I read Nets & Lies in one sitting. All I can say is what a gut wrenching story!! Katie Ashley delivered an AMAZING cast of main characters and secondary characters. I was completely captivated with this storyline. Rape is a subject that is very difficult to write about, let alone read about. I give the author two thumbs up on how she handled this subject matter.
Nets & Lies follows the lives of two high school seniors who are complete opposites. Melanie is a sweet, loving, determined, goal oriented young woman who always follows the rules. Melanie is the captain of the varsity basketball team and head over heels in love with Will Thompson, the son of her basketball coach. Melanie has her life mapped out. She intends to continue her relationship with Will while they attend college and plans to marry Will one day.
Jordan on the other hand, comes from a broken home, always in trouble in school and known to be promiscuous. Jordan's flirtation with Coach T eventually turns to something more.
Both girls get caught up in a horrific event that will change their lives forever. After accusations of rape, the spot light is placed on Coach Thompson "Coach T", a respectable man in the community, a husband and a father.
Nets & Lies touched me in so many ways. Both Melanie and Jordan are struggling with lies that they have told; lies that will destroy the ones that they love.
This quote that stood out to me:
"In less than a week, everything I held dear had been stripped from me."
My heart was in my throat and I had knots in my stomach several times throughout the book. I cried tears of sadness along with tears of joy. I would highly recommend this book to others and I rate this book 5 stars.