"We're all cursed--every single one of us."
Lana Peri isn't afraid of telling anyone exactly what she thinks, even if it gets her into trouble--which it usually does. But the thing is, she can't lie. Her unfiltered honesty doesn't exactly make her many friends, although it does get her kicked out of class regularly. Lana knows the truth will eventually be her undoing. If only she'd known it would begin today.
It's meant to be a night Lana and her best friends will never forget. And it is... for all the wrong reasons. Lana witnesses not just one, but two violent crimes committed by the same person. Except she can't say a word. Not if she wants to protect her friends.
Lana's silence will implicate her and inadvertently cover for him. But it's not like she has a choice. He is powerful. Connected. Untouchable. And a friend of Joey Harrison--the guy Lana is uncharacteristically drawn to the moment they meet. Joey's also the only one who is told the truth.
His lies will ruin her. Her silence will keep them safe. The truth won't save any of them.
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Cannot wait until part 2!
Couldn't put it down
There's something about this authors writing that pulls me in and makes me care so much for the characters at the heart of the narrative. 'If I'd known,' is the first installment in the cursed series, a new four part suspenseful Young Adult story. Lana Peri is the young adult at the centre of the story and at 15 she's already street wise, independent, protective, and perhaps at times, far too grown up for her own good. She seems to be afraid of nothing and no one and is fiercely loyal to living by her code of integrity, even when a person perhaps doesn't deserve her support. Lana enjoys a night out with her friends, a night that's supposed to be fun and frivolous but descends into a living nightmare. The carnage of the night made it utterly gripping to read so as their evening unfolded, I literally couldn't put this book down. I had no idea where the story would take me which only magnified as I learnt more and more about the characters at the centre of the dramatic happenings. I have a feeling that the twists and turns of this YA novel will no doubt continue to enhance the story arc and tone of the narrative. 'If I'd Known,' convincingly sets the scene and tone of this authors new world. She pulled me into the depths of the story whilst unveiling each thrilling layer culminating in a suspenseful, gripping ending that has left me thinking and needing more of this story. A great read for those who enjoy YA stories with a gritty edge. ... This advanced copy was provided in exchange for an unbiased opinion. No type of compensation was made. There is no relationship/affiliation between the reviewer and the author/publisher.