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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: Dark Secrets # 2

Title: No time to Die and The Deep End of Fear
Series: Dark Secrets # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural
Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Book: Bought

"Secrets taken to the grave don’t always stay buried. 

In No Time to Die, Jenny is devastated by the recent death of her sister, Liza. Looking for a sense of closure, she secretly signs up for the drama camp where Liza died. Jenny knows that someone here holds the key to what really happened to Liza that night, but if she doesn’t find out the truth soon, she may become the next victim. 

In The Deep End of Fear, Kate has tried to bury the horrible memories associated with the Westbrook estate. After her best friend Ashley drowned on the estate, Kate vowed never to return. But now, twelve years later, she is drawn back towards the house and that fatal icy pond. There, Kate still feels Ashley’s presence and the past seems to be pulling her back towards Ashley’s life-threatening dares."

 I am really getting into these books!

In the first book, No Time to die, the reader see Jenny trying to figure out her sisters death. I enjoyed following Jenny learn things about her sister that she didn't know as well as figuring out what happen during her last days. Jenny went under a different name and played everyone like a guitar! She nosed around, ask questions, etc. It was really cool to find out who the killer was. But I would have never thought that it be something that happen so many years ago that brought trouble to Liza. It had a great twist and great mysterious to it.

In, The Deep End of Fear, the reader follows along with Kate after her fathers passes to find out what he was hiding. Again, the reader follows Kate trying to figure out what happen with the whole family fall out and what was being hidden. I must admit that this family was being used and abused. I really admired Kate. Just like Jenny, she was strong minded and looked for answers. No, she demanded them. She wanted to know what was happening right now!

In both books, the same element of a dark secret being hidden from the family for years comes back to haunt them. I like how both families were fueled by revenge to get back at someone who did have something to do with it but they didn't know. They were kids. I mean c'mon. You honestly expected them to pay for something they did when they were 3 yrs old. Old rich families come out of the dark to make them pay and in different ways that it was scary!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Both of these books sound really good! Hopefully, I'll get around to having some free time to read them!!

  2. Oh scary! Hm... I'm going to have to check them out!

  3. I never really gave these ones a second thought, but they definitely sound good and chilling. Great review! :)

  4. @Missy, I love Elizabeth Chandler, so always has some great stories to read!

    @Melissa, yes, definitely

    @Melissaswims, love chilling stories!


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