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I Know Lucy
     

I Know Lucy

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by Melissa Pearl
 

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Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding -- taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High

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Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding -- taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, cheat, and run are overshadowed by something else...the desire to stay and perhaps, love. It’s her one shot at a normal life.
Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to figure Lucy out, he sets out to unravel the mystery that is her and soon finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game. For the first time in his life he is faced with the reality that the truth can no longer set him free...if anything, it's going to get him killed.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045810746
Publisher:
Evatopia Press
Publication date:
04/20/2014
Series:
Fugitive Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,011,848
File size:
336 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan...not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November, 2011. Since then she has produced five more books and is loving every step of her writing journey. "I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

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I Know Lucy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Just an amazing read. Couldnt put it down.
TracyG-1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In this book we meet Lucy, Dani and Zach. At first I wasn't sure how Lucy and Zach were connected, although I had my theories. It seemed at if two different stories were taking place inside the same novel and though it could have been confusing, Melissa Pearl did a magnificent job of pulling it of. She kept me on edge wondering and waiting to connect the dots and when the whole plot finally becomes apparent, the true brilliance of her writing is revealed. Please bare with me, I'll tell you about the actual story in a bit, I just have to rave a little more about the writing style. Melissa Pearl's exceptional skills aren't limited to the way in which she connects the characters, she also writes Lucy in the third person, while Zach is written from a first person point of view. I simply loved this! To add to the difficulty level, Pearl begins Lucy's story in 2009, while Zach's journey starts off in March 2014. The author uses all these difficult tactics in one novel and manages to make it seem effortless.  What talented writing! Now let's get to that plot. So, there's Lucy, Dani and Zach. Lucy is a happy thirteen year old girl who is a little on the chubby side. She lives with her parents and has a best friend whom  she loves. Dani is the skinny, eighteen year old new girl, she is secretive and clever. Zach is our hero. He is the grounded, sexy boy, with the amazing friends and rich parents. Zach falls in love with Dani and it looks to be mutual, but something doesn't quite add up. She is vague and mysterious about herself, never excepting a ride home from him. His friends worry over the secrets she keep, but nonetheless accept her into their close knit group. Lucy however, doesn't have such a happy story. Her parents are murdered right before her eyes and she is framed for their murder. Now, as runaway and murder suspect, she falls into a crowd of con artists who lies and thieves for a living, while her parents' killer remains a constant treat. I don't want to give away the mystery of this extraordinary book and I think that you might have added two and two already, but believe me, the journey is worth the read and when Lucy, Dani and Zach's worlds finally collide, you can expect major fireworks! 4-Bombs Reviewed by Soreta
MelMel78 More than 1 year ago
Don't Judge a book by its cover..... This is not really my favorite Genre,which is why this book lost a couple points for me, With that said, Melissa Pearls I know Lucy Did keep me entertained and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen to Lucy and Zach. I can’t really explain why i don’t like Suspense, It’s just something that I’ve never really been a big fan of, so for me to actually be able to sit down and be excited to read through this book actually says a lot for Melissa’s writing. Lets talk about the things I loved in this book. 1. The writing Style. I loved how this book was written in two different perspectives. We get to see in Zach’s mind and we get to be shown Lucy’s Story. We watch as Zach is first attracted to Lucy, the new mysterious girl in school and slowly but surely we get to watch him fall in love with her, even though he knows that something is not quite right about her. It’s so refreshing seeing inside the mind of an intelligent kind teenage boy. His curiosity really is contagious. Then we have Lucy. We don’t get to see in her mind, but we get to know her story and I tell you what, this really makes you as curious as Zach about who she really is. You can’t help but wonder what is going on in Lucy’s Head. Lucy’s life is impossible and yet she finds a way to survive, I sometimes wonder as i read through the book if i would have been strong enough to carry on if I had been dealt the same cards as Lucy when I was a teenager. 2. I love that these two characters are just ordinary. Zach may be the hero and this amazing guy, but he still has flaws. He second guesses himself, questions his curiosity and love for Lucy.He is not the big six-foot tall muscular guy. He is just a normal teenager, small, handsome but nothing like Brad Pitt or Channing Tatum. Lucy, she may be strong and surviving in her difficult circumstances, but like every teenage girl she doesn’t see who she really is. This blindness is what causes Lucy’s fears to hold her back. Don’t get me wrong though they may be ordinary, both Zach and Lucy are thoughtful, deep characters and have you rooting for them the entire way. 3. The group of friends that Zach is surrounded by. Oh I love them, they have these amazing personalities and care for each other so much. If every teenager had a group of friends like this, high school would be a totally different experience. So what is my final say on I Know Lucy? If Suspense or Romantic Suspense is not your favorite Genre, suck it up and give this book a try. I know I did and I am so pleased with myself for doing so. There you have it, another great book my Melissa Pearl. When I finished this book I could not wait for the second book in the series to come out and luckily I didn’t have to wait long. Book Two, is called Set me Free and is available no
