Judith Tremayne is missing. She hasn't been online, nobody has heard from her. She simply appears to have vanished, until Abbie Knox, a school nobody, receives a message: "I want to come home". Suddenly everyone knows Abbie's name. The mean girls and the misfits alike are obsessed with Jude's disappearance. Abbie finds herself at the centre of a whirlwind of rumours, secrets and lies. Why would popular, fun Jude be messaging loner, loser Abbie? Why would Jude disappear? Can Abbie bring her home? Award-winning author Cathy MacPhail authentically captures the voice and lives of teens -- desperate to be seen, bombarded with online harassment yet obsessed with living their lives on social media. This tense thriller is packed with MacPhail's trademark sharp dialogue and a series of sensational twists.
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About the Author
Cathy MacPhail is the award-winning author of over thirty children's books including Devil You Know (Floris) Run Zan Run, Roxy's Baby, Out of the Depths, Grass, Mosi's War and Another Me which has just been made into a film.
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Between the Lies based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Between the Lies definitely kept me on my toes. In this book a high school student is missing, and no one knows where she is, but another girl receives a text message saying she wants to come home. Thus begins a whirlwind of twists and turns. The narration flips between the outcast girl receiving the mysterious texts and the popular girl who’s gone missing, and I honestly didn’t know who to trust. This book takes place in Ireland, so that was a fun aspect. And it’s a pretty quick read, but in the end it didn’t stand out too much in my mind. I was reading The Hanging Girl at the same time, which has kind of a similar plot. If you’re a fan of dark stories or unreliable narrators, you may want to check out this book, but otherwise, I think you can pass. http://opinionatedbooklover.com/review-between-the-lies-by-cathy-macphail/
Abbie isn't popular. She doesn't fit in at school and nobody really notices her. This changes when Judith goes missing. Everybody knows Judith, but it's Abbie who receives a message from her. In this text Judith tells Abbie she wants to come home. Where is Judith and what can Abbie do to uncover the truth behind her disappearance? All of a sudden Abbie is the center of attention. How will she handle this and what is going on exactly? Why would the well loved Judith contact an invisible girl like Abbie, what is she hiding? Between the Lies is a gripping story about secrets, lies, peer pressure, manipulation and bullying. Cathy MacPhail doesn't spare her main character. Abbie has quite a few problems. She's lonely, she lives with her dad who doesn't understand her very well and she desperately needs a friend. This makes her vulnerable. When Abbie's having everyone's attention all of a sudden it feels good to her, but her newfound confidence eventually leaves her and she's in over her head. My heart ached for her, especially because she's so easy to influence. Cathy MacPhail has written her story in a strong and realistic way that's both moving and intriguing at the same time. Between the Lies is a fast-paced story. I loved how text messages, articles and social media chats are part of it, they're making the story dynamic and I liked the multifocal vibe they create. Judith's disappearance is strange and I was fascinated by the story behind it. I loved how Cathy MacPhail makes her story both thrilling and emotional. It has plenty of different layers and the ending is unexpected and filled with suspense. I really enjoyed reading this captivating book.
The story kept me guessing almost until the very last page. Though Abbie isn't the most immediately likeable character, there's a vulnerability to her that made her easy to sympathize with, despite her flaws. I definitely recommend this book to readers who like psychological mysteries or fans of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. The writing is very different in Between the Lies, but I felt like the roller coaster/topsy turvy feeling I had reading both books was the same.