The Lies They Tell

The Lies They Tell Review

With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars and Gayle Forman’s I Was Here, this dark and twisted mystery will be the page-turner of the year.

Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor, Maine, knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’s father, the town drunk, who was the caretaker of the property, but she just can’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.”

With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. This year, Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends have made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that, once untangled, will leave no life unchanged . . . if it doesn’t take hers first.

Title:The Lies They Tell

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "It seemed everyone felt fascination-meets-revulsion in Tristan Garrison's presence, followed by but the police cleared him; they let him go, didn't they? Somehow, it wasn't a comfort. Not at all."O...

  • Diane S ?

    Tenney's Harbor, Maine a place with a large influx of the summer families, those westhy families who live in the big houses. Pearl, seventeen, lives here with her dad who is a caretaker for those big ...

  • Aneela ?the_mystique_reader?

    My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.5ReviewThis is the first book I have read by the writer Gillian French. I loved the synopsis and cover of the book so I knew I had to read it. (Pretty covers are my weakness).I...

  • Camila Roy ??RoyIsReading??

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most!ARC provided by Edelweiss and Harper Teen in exchange for an honest reviewThe premise of this novel is what got me interested in reading it. I didn't expect much, except maybe li...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    4.5 Stars!It's been a really long time since I've read a YA mystery that has kept me on the edge of my seat, not only guessing at what was about to happen, but with what did happen as well. The magica...

  • Krystin Rachel

    My Book ish: Blog | InstaI was really hoping this was going to be sweaty, atmospheric summer thriller. But I only got 1 out of 2 from that list.Depending on what’s important to you – the atmospher...

  • Dennis

    The Lies They Tell is a smart, light mystery with suspenseful undertones that will engage you from the beginning. Seriously, the first chapter, um, wow—talk about hooking me in right from the begi...

  • Amber (Books of Amber)

    The Lies They Tell was boring. There’s no other way to put it. The beginning does nothing to grip you, aside from the initial prologue where the family dies, and the book really doesn’t improve fr...

  • Frank Phillips

    3.5 Stars! Pretty decent YA novel! I'm so used to adult Thrillers that reading one for young adults is a very noticeable difference for me; not near as much on the edge of my seat as I would like to b...

  • Amy's Book Reviews

    1.5 STARS The most exciting part of THE LIES THEY TELL is the blurb about the story. What starts off as a promising premise, a wealthy family murdered, their surviving son and a poor girl’s father s...