or confirmed – is that there is no way to leave this hell“
About the Author
Amber Lynn Natusch is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai – but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace. Dare You to Lie is her debut YA novel with Tor Teen.
Check out all of the rest of the blog tour for this awesome book!
TBR and Beyond – Welcome Post
BluePixieoftheGalaxy’s Bookblog – Review
TBR and Beyond – Review
The Book Dutchesses – Review + Favorites Quotes
Confession of a YA Reader – Review + Favorite Quotes
Bookishly Slytherclaw – Review + Favorite Quotes
Functionally Fictional – Review + Favorite Quotes
Read Love Blog – Review + Favorite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Interview
Laura Bookish Corner – Review + Dreamcast
The Wayfaring Bibliomaniac – Review
Young at Heart Reader – Review
Mel and her Books – Review
Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review
Get a chance to win a physical copy of Don’t Say a Word ARC (US and Canada Only)
Starts: August 23, 2019
Ends: August 31, 2018
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the other bloggers tour post!