Title: The Tower (Deck of Lies #2)
Author: Jade Varden
Published: 2012 by Jade Varden
Genre: Young Adult
This is the second book in a series, and the story continues right away. Who killed Laurel? River is still the prime suspect and Rain still believes he is innocent. She decides that since most others are out for his blood, she’ll have to be the one to prove his innocence. On Rain’s quest for clues the police take interest in her. They think that she might have been involved in Laurel’s death. That she might have been an accomplice to River. Rain’s flabbergasted and scared, but she doesn’t let it stop her from moving forward to try to find the real murderer. But in her pursuit she finds more than she’s looking for. Maybe she would have been better off in the dark….
As I mentioned this is the second book in a series; I definitely wouldn’t recommend reading it as a standalone. (But the first one is really good, so go read it!) The story picks up right where it left off. I was hoping for more Rain and River interaction, but he was jail. Also, Rain’s father was his lawyer, so her going to see him was out of the question.
There were a lot of names and family history going on in this book, and I had to keep backtracking and thinking about who was who. I probably just should have written it down, but that was something that I didn’t really like in the book. I like to read to enjoy, not think too much about what it is that I’m reading. You know?
A lot more facts about Rain’s life were revealed, and we were left with another cliffhanger! I did really enjoy the story though, and I’m looking forward to the next one in the series.
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*****