29 June 2016

Release Blitz & Giveaway: The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn



The Darkest Lie
by Pintip Dunn.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Mystery.
Publication: June 28th 2016 by Kensington Publishing.
“The mother I knew would never do those things.

But maybe I never knew her after all.”

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.



As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death surface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own…


Suspects of The Darkest Lie 


Six months ago, CeCe's mom allegedly committed suicide after she was accused of having sex with a student. However, when CeCe volunteers at the crisis hotline, she discovers that Tabitha Brooks's death is not as straightforward as it appears. In fact, her mom might have been . . . murdered.

Who could've been responsible for Tabitha Brooks' death?

Suspect #1 - Mr. Willoughby


Ty Willoughby is a high school psychology teacher. He is also a faculty advisor for the crisis hotline, which is run through the school. He is obsessed with comic books and wears superhero t-shirts. His wife passed away two decades ago, and he has not publicly dated since. He knew CeCe's mom, Tabitha, first as a student and then as a colleague. He admits to having had a crush on her.

Suspect #2 - Mackenzie Myers

Mackenzie is the reigning princess of Lakewood High. She is the richest girl in town and also has the biggest ass. Her favorite pastime is bullying underclassmen -- and anyone who dares to cross her. She once dated Tommy Farrow, the boy with whom Tabitha allegedly had an affair, and she will do whatever it takes to make sure the past stays buried.

Suspect #3 - Mr. Winters

Jovial, charming Mr. Winters is the principal of the school. He is a good-looking man who is well-liked by the students. He has lived through scandal, too -- his wife, who used to be the school's guidance counselor, had an affair and left him. He tells CeCe that the staff of Lakewood High are his family, and he will protect them at all costs. Since Tabitha was a teacher at the school, his protection extends to CeCe, as well.

Suspect #4 -- Justin Blake

Justin is Tommy Farrow's best friend. In the months after Tabitha's death, he was CeCe's biggest tormentor. He sexually harassed her on a daily basis, and now that he and his friends have graduated, CeCe feels like she can finally achieve her goal of being invisible. But Justin is not gone. He is still a presence on the high school social scene and is fiercely protective of Tommy. He does everything in his power to make sure CeCe doesn't speak to Tommy.

Suspect #5 -- Mr. Swift

Mr. Swift is CeCe's study hall teacher. He seems a little too involved in his student's affairs. He asks the yearbook staff for photos of the girls in the senior class for a special "project." He also has a copy of an inappropriate photograph on his desk.

So, there you have it! These are the suspects in The Darkest Lie! Who do you think could have killed Tabitha Brooks? Or was her death a suicide, after all?



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Pintip Dunn graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. She also published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,”

Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com.






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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover! I love the mystery aspect of this book!

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  2. This sounds awesome! I love trying to figure out who done it!

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  3. I truly love all things YA, but a good YA mystery is rare (even bad ones are few and far between lol). Thanks for the great chance!

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  4. this sounds like an awesome read

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  5. Love the cover! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  6. Wishing you a terrific Wednesday and thanking you for the chance to win.

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  7. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I'm dying to know exactly what is the darkest lie!

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  9. I've never read a mystery novel before but this just sounded too interesting to pass up.

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  10. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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