Lamar Giles takes readers on a wild and dark ride in this contemporary Witness Protection thriller, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and John Grisham.
Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. In fact, his name isn't really Nick Pearson. He shouldn't tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton, Virginia. And he definitely shouldn't tell you about his friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy Eli was uncovering when he died. About how Nick had to choose between solving Eli's murder with his hot sister, Reya, and "staying low-key" like the Program said to do.
But he's going to tell you—unless he gets caught first. . . .
About the Author
Lamar "L. R." Giles writes stories for teens and adults. He's never met a genre he didn't like, having penned science fiction, fantasy, horror, and noir thrillers, among others. He is a Virginia native, a Hopewell High Blue Devil, and an Old Dominion University Monarch. He resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, with his wife.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fake ID was a very realistically written teen murder mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat. It was suspenseful, the characters were real to life, and the storyline was constructed well. The story flowed from point to point very smoothly and in many instances I felt as if I was right there with the characters. I became vested in Eli and Nick and grew to really love their characters and their personalities. When the mysteries started surfacing I felt like I was on the case with Nick trying to uncover the clues and find out whodunit. Fake ID definitely kept my interest and kept me reading to the end. Nick's character was well thought out and I enjoyed "helping/guessing" to crack the case. The end of the story definitely left my wanting more and I while I see Mr. Giles has another fantastic story coming out in 2015 I also hope that we get to see more of Nick in future books. 4/5 stars! Check it out!
Enjoyed this a *lot*. I don't read a lot of thrillers, but I'm in a weird state of mental fatigue these days and this was just perfect for it - fast-paced and surprising and even containing the occasional excellent dirty joke. I'm a total sucker for excellent dirty jokes. Wanted a sequel as soon as I was done. Can absolutely see teens loving this, especially teens of color who want to see themselves in fun books they don't usually get to star in.
I was glad it was interesting an had tons of action!!