With shades of E. Lockharts We Were Liars and Gayle Formans I Was Here, this dark and twisted mystery will be the page-turner of the year.Everyone in Tenneys Harbor, Maine, knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people dont know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskinss father, the town drunk, who was the caretaker of the property, but she just cant 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, Pearls future doesnt 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 Pearls section. Though shes repulsed by most of them, Tristans quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her fathers 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, once untangled, will leave no life unchanged . . . if it doesnt take hers first....
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The Lies They Tell Reviews
The town of Tenney's Harbor, Maine is your typical, small-town summer getaway destination, where a fine, societal line exists between the wealthy summer residents and the blue collar "townies".
A year ago, this small town was shaken by the shocking murder of the prestigious Garrison family. Someone shot and killed the Garrisons, then setting fire to their home. The only remaining Garrison was 17 year-old Tristan.
As if the murder itself wasn't shock enough to the town, Pearl Haskin's family is ef ...more
The Lies They Tell is a smart, light mystery with suspenseful undertones that will engage you from the beginning. Seriously, the first chapter, um, wow—talk about hooking me in right from the beginning. In a town plagued by the uber rich and the working class townies, Tenney’s Harbor, Maine, is a town not unlike other nautical New England towns that have been famously depicted in film and media in the past. I was immediately transported back to my time vacationing in the Hamptons and Rhode Isl ...more
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I was really hoping this was going to be sweaty, atmospheric summer thriller. But I only got 1 out of 2 from that list.
Depending on what’s important to you – the atmosphere or the thrills – you’re either going to love this or not.
Immediately upon starting this I got a Revenge meets Gossip Girl meets Riverdale vibe. It’s got that spoiled teens with no adult supervision in the Hamptons thing going on.
It’s very rich versus poor. The pool owners and the pool cleaners. The ha ...more
The Lies They Tell was boring. There’s no other way to put it. The beginning does nothing to grip you, aside from the initial prologue where the family dies, and the book really doesn’t improve from there.
I felt nothing for the characters, not even the main one. She didn’t have much of a personality.
Since this is a thriller, it could have at least had a decent twist. However, it’s pretty clear who the culprit is from the start. It was so obvious that I almost started to believe it couldn’t be th ...more
RATING: 1.5/5 at most!
ARC provided by Edelweiss and Harper Teen in exchange for an honest review
The premise of this novel is what got me interested in reading it. I didn't expect much, except maybe likable characters and a decent storyline. Instead, I got something pointless and very disappointing. I swear if I see one more person comparing this to We Were Liars I’m going to lose it...
This is NOT a rant review. You have to actually care to rant and I simply don't. I am 100% detached from everyth ...more
Pearl lives in a small, oceanside Maine town where there is a fine line between the rich and poor. She is part of the latter and works at the town’s country club along with her dad. Six months earlier, four out of five Garrison’s (one of the rich families who live on Millionaire Row) were shot in their sleep and their house was set ablaze. Pearl’s father was on duty that night and didn’t see anything suspicious until he smelled the flames, and by then it was too late to save the family. Now he i ...more
This book is between a three and a four star read for me. I really liked it because I did feel drawn into the setting and characters and I did finish the book within a couple of sittings. My only disappointment came from the lack of a big "aha" moment. The mystery was too easy to figure out and the ending not very satisfying. I did like the main character a lot and I felt her relatable and realistic.
Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to “investigate” the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the family who was brutally murdered.
For the most part, this book is about Pearl dating outside her class, a rich kid whose life & style is beyond her as her family is nothing but glorified help to these wealthy families ...more