Trust Me When I Lie



"An outstanding debut-confident, compelling, with a surprise around every corner. I loved it." --Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry

Producer Jack Quick knows how to frame a story. So says Curtis Wade, the subject of Jack's new true crime docuseries, convicted of a young woman's murder four years prior. In the eyes of Jack's viewers, flimsy evidence and police bias influenced the final verdict...even though, off screen, Jack himself has his doubts.

But when the series finale is wildly successful, a retrial sees Curtis walk free. And then another victim turns up dead.

To set things right, Jack goes back to the sleepy vineyard town where it all began, bent on discovering what really happened. Because behind the many stories he tells, the truth is Jack's last chance. He may have sprung a killer from jail, but he's also the one that can send him back.

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Sourcebooks Landmark
Publish Date
August 13, 2019
5.5 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

BENJAMIN STEVENSON is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on The Comedy Central. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the US. He currently works with some of Australia's best-loved authors at Curtis Brown Australia. Trust Me When I Lie is his first novel.


"A killer premise, genuinely surprising twists and turns and an original, deeply memorable protagonist" - Dervla McTiernan, author of The Ruin
"A hugely-original premise, a guilt-ridden protagonist, a plot that won't lie down. A great debut" - Chris Hammer, author of international bestseller Scrublands
"A gruesome murder, a podcast, now a blockbuster TV series. With the identity of the killer still a mystery, the man behind the broadcasts is desperate for a conclusion. Clever as hell and as timely as it gets, this is definitely one of the must-read thrillers of the season." - J.P. Smith, author of The Drowning and If She Were Dead
"Readers who stay the course will enjoy some vivid writing...A fine, twisty ending" - Booklist
"A truly magnificent story on so many different levels, Trust Me When I Lie should be at the top of everyone's must-read list." - New York Journal of Books
"Benjamin Stevenson's debut mystery is a dark delight with flawed and damaged characters trying to solve a twisted cold case murder. Stevenson's engaging and sure-footed whodunit (originally released in Australia in 2018 as Greenlight) is a twisty delight." - Shelf Awareness
"An outstanding debut from an exceptional new talent, Trust Me When I Lie is an absorbing thriller told with heart and wit. Morality and ambition clash on a journey full of twists as Trust Me When I Lie takes readers from the cut-throat media landscape to a sleepy town full of secrets. Confident, compelling and with a surprise around every corner, I loved it." - Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry
"Stevenson is a splendidly vivid and tricky writer. Readers will be curious to see what he comes up with next. " - Publishers Weekly