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READ & DOWNLOAD ´ The Lying Woods ↠ Owen Foster has never wanted for anything Then his mother shows up at his elite New Orleans boarding school cradling a bombshell his privileged life has been funded by stolen money After using the family business the single largest employer in his small Louisiana town to embezzle millions and drain the employeeOwen Foster has never wanted for anything Then his mother shows up at his elite New Orleans boarding school cradling a bombshell his privileged life has been funded by stolen money After using the family business the single largest employer in his small Louisiana town to embezzle millions and drain the employees' retirement accounts Owen's father vanished without a trace leaving Owen and his mother to deal with. I went into this book expecting a light mysterious read based on Elston's fierce following but I had no clue it would be THAT good Seriously how have I not come across her books before now I need to immediately scour her backlist and catch up on all her other books that I've missed thus far When I saw the description for this one pop up on NetGalley it was one of those moments where I hit the button based on a pretty cover and a vague angsty synopsis bats eyes Weirdly enough the tree on the cover didn't play into the story uite like I had expected and this my friends was a very good thing Owen Foster is in the middle of a prank war with his best friend Jack when he's called into the principal's office of his highly esteemed boarding school and is informed that his father has committed a modern day Ponzi scheme and left his mother and he to face the tumultuous aftershock while dad escapes relatively unscathed and millions of dollars wealthier As expected Owen has to return back to his hometown with his mother in the wake of losing all of their worldly possessions and this return includes harassment of all kinds such as death threats and flaming bricks through windows Did I mention his father's business going under affects nearly every single person in the town Naturally no one is welcoming to Owen and his mother except a recluse named Gus who offers to hire Owen and pay him in exchange for services rendered in renovating his house and working in harvesting the pecan crop this year As Owen works on the farm he comes to learn that his father spent a summer working on this very farm and we slowly get the back story into why Owen's father has done what he has done I left out a few key plots such as the letter that Owen receives from his father the day before he leaves Sutton the fancy pants boarding school because I want you to experience that part for yourself and while the tension of that meeting does build over the course of the novel it's not the main focus I was blown away by how complex and multi faceted this book was; it had present day storytelling and flashback moments told at the end of each chapter explaining what happened that fateful summer in 1999 when Owen's father worked at the farm There is a bit of budding romance included past and present but again it's not the main focus or done in a way to overshadow all the important elements here I don't want to say too much other than just read the book but it was the type of read that checked all my boxes The Lying Woods was a mystery that kept me grappling between various outcomes included emotional depth not typically found in YA contemporary mysteries and featured a platonic male relationship that was everything I could have hoped for and This book was incredibly satisfying compulsively readable and included many lessons that are relevant for teens and adults alike Highly recommended Many thanks to the publisher for providing my copy via NetGalley

The Lying WoodsOwen Foster has never wanted for anything Then his mother shows up at his elite New Orleans boarding school cradling a bombshell his privileged life has been funded by stolen money After using the family business the single largest employer in his small Louisiana town to embezzle millions and drain the employees' retirement accounts Owen's father vanished without a trace leaving Owen and his mother to deal with. I went into this book expecting a light mysterious read based on Elston's fierce following but I had no clue it would be THAT good Seriously how have I not come across her books before now I need to immediately scour her backlist and catch up on all her other books that I've missed thus far When I saw the description for this one pop up on NetGalley it was one of those moments where I hit the button based on a pretty cover and a vague angsty synopsis bats eyes Weirdly enough the tree on the cover didn't play into the story uite like I had expected and this my friends was a very good thing Owen Foster is in the middle of a prank war with his best friend Jack when he's called into the principal's office of his highly esteemed boarding school and is informed that his father has committed a modern day Ponzi scheme and left his mother and he to face the tumultuous aftershock while dad escapes relatively unscathed and millions of dollars wealthier As expected Owen has to return back to his hometown with his mother in the wake of losing all of their worldly possessions and this return includes harassment of all kinds such as death threats and flaming bricks through windows Did I mention his father's business going under affects nearly every single person in the town Naturally no one is welcoming to Owen and his mother except a recluse named Gus who offers to hire Owen and pay him in exchange for services rendered in renovating his house and working in harvesting the pecan crop this year As Owen works on the farm he comes to learn that his father spent a summer working on this very farm and we slowly get the back story into why Owen's father has done what he has done I left out a few key plots such as the letter that Owen receives from his father the day before he leaves Sutton the fancy pants boarding school because I want you to experience that part for yourself and while the tension of that meeting does build over the course of the novel it's not the main focus I was blown away by how complex and multi faceted this book was; it had present day storytelling and flashback moments told at the end of each chapter explaining what happened that fateful summer in 1999 when Owen's father worked at the farm There is a bit of budding romance included past and present but again it's not the main focus or done in a way to overshadow all the important elements here I don't want to say too much other than just read the book but it was the type of read that checked all my boxes The Lying Woods was a mystery that kept me grappling between various outcomes included emotional depth not typically found in YA contemporary mysteries and featured a platonic male relationship that was everything I could have hoped for and This book was incredibly satisfying compulsively readable and included many lessons that are relevant for teens and adults alike Highly recommended Many thanks to the publisher for providing my copy via NetGalley

