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Publisher Description

I’m the popular girl at school.
The one everyone wants to be friends with.
I have the best boyfriend in the world, who’s on the basketball team.
My parents adore me, and I absolutely love them. My sister and I have a great relationship too.
I’m a cheerleader, I have a high GPA and I’m liked even by the teachers.
It was a night which promised to be filled with love and fun until…something happened which changed everything.

Young Adults
29 July
Margaret McHeyzer
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Cameron682 ,

One Not To Miss.

This book tackles a very emotional and sensitive subject that is written in a young sixteen year olds point of view.

Dakota is a junior at school and is excited for her prom. But the night goes nowhere near what she expected to happen. She is so confused and humiliated that she secludes herself from everyone - even her family who she is scared won't love her the same way if they ever found out about "that night". Her sister Sam, notices the difference in Dakota, along with her parents and close friends, but it's not until Sam is sent a picture of Dakota, that she works out what happened at the prom. Being best friends as well as sisters, they make a pact to keep the secret from everyone including their parents - against Sam's better judgement. Dakota feels if she can just bury the secret deep, she will eventually get over it. Of course, this is not the case, as much as she tries.

Even a close knit family with well adjusted kids can go through the horrors of abuse. Dakota was lucky to have a sister who was here for her. Dakota felt broken and unworthy but with a family like hers, she travels the roller coaster of emotions and matures to become an amazing woman.

This book is well written, and you feel like a sixteen year old back at school. Dakota's character is your typical teen until "that night" and unfortunately she is changed forever and even comes out stronger at the end. I can not image what a girl of that age is thinking in a situation like this. My adult / mum mind was screaming for her to seek help from her parents, but I am conscious of the fact not only her age but the shame she was feeling. At the start, I though I had it all worked out, but then with good writing I was steered into a different perspective. My original thought was correct, however I loved that this book took me on a journey that still had me guessing until the reveal. The characters are appealing with Sam and Reece being great support for Dakota. This is a great YA novel that will stay with you for some time to come.

JFDesveaux ,


Mistrust is written as if she has lived every part of it. I love the strong characters and the emotions in this book. I laughted and cried. I had a feeling of "who it would be" but still kept me guessing. I just wish there was more of Reece. Maybe a sequel? 😊
A great book especially for high school students.

Nardia B ,


Mistrust.....something we can all easily do, but in some cases it can be destroying! A very touching and soul searching story that every teenager and adult should read. All it took was one night that completely changed the course of Dakota's life. Will she ever trust again, but will she ever be put back together after that one event left her completely broken!

I love Margaret's work, her writing and story telling is taken to a whole new level, transporting you right into any story, hooking you in from beginning to end. I'm never left disappointed with any of her stories, but most importantly I never forget her stories as they always leave a permant mark on me.

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