The Lies They Tell
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About the Author
Gillian French is the author of The Lies They Tell, The Missing Season, and Edgar Award finalist Grit, which was an Indie Next List pick and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and ALA Booklist. She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine and lives in Maine with her husband and sons. www.gillianfrench.com.
"Gillian French combines class struggles, family drama, and, of course, murder, like an alchemist, creating something greater than its parts. This book lingers in the best way possible."--Lamar Giles, Edgar Award Finalist and author of Fake ID and Endangered
"The Lies They Tell kept me guessing until the final pages. Readers will root for Pearl as she navigates an undercurrent of darkness and deception. A strong heroine, a satisfying conclusion--one of the best YA novels I've read all year."--Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc.
"French describes in unflinching, haunting prose the social inequities and rugged, often treacherous landscape that define the 'real' Maine. An excellent teen mystery that reveals far more than 'whodunnit.'"--Maria Padian, author of Wrecked
"With haunting, gorgeous prose, The Lies They Tell is a masterful mystery where big secrets lurk in small towns. Privileged summer families, murder, intoxicating boys, and a fierce heroine converge in this novel perfect for fans of We Were Liars and One of Us is Lying."--Shannon M. Parker, author of The Girl Who Fell and Rattled Bones
"Absolutely propulsive storyline. Every single character is written with precision and complexity, while the setting is vividly provoked and lovingly portrayed."--Jessie Ann Foley, author of Neighborhood Girls and Michael Printz Honor Book The Carnival at Bray
"A lush summer atmosphere, class tensions, and complex romantic feelings all hit pitch-perfect notes in this slow-burning mystery."--Kirkus Reviews
"With intriguing characters and unexpected twists and turns, French keeps her readers guessing until the very end. Fans of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars and Allan Wolff's Who Killed Christopher Goodman? should add this title to their must-read lists. A valuable addition to thriller shelves."--School Library Journal
"Much as in her debut Grit, French gives a disturbing picture of the world bought by privilege and power."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Pearl is an empathetic character, and French does an excellent job of highlighting the tension between social classes in this slow-burning mystery, as well as the difficulties of navigating family drama. "--Publishers Weekly
"The Lies They Tell is one of the most satisfying displays of the mystery craft that I've read all year."--Press Herald