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The Lying Woods æ Boarding school days before disappearingOwen's only refuge is the sprawling isolated pecan orchard he works at after school owned by a man named Gus who has his own secrets and in some ways seems to know Owen better than he knows himself As Owen uncovers a terrible injustice that looms over the same Preacher Woods he's claimed as his own he must face a shocking truth about his own past and write a better future. I'm so sad to say this bored me to deathThe premise was very intriguing I'm a huge fan of Ashley Elston and I really enjoyed This Is Our Story so I admit I went into this with great expectations However I found myself incredibly disappointed by the lack of suspense and the predictable twists FREE READ Ü MONEYEXPRESSCARD.CO.UK ñ Ashley Elston

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Ashley Elston ñ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD The falloutOwen returns to Lake Cane to finish his senior year where people he can barely remember despise him for his father's crimes It's bad enough dealing with muttered insults and glares but when Owen and his mother receive increasingly frightening threats from someone out for revenge he knows he must get to the bottom of what really happened at Louisiana Frac and the cryptic note his father sent him at his. ashley elston is becoming one of my favourite authors for YA thrillers is that a thing it totally should bei read her previous book This is Our Story can we just appreciate how the covers match so well even though they aren't connected or related i totally LOVE it and was so impressed with how she crafted the mystery and created the characters and played with my mind ugh so goodanyways so going into this book my hopes were very HIGH and let me tell you it was INCREDIBLEthe story is about our main character owen who is residing in his fancy boarding school when he hears from his mother that his father the owner of a VERY big company responsible for employing most of the people in his town has drained money from all the accounts and ranthis as you can imagine results in chaos owen's mother can no longer afford to send him to the boarding school bc his dad didn't leave them any money either major jerk i know so he comes back home and has to deal with glares insults and threats from the townspeople who think him and his mom were in on the dad's planANYWAYS along with that SUPER interesting plot there's some other secrets that have been hiding in this small town for tooooo long and are going to get unraveled very sooni thought the way ashley elston constructed the story was PURE GENIUS it flips between two perspectives and two time frames owen and noah present and past and as we hear and about their lives and isn't making sense the setting is so well written i love reading about small towns but i just found this one to be so atmospheric and realistic the audiobook made it come to life and the narrators were fantastic i LOVED listening to noah's story at first it took time to adjust to him but the we learned about him the i loved his character and his conflict the relationship between him and maggie was so pure and yes im a total sucker for the whole 'the whole world and our families are against us being together' tropeAND THE PLOT TWIST it was so incredibly set i wasn't expecting it at all and i totally had to stop and scream and rewind so i could take in what was just revealed bc DAMN I WASN'T READY am i hyping it up too muchprobablythe only issue i had with it was that the beginning was slow and it took me some time to adjust between the two narrations i kept getting lost between the names and time periods we were in and that is never fun to figure outto conclude this is a v good thriller that doesn't have scary freaky parts yay but is still incredibly entertaining and wholesome and very satisfying 45 stars