The Lies They Tell by Gillian French audiobook

The Lies They Tell

By Gillian French
Read by Caitlin Davies

HarperTeen, HarperCollins 9780062642585
7.07 Hours Unabridged
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With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars and Courtney Summers’s Sadie, this dark and twisted mystery set in a divided Maine seaside town simmers with unresolved tensions and unpredictable truths.   Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor 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’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’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 would leave no life unchanged…if it doesn’t take hers first.

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Summary

Summary

With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars and Courtney Summers’s Sadie, this dark and twisted mystery set in a divided Maine seaside town simmers with unresolved tensions and unpredictable truths.  

Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor 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’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’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 would leave no life unchanged…if it doesn’t take hers first.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unflinching, haunting prose. An excellent teen mystery that reveals far more than ‘whodunnit.’” Maria Padian, author of Wrecked
“Combines class struggles, family drama, and murder. This book lingers in the best way possible.” Lamar Giles, author of Fake ID
“A little bit Gatsby, a little bit The Girl on the Train. An absolutely propulsive storyline.” Jessie Ann Foley, author of Neighborhood Girls
“With intriguing characters and unexpected twists and turns, French keeps her readers guessing until the very end.” School Library Journal
“A lush summer atmosphere, class tensions, and complex romantic feelings all hit pitch-perfect notes…An eerie, well-drawn mystery.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Gillian French

Author Bio: Gillian French

Gillian French’s short fiction has appeared in various publications and anthologies. She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine. She lives in Maine with her husband and son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.07
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English