[ARC Review] Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill

A young, street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realized he might have conned his way into the wrong family in this fast-paced and thrilling novel from award-winning author Cristin Terrill.

When ten-year-old Daniel Tate went missing from one of California's most elite communities, he left no trace. He simply vanished.

Six years later, when he resurfaces on a snowy street in Vancouver, he's no longer the same boy. His sandy hair is darker, the freckles are gone, and he's initially too traumatized to speak, but he's alive. His overjoyed family brings him home to a world of luxury and comfort he can barely remember. In time, they assure him, he'll recover his memories; all that matters now is they're together again. 

It's perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing.

He isn't Daniel Tate.

He's a petty con artist who accidentally stumbled into the scam of a lifetime, and he soon learns he's not the only one in the Tate household with something to hide. The family has as many secrets as they have millions in the bank, and one of them might be ready to kill to keep the worst one buried.


You definitely need this book. This is an incredible story about love and loss and trying to find one's place. It is full of twists and turns. You think "Daniel Tate" has all the secrets, guess again. This book will keep you on your toes and make you doubt what you think is the truth. 

We never really know who is the male behind Daniel Tate. We get bits and pieces of his life but as this male continues the identity of Daniel Tate, this male's life and Daniel Tate's life becomes blurred. He has conned people for years now. But he is out of tricks and must figure out how to continue the identity of Daniel Tate before someone figures him out, or has someone already figured him out?

I'll leave that question for the reader but I can't recommend this book enough. This YA contemporary deals with unique elements that hasn't been explored much in YA. 

The ending left me in chills and in shock. It's one of those ohmyfreakinggoodness moments that you won't forget.

By the way, I received an ARC from the author and I'm still thrilled and thankful.

For more information about the book please visit goodreads.

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