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Peek Inside Chasing Truth

When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions. Eleanor might not trust him, but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he could be the killer.

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When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions.

Eleanor might not trust him – she doesn’t even like him – but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he could be the killer.


"An enjoyably twisty, romantic, and thoughtful prep-school mystery." -Kirkus Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633755086
Series: The Eleanor Ames Series, Book 1
Release Date: Sep 27, 2016
Page Count: 400
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, mystery & suspense, young adult
Tropes: overcoming odds

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By Melissa (YA Book Shelf) July 27, 2016

This is a long(er) book for a YA novel, but it was so good that I dropped everything I had to do, or at least pushed it aside until later, to read this novel in pretty close to one sitting. It's so compelling and the story keeps you guessing (and turning pages) well beyond the normal amount of ti... ...more

By Jaime September 19, 2016

4.5 stars!

I really love Julie Cross’s writing so I was super excited to see that she was writing a mystery, suspense YA series! First of all, you have to know that I am obsessed with crime and suspense stories. I could watch Investigation Discovery 24/7… Dateline, I think I’ve seen every episode... ...more

By Moriah August 08, 2016

I love crime shows. My mom and I are either bingeing a new drama on Netflix or watching episodes of Elementary on Hulu. This was a combination of both.

Eleanor Ames’s entire life was a con. She had no real identity and picked a name that reminded her of the life and family that she knew. Then her... ...more

By Stephanie October 06, 2016

4.5 Stars

'Chasing Truth' is the explosive first installment in a new young adult thriller series. I've read several of the author's other books and really enjoyed them, so I was excited to get my hands on this one. I was not disappointed. This novel lived up to my hopes and expectations - and the... ...more

By Rebekah August 22, 2017

As soon as I saw the possible hate-to-love vibe from the synopsis I immediately went searching and picked up the book.

Another thing that intrigued me about this book is the fact that it’s a bit longer than your typical YA which I LOVE because sometimes I feel like books in the YA genre are a lot... ...more

By Roxanne September 30, 2016

Thanks so much to Entangled Teen via Netgalley for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

By now I've read a few of Julie Cross's books, and I've enjoyed them all, so I figured I was in safe hands by requesting this title. I was pretty confident I would enjoy "Chasing Truth", but... ...more

By Wren [t(he)y] August 29, 2016

This review can also be found at http://fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogs...

I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.

Eleanor is dealing with a lot in her life, including her family's past as con artists and the suicide of her best friend. She believes that Simon didn't actually kill him... ...more

By Suze December 20, 2016

Eleanor goes to school with the rich kids, but she isn't one of them. She's magnificent at pretending though. At Holden Prep many of the students are keeping secrets. When her best friend Simon dies Eleanor doesn't trust the outcome of the police investigation. Something doesn't add up and she ow... ...more

By Siobhan September 27, 2016

Chasing Truth was an exhilarating read chock-full of action, suspense, intrigue, and a smattering of swoon-worthy romance. I loved every intense, pulse-pounding, heart-clenching second of it!

Jason Bourne has met his match in sharp, feisty Eleanor Ames. What a fantastic leading lady! Ellie is a su... ...more

By Natalie (Never trust a duck) November 08, 2016

Thank you to Andye from readingteen.net for letting me read this!!!

The cast the cast the cast THE CAST! I want to either be Eleanor's best friend. Or BE her. She was wonderfully sarcastic and manipulative, I loved her development. I also liked that Ellie was a bit of an unreliable narrator. She d... ...more

By Kim October 31, 2016

Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads.

So, mystery/suspense isn't one of my go to genres, but when I heard one of my favorite authors was writing a series that was Veronica Mars-esque, I knew I had to read it. It was a long book, so I was slightly intimidated in the beginning, but it w... ...more

By September 28, 2016


4.5 “Veronica Mars + Hot Teen Spy” Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Entangled Teen!

This. Freaking. Book. I loved it so much. Which isn’t really a surprise since I knew I’d enjoy the heck out of it from the moment I joined the cover reveal tour. It even made my Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases Fo... ...more

By T.H. November 05, 2016

Ellie is a girl with a checkered past. Raised by her con-artist parents, she now lives with her older sister and her sister’s boyfriend who just happens to be a member of the Secret Service. When the sister’s boyfriend pulls some strings, getting Ellie into an exclusive prep school, she only mana... ...more

By Kassiah November 10, 2016

4-1/2 stars.

Julie Cross writes one of my favorite characters of all time, so I was legit jumping up and down when I got the advanced copy of Chasing Truth, the first book in her brand new suspense Eleanor Ames series.

Ellie has a past that she isn't proud of and is turning over a new leaf, attend... ...more

By Angela August 09, 2016

Absolutely amazing! I already love mystery books so that made me already kinda love this book! Main character is an ex-con artist? Very interesting perspective! So unique! Definately for fans of the Pretty Little Liars tv show! ...more

By Suzana July 03, 2017

If Veronica Mars were a con artist, she would be Ellie. She is just as smart, sassy, and quick-witted. She is a gem of a character who retains her intelligence even while falling in love. She never gets stupid over the guy. And Miles is actually worthy of her. He's an intelligent, decent guy. The... ...more

By Natshane October 07, 2016

I'm rarely stunned for words but I'm pretty sure I am having a reviewer's block right now, how could I not when I'm overwhelmed with Julie Cross' brilliance? The true mastermind behind this masterpiece.

There's Horatio in CSI, Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds and then there's Eleanor Ames in Holde... ...more

By Nicole September 26, 2016

This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Chasing Truth is a YA mystery filled with super spies, intrigue, romance and a touch of teen angst. The combination makes for a fabulous read! The book follows Ellie, a teenage girl who has left her con artist family an... ...more

By wafiyah December 27, 2016

This book was great. The last time I read a series about espionage and mystery, it became one of my all-time favourites, so I was a little apprehensive about this one. But it was actually really good. I found myself guessing the entire time. And it was so reminiscent of Veronica Mars, which I lov... ...more

By Laura (midorireads) February 13, 2017

If you are looking for a suspenseful/contemporary/mystery/romance (check out all those adjectives...), then definitely check out Chasing Truth from Julie Cross!

In Chasing Truth, Eleanor Ames is attempting to live the normal life of a teen, having left... ...more

By Martina September 11, 2016

This is the first book I read were the criminal is a teenager and I was interested to know how she thinks and acts, and the psycological effect of growing up being in a family of con artists. I ended up loving Ellie's charatcer. I think that the strong point of the book were the characters, they... ...more

By Lori October 05, 2016

Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. CHASING TRUTH BY JULIE CROSS BLOG TOUR
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Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | IndieBound | BAM | TBD
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By Lenore October 01, 2016


4 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

So I think I requested this book from NetGalley because it was touted as being for fans of Veronica Mars, and since I am a fan this intrigued me. And I... ...more

By Faith August 26, 2016

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. (Thanks so much!)

Do I have any fellow Veronica Mars fans out there? This book might just help Marshmellows with the supreme sadness that the absence of Veronica Mars TV show left us with. Think hot guys, some serious investigating... ...more

By Lisazj1 March 02, 2017

3.5 stars. ...more

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Julie Cross

About the author

International Best Selling, NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Julie Cross

Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, Chasing Truth, Off the Ice and many more to come! Julie Cross was a longtime resident of central Illinois but has recently moved her entire family across the country to continue her academic studies at Stanford University.

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