New Release & Review: Mistrust by Margaret McHeyzer


Title: Mistrust
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Young Adult
 Release Date: July 29, 2016


From New York Times bestselling author Margaret McHeyzer…. 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.


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This was a tough read for me because it dealt with some very sensitive material told in a 16 year old girl’s perspective. It started a little slow to me but once it got going it was a great read! This is a book that I would recommend every female read. It is emotional, heart wrenching, and definitely an eye opener. I kept having to put this book down and come back to it because it was such an emotional read. I definitely recommend having tissues nearby while reading.

A single event changes Dakota’s life forever and makes her realize who her true friends are and who she can truly trust. Her sister Sam is her rock and I loved how supportive and caring her relationship with Dakota was. Dakota also found comfort in Sophie and Reece. I loved Reece. He was so patient and caring as he helped Dakota get through a very rough time in her life. He ended up being just what Dakota needed and he had a way with words that had me swooning. In amongst all the emotional bits there were a few laugh out loud moments thrown in as well which was a great relief from all the angst and emotions.

After reading this I just have to say that the author chose the perfect title for this book! Mistrust was all about figuring out who you can and can’t trust. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for us next.

Reviewed by Ashley
LLEP Review Team

Dragging myself out of the gymnasium and down the hall, I try and get to the side double-doors. But with no one here to help me, it’s difficult. I need to sit for a moment out on the steps leading to the back field and gather myself.My legs become heavier as I get to the doors. The cyclone happening inside my head is growing thicker while my vision is so unclear I can barely make out any objects.

Stumbling down the first step, I barely recognize where I am.

“What’s happening?” I think I say.

There’s a cacophony of dense sounds; a combination of white noise, mumbling, and a beat which doesn’t make sense.

My eyes are now so heavy I can barely open them and my legs are completely weighted as I attempt to make my way down the stairs. I think I’m going to pass out.


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There’s something about the written word that is pure magic.

Possibly it’s the fact there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering they’re capable to change our lives.

How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds?

I like to think of myself as ‘unique’. My stories aren’t for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be ‘normal’.

Normal is subjective.

I prefer to be known as a person who’s never been ‘bound by custom’ but is ‘unique by choice’.

I hope you do read and enjoy my stories.

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