A man lies dead on the floor. How did he get that way? In 1920s Chicago, where crime stories fill the newspapers daily, Carola's abusive stepfather is murdered-and the case makes celebrities of the shy fifteen-year-old and her mother. a famous and quirky attorney, a sleuthing newspaper woman, the Gypsy boy she loves, all make demands. . .but can Carola overcome her shyness and take charge of the media circus surrounding her? Can she turn herself into an assertive young woman who stands up for herself and her mother? And who committed the crime anyway? all of Chicago thinks they know the answer, but do they? The Lie They Told answers the questions it asks with equal doses of mystery, romance, and undying love that resonate with every reader.