“Think of the White Gloves like the Junior League-by way of Skull and Bones?”
Reluctant debutante Sawyer Taft joined Southern high society for one reason and one reason alone: to identify and locate her biological father. But the answers Sawyer found during her debutante year only left her with more questions and one potentially life-ruining secret. When her cousin Lily ropes her into pledging a mysterious, elite, and all-female secret society called the White Gloves, Sawyer soon discovers that someone in the group’s ranks may have the answers she’s looking for. Things are looking up… until Sawyer and the White Gloves make a disturbing discover near the family’s summer home–and uncover a twisted secret, decades in the making.
No one is quite who they seem to be.
Title : Deadly Little Scandals
Author : Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series : Debutantes
Format : eARC
Page Count : 352
Genre : YA contemporary mystery
Publisher : Freeform
Release Date : November 5, 2019
Reviewer : Hollis
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Hollis’ 4 star review
If I thought the first book in this series was wild, I didn’t know anything. What a wild ride this truly was.
That said, things do veer towards the unreal and unbelievable but honestly it was still a really fun time. And also as long you read book one, and I don’t know why you’d skip it, you’ll be prepared for the kind of unreal and unbelievable things. But definitely not how far things will go or the surprises that are in store.
The hijinks are a little less light hearted and yet the way things resolved, and didn’t, felt.. right. Not too devastating and yet packing the right kind of punch for you to feel the rollercoaster without being too numb from all the wow moments.
Barnes keeps you guessing all the way through, and even leaves reveals almost to the very last chapter, and I think that adds to the fun. The predictable pacing of a typical kind of mystery doesn’t really apply here. Like I said, w i l d.
“At this point, I could literally become a porn star, and I still wouldn’t be the real scandal in this family.”
I would definitely recommend this for fans of Pretty Little Liars and, even if that’s not your thing at all, but you still like tightly packed twisty stories with strong characters, you’ll dig this, too. Hah, dig. Sorry. Read the book and you’ll understand.
I have no idea if this is the final book in the series or if there’s more to come — because things did kind of follow a natural conclusion and close the book on all the scandals — but if so.. I will totally read on.
** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **