With shades of E. Lockharts We Were Liars and Gayle Formans I Was Here, this dark and twisted mystery will be the page-turner of the year.Everyone in Tenneys Harbor, Maine, knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people dont know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskinss father, the town drunk, who was the caretaker of the property, but she just cant 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, Pearls future doesnt 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 Pearls section. Though shes repulsed by most of them, Tristans quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her fathers 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 doesnt take hers first....
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The Lies They Tell Reviews
If a book has polarizing ratings, it’s most likely going to be my jam.
Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure.
But in the end I didn’t care because I enjoyed the ride.
I was so incredibly excited for The Lies They Tell. I love mysteries, and while this book was not getting the best reviews, I still held out hope. Now that I've finished the book, however, I feel that I should have listened to the reviews, as The Lies They Tell unfortunately was not the book for me.
The Lies They Tell falls into the 'meh' category. I didn't love it nor did I hate it; instead, it was just kind of there. I had no problem finishing it, as I wanted to know how it ended, but at ...more
Phew! What a ride this book was! If you've been following me here, on Instagram or on Goodreads than you already know I'm a fan of Gillian's writing. I've read her last two books Grit and The Door To January, both of which came out in 2017 and I loved them both! Naturally when Gillian asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing her newest book, The Lies They Tell, I didn't hesitate to say yes. I knew I would I wouldn't be disappointed reading another one of her Maine centered mysteri ...more
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 magical whodunit.
I usually figure these things out and yet this time, I think I didn't want to be right. I didn't want to feel something for the bad guy. I didn't want it to be who it was and more importantly, because of it, I didn't see it coming as well as I should of and because of that, this had me tu ...more
Tenney's Harbour in Maine is a small town, with few locals, but during the summer the rich arrive in droves to stay in their holiday mansions. When one of the well renowned families, the Garrison's, were burnt to death along with their home, the small town was thrown into confusion and suspicion. All but one remains of the Garrison's, Tristan, who had not been there on the fateful night that his entire family burnt.
It seemed everyone felt fascination-meets-revulsion in Tristan Garrison's presenc ...more
I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC.
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I really enjoy a good mystery and solving crimes right along with a character which is exactly why I had to pick up a copy of The Lies They Tell. While I found it to be an interesting read overall, the story was missing that excitement to truly grab me throughout.
The Lies They Tell had a strong beginning, initially quite engaging as we meet the Garrison’s while Pearl waits on the family, minus the one, only for them to be murdered lat ...more
Young adult fiction means different things to different people. The very label leaves loads of room for variance and interpretation. And while there are those who look down their nose at YA fiction, the reality is that there’s plenty of nuance and sophistication to the best work in the genre.
Maine author Gillian French’s work definitely demonstrates those qualities; her latest is “The Lies They Tell,” a thriller featuring a young woman trying to get to the ...more