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bkwrm29 More than 1 year ago
This was a Great Read, and I Can't Wait to Read More by This Author. This book grabs your attention right from the get-go. For me, just reading the synopsis made me super excited to see where this book would go in terms of character development and as the secrets unfold throughout the book. This book is a young adult romantic suspense and it holds true for all of the book. There are two sides to this story as the reader follows present-day through Zach’s eyes and the past through Lucy’s. At first, the book seems to have an almost funny kind of plot where the main characters are kind of immature and the synopsis was more serious then the book. Wrong. The book takes a left turn as the suspense grows and the characters become more serious.  Soon lives are on the line as Zach tries his hardest to figure out Lucy’s secrets and then realizing that he was hoping that she wasn’t hiding anything. And Lucy, well she tries her hardest to make sure that her new group of friends knows nothing about her past and what she does for a living.           As I mentioned, half of the book is from Lucy’s point of view but is set in the past and builds up to the future. It goes through her life story and I think that this was a brilliant move on the author’s part. Seeing the trouble that Lucy goes through (and gets into), creates a connection between the reader and Lucy. Without these chapters from Lucy’s perspective, the only time the reader would be able to connect with Lucy would be through Zach’s eyes. And Zach doesn’t always see Lucy how she needs to be seen.             With Zach, I kind of had to grow into his character. Starting off the book, he seemed really immature and I didn’t like the way he and his friends talked about his previous problems of latching onto girls who have major issues. It lead me to think that his fascination with Lucy was just a way of him trying to catch another messed up girl who needed a hero. Then, the way he acted when she was mentioned and how he didn’t try too hard to figure out all her secretes reassured me that he wasn’t in this “relationship” just to solve another girl mystery. Overall, I like Zach’s character and his protective instincts. I can tell that he actually does care for Lucy and he isn’t just trying to be the hero. I also liked how he developed as a character and could go from this joking dork to a strong male lead in a blink of an eye.          One thing that really struck me as a “good thing”, was the fact that Zach’s friends weren’t willing to go through the whole “I got to save the mysterious girl” routine. They challenged Zach and the way he acted and I think this is what helped him mature and realize that his feelings aren’t the normal brand that a guy has for just any girl.       I loved the way this book played out because it kept me guessing to the very end. I was never sure what was going to be thrown at the characters next and I can’t wait to read more by this author if this is how she writes her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was sent this book by the publisher for my honest review. This YA Contemporary Suspense novel is about Lucy, who has been on the run for 5 years after witnessing the murder of her parents. She's been running from place to place, doing what she needs to, to survive, until she meets Zach who makes her not want to run anymore. This book has a different style of writing and at first, it put me off of it. The author explains it, in the beginning, what she's done. She tells the story from Zach's point of view, so his chapters are done in 1st person but there are flashback chapters of Lucy's story and those are done in 3rd person. It takes quite a while to get into, but once it gets going, it actually flowed quite well together. I was only left with thinking, if this is told from Zach's point of view, how does he know all of this? He doesn't obviously, at least not during the telling of the book, so I don't really see it as his point of view, just a different style of writing. Still, it worked overall, once I got into it. The story mostly grabbed me from the beginning, but it was when Zack really started looking into things that the book really really started getting good. Zach is a great character. He has a great group of friends that surround him and mostly support him, even when they don't agree with him, he really deeply and truly cares about his friends and then about Lucy, even before he knows anything is going on. At first he only knows that she has some secrets, but as he starts to discover her secrets, he doesn't go running to the hills. Setting = B Plot = A You can't help but root for Lucy. She's had it rough and you just want to reach in and take care of her, both 5 years ago and through the years that she is on the run. She's secretive and tough and she's done a lot of wrong, but only enough to survive and you can't fault her for any of it. It makes you wonder if you'd do the same in her situation, or would you do what she couldn't do ~ curl into a ball and wait to die. She's so strong and you just want everything to work out for them both. Conflict = A Characters = A+ Theme = A Then? The book ends!! Not really at a cliffhanger, but close enough. What happens next?!? Does she tell him the rest of the story? Does he believe her? Does he tell her that he broke his promise and told a friend her secret? What is going on? I want to know right now!! This book was a FANTASTIC read. I loved it all. I really got into it and it kept me interested through the whole thing. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes YA Suspense.