Author: Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker
Published Date: December 3, 2013
*Arc received from Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley
I was totally not able to connect to Kate's character this time around. I understand the guilt over a death of a friend, but I hate that she just blamed herself over it and pushed everyone away. I hate that she hurt Liam so much. I hate that she kept putting herself in danger. I understand that she was so angry about the Sisterhood's manipulation, but I just felt so bad about how much she hurt Liam.
I also hate the twist in the end, because after all the trouble Kate went through, the "suspects" weren't even the ones I thought all along. And she got Liam in so much trouble. I was just disappointed in her and so sad with how a lot of things turned out. I felt blindsided by the ending and the real villains. Don't get me wrong. I love that the sisters-turned-authors Lisa and Laura Roecker were able to justify the villains' reasons, and I was sufficiently pacified, but I felt like there was a disconnect between Kate's whole cause and other twists in the book and the villains.
Third Lie's the Charm has really good twists. As a mystery book, it has good twists and heavily laden with secrets and does not have those none-too-subtle hints that I think you'll be as surprised as I am about the real culprits. I was so caught up in the book, with my heart-pounding and my mind going crazy, that I stayed up two hours later than I should have.
Kate Lowry isn't going into my favorite characters ever list (although Liam certainly's in the why-isn't-this-guy-real), but The Liar Society series makes it to my recommendable YA-Mystery books.