ARC Review | Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Deadly Little Scandals (Debutantes, #2)Title: Deadly Little Scandals (Debutanes #2)

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)

Publisher: Freeform

Release Date: November 5, 2019

“Think of the White Gloves like the Junior League – by way of Skull and Bones.”


Deadly Little Scandals returns us to the world of Southern High Society as Sawyer and her family navigate the Summer Lake Season with new secrets, revelations, and as always – scandals.

Things I Liked
This series has so much campy dramatic goodness. It’s addicting to read about this over-the-top world and the rigid social rules that they’re determined to break.

There is such a strong focus on family that I always love. We see the deep complexities that occur when you keep secrets and that ultimately, you’re family is who you choose to love and stand beside.

Mysteries galore! This story is compiled of so many layered and interwoven mysteries, secrets, and lies that I couldn’t put it down. Everything is so connected and well-built.

Things I Didn’t Like
While I really loved the flashbacks used in the story, it was a little hard to get everyone straight and remember their present day counter parts.

The pacing near the end of the story was a little jumpy and hectic. I think it worked with the tone of the story at that time, but it could be distracting at times.

Overall, Deadly Little Scandals was an incredibly enjoyable followup to Little White Lies. And while I think book 1 is a more solid story overall, the rich drama and wonderful characters makes this a book you won’t want to miss.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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