Published by Aria Fiction on August 15th 2017
Best friends tell each other the truth – don't they?
When North Stone's best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn't suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.
The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that's what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her 'best friend' – deadly secrets...
When the police refuse to take North's suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe...
Dead Girls Can’t Lie, nor can they tell the truth.
North has known Kelly most all her life, and she is certain there’s been a mistake in the investigation of Kelly’s death. This is a good little mystery read about a young woman trying to prove that her best friend, Kelly, did not commit suicide.
I found the story to be well paced and balanced with just the right amount of time in the past and present. As with all friendships between young women, there have been some ups and downs, but for the most part North and Kelly have had a solid relationship. What North discovers, much to her chagrin, is that she didn’t know everything about Kelly but she’s certain something is just not right. Kelly’s demise is tainted and what is uncovered is disturbing and sad. As North reflects on their friendship we learn a lot about North herself. She gets pretty wrapped up in her quest but it brings about some good changes to her life. It’s a solid 4 star read and if you enjoy mysteries set in Britain, this is a booked I recommend.
~Review by Cyndi
Carys’ previous novels, WrONG NUMBER and LAST WITNESS are available on Amazon