At the Speed of Lies


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$19.99  $18.59
Scholastic Press
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5.86 X 8.58 X 1.15 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Cindy L. Otis is a former CIA officer, a national security expert, and the author of the nonfiction book for young readers True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News. In addition, she is a frequent media commentator and writes regularly about national security issues, often cited by the Washington Post, the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, and CNN.You can visit her online at


Praise for At the Speed of Lies

"With a sharp, compelling main character and an equally compelling mystery, At the Speed of Lies is a perfect--and timely--thriller." --Kirsten White, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hide

"At the Speed of Lies takes readers on a gripping, suspenseful ride through the fever swamp of online conspiracies and their real-life consequences. It is truly a book for our time." --Sarah Darer Littman, author of Some Kind of Hate

"Starring a fierce wheelchair user who uncovers conspiracy theories and takes down ableist bullies, At the Speed of Lies is a page-turning thriller of a debut novel." --Lillie Lainoff, author of One for All

"Timely and gripping, Cindy L. Otis's fiction debut is a thought-provoking commentary on the far-reaching consequences of conspiracy theories. Readers are sure to devour this smart and captivating thriller." --Emily Lloyd-Jones, international bestselling author of The Drowned Woods

"At the Speed of Lies is an intense read, giving a chilling glimpse into the world of how conspiracies and disinformation spreads. A compelling and timely debut." --Cindy Pon, author of Want

"Cindy L. Otis weaves a disturbing cautionary tale with expert precision. This book should be required reading for everyone." --Jennifer Moffett, author of Those Who Prey

★"Former CIA officer Otis crafts a timely, pulse-pounding mystery..." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A timely, unsettling, and insightful read." -- Kirkus Reviews