Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Some secrets shouldn’t be kept…

Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia’s life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia’s life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She’s reluctant to believe he’s trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead, she’s inexplicably drawn to Ben and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help–but can he be trusted? She knows he’s hiding something… but he’s not the only one with a secret.

Deadly Little Secrets is the first book in the Touch Series by Laurie Stolarz. A page turner from the start this book held my attention throughout. It is a little bit creepy – stalkers are definitely not my favorite subject matter. There is a lot of mystery in this book and it kept me guessing until the end. The ending set us up for a sequel, Deadly Little Lies, which I will be reading. And then I’m sure I’ll add Deadly Little Games to my to-read list when it is released in December.

This was a very fast paced, quick read that I easily read in less than a day.

Content: Typical of many young adult books that are out there this one contained a handful of language and some innuendo throughout.

Rating: 3.5 Stars