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Deadly Little Lies: A Touch Novel


Deadly Little Lies: A Touch Novel

Sixteen-year-old Camelia Hammond has survived a horrible nightmare come true. Just a few months ago, an obsessive stalker left terrifying messages, toying with her fears, before kidnapping her and holding her hostage. The only way she came out alive was with the help of her boyfriend, Ben Carter, and his unique talent. He can sense things through touch, a gift called psychometry. But even though he saved her life, the consequences forced him into hiding once again. 

A few months have passed, and he is now willing to try life in the mainstream once again. Camelia can’t wait to see him and pick up their relationship. But she quickly realizes that, even though Ben may be back at school, he refuses to be back in her life. He avoids all contact except for a few fleeting glances and painful rejections, leaving Camelia confused, saddened and alone. Meanwhile, Adam, the new employee at the pottery shop, seems too good to be true. Since Ben refuses to be part of her life, Camelia attempts to move on and starts dating Adam. Still, her heart is reluctant to agree to the plan, not wanting to let go of Ben. 

Believe it or not, Camelia begins to receive threatening messages again. At first, she worries that the culprit could be the same person as before, but is assured by her friends that he is far away from her. Could it be too coincidental that the threats resume at the same time Ben returns? The school counselor believes the threats to be part of the array of pranks being pulled by the students, but Camelia has proof that they’re real. Lately, she has found that her pottery talents have been producing more than just works of art --- she’s been sculpting premonitions, somehow developing psychometric powers of her own. Will they be strong enough to save her?

Laurie Faria Stolarz is a master creator of suspense and romance. Her words cause the heart to pound, the palms to sweat, the spine to shiver, and the stomach to flutter. The trepidation born from the anonymous threats will make the pages fly, and the palpable tension between Camelia and Ben as they attempt to ignore their hearts causes the fire to burn hotter. Stolarz brings back the colorful characters who provided the mood-lightening bits of humor in DEADLY LITTLE SECRET, like Camelia’s mom and her attempts at vegan and raw cuisines, and Camelia’s best friend, Kimmy, and her outrageous fashion concoctions. She also emphasizes the importance of solid friendships to help teens like Kimmy deal with the gut-wrenching experience of witnessing parents fight and tear their lives apart.

Fans will be excited to learn that Stolarz is currently hard at work on the third novel in her Touch series, DEADLY LITTLE GAME. 


Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on October 18, 2011

Deadly Little Lies: A Touch Novel
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

  • Publication Date: November 10, 2009
  • Genres: Paranormal, Romance
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
  • ISBN-10: 1423111451
  • ISBN-13: 9781423111450