Book Review: The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer





The Secrets of Lily Graves
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Mystery
Released: May 13th 201
Review Source: Balzer + Bray

With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.


The Secrets of Lily Graves was surprisingly a great story with a mix of mystery and romance.

For Lily Graves, being normal teenager was never in the cards. It doesn't help that her family owns a funeral home and helping to prep the dead isn't exactly a normal after school job.Lily craves some sort of excitement but soon regrets it when she is suspected of murdering the towns sweetheart.

Strohmeyer weaves a suspenseful plot as you try to guess who the murderer is and the story played out into an epic conclusion. She will leave you double guessing as you try to solve the puzzle.

Good stand alone mystery book with interesting supporting characters.  The Secret of Lily Graves is great read for mystery lovers.

2 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this one! Glad you enjoyed it :-)

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  2. I like the premise of this book. A funeral home? Prepping the dead? Oh geez. I'm so curious about the character's life. Good review.

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