Kisses and Lies (Kisses and Lies Series #2)

Kisses and Lies (Kisses and Lies Series #2)

by Lauren Henderson
4.5 46

Hardcover

$11.11 $16.99 Save 35% Current price is $11.11, Original price is $16.99. You Save 35%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Kisses and Lies (Kisses and Lies Series #2) by Lauren Henderson

After discovering that someone saw what looked like Dan’s emergency EpiPen in A-lister Plum’s designer handbag, Scarlett and her tough American sidekick, Taylor, sneak into a posh London nightclub, where Plum has a private table. Scarlett is stunned to discover a piece of evidence that might implicate another girl in Plum’s exclusive circle, Lucy Raleigh. Which means Scarlett must cast a wider net in order to catch the right suspect.

Back at school, groundskeeper Jase is hoping to take Scarlett’s mind off her troubles with some heart-stopping kisses. Scarlett can’t help but feel guilty for indulging in romantic rendezvous when she should be hunting down Dan’s killer. However, once Scarlett finds out how Lucy is connected to Dan, she knows she must drop everything and travel to the McAndrew estate in Scotland to hunt for more clues. But when she arrives, Scarlett becomes the target of a dangerous hunt herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385734899
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/13/2009
Series: Kisses and Lies Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Lauren Henderson is the author of several acclaimed “tart noir” mystery novels for adults, as well as the witty romance handbook Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating. She was born and raised in London, England, where she lives with her husband.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Kisses and Lies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
bookduck More than 1 year ago
Kisses and Lies picks up where Kiss Me Kill Me left off and then spends the first 100 pages recapping Kiss Me Kill Me. Okay-I exaggerate, but the first part of the novel is recap-heavy: good for new readers, terribly annoying for people who have read book one. The action really picks up in the middle of the book, when Scarlett heads to the McAndrew Castle in Scotland in her investigation of Dan's death. Like the settings of Kiss Me Kill Me, the setting of Castle Airlie is fascinating, and I loved exploring it with Scarlett. Lauren Henderson, the author, is a master of the Plot Twist, and I was surprised many times in ways both big and small. There's plenty of suspense and danger, and I was also pleased to find Scarlett's tone still smart, funny, enjoyable, and age-appropriate. Henderson's characters are as likeable as ever. That being said, I would have given up on this book if I were not already committed to Scarlett Wakefield's story; I would have grown impatient with the Recap-Palooza and slow beginning of the novel, much of which is bogged down by Scarlett's angst over whether or not she should be falling in love with Jase before solving Dan's death. I was glad I held on, though-the last half of the book is a gripping slide down the roller coaster of the mystery. The resolution felt rushed, and like too much was happening in too small a space, but Henderson makes it up to her readers by revealing the big whodunit! Kisses and Lies doesn't end with a cliffhanger, but it does set up a satisfying and intriguing place for the next book in the Scarlett Wakefield series to begin. All in all, Kisses and Lies is a decent book. If you've read Kiss Me Kill Me, you owe it to yourself to follow Scarlett as she finally solves her mystery-but I do suggest borrowing it before you buy. If you haven't read Kiss Me Kill Me, I strongly recommend reading it before reading Kisses and Lies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kisses and Lies By Lauren Henderson Pub. Date: January 2009 5 out of 5 stars PG-13 - Violence, Sensuality, and Profanity Recommended Scarlett is still haunted by her first kiss, six months ago. That night, Dan suffered a fatal allergic reaction and died in Scarlett's arms. That terrible memory is never far from her thoughts. Determined to solve the mystery of Dan's murder, Taylor and Scarlett begin to gather clues. Their dauntless search for the truth intensifies when Scarlett arrives at Dan's family's castle. Hidden motives, Entail loopholes, birthday cakes, and shotguns all lurk in the shadows. Scarlett only has a few days left to unravel the mystery. before someone else gets hurt. Kisses and Lies was completely absorbing and realistic fiction at its best. I couldn't put it down! The plot's twists, turns, and backtracking were believable and kept me on my toes and dancing. Every clue aroused new suspensions. The venerable characters were extremely easy to get attached to. I had every confidence that Scarlett and Taylor would figure it out, but I couldn't help but gasp or ooh or aah quite often. Not only were they good people they were also very versatile at locating, researching, and distributing information. I never wanted to stop cheering for them. This is one of the first times a book had an understandable love triangle that wasn't outrageous or shallow. Jase was charming and Callum saved his smiles for special occasions. Both boys had pros and cons/ attractions and put offs. Please let there be a third book! I dearly want to know what happens to Scarlett and her complicated relationships. I know Scarlett's life goes on, and I want to be there for it. Date Reviewed: April 9th, 2009 For more book reviews and book information check out my blog at www.inthecurrent.blogspot.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I was so glad i had the second book already for this series and I could see what happens to Scarlett next. While the first part of the book does go back over things that happened in Kiss Me Kill Me, the real fun starts right after Scarlett takes a trip to Scotland where Dan lived and Scarlett tries to help find out who the real killer was. I liked this book a lot more because there was a lot more drama and gasp worthy tense moments. I really hope that things with Jase get better. He seems so nice and cute, its just his Dad that makes things really scary. Even if you didn't read the first book, this will keep you in the know and you will find your self wanting to read the next in the series. I know I am!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kisses and Lies is a great book about a girl named Scarlett and her friend Taylor solving the mystery of the death of her ex boyfriend Dan. She was at a party when Dan asked to hang with him. She went to kiss him and he died. He died from an allergic reaction from peanut oil from crackers someone gave her. She must find out who set her up. This is a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
scovel More than 1 year ago
This book picks up right where the last book finished. You may be wondering if the murderer ever gets caught. Does Scarlett and Taylor track down exactly what happened to the boy that died in her arms? You have to read Kiss Me Kill Me first. This book picks up exactly where the previous left off and you'll be lost if you don't read book one first. In book one Scarlett gets invited to the A group and to a party where she gets to kiss the boy of her dreams. She kisses him and he dies in her arms. She is shipped to her grandmother's house, which is a boarding school, and she decides to take matters into her own hands to figure out what happened to Dan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KaylaNicole_MusicLover More than 1 year ago
After reading Kiss Me, Kill Me, i was so excited to read this, but i was honestly disappointed. The first half of the book is just a long retelling of Kiss Me, Kill Me. I mean, sure, that is great if you haven't read the first book, but for everyone that had, it was a bit of a waste of time. Though, readers should push through until the second half, because finding out who was responsible for Dan's death is what you owe yourself. The ending is very satisfying,but the rest is very dissappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago