Friends and Other Liars
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
To all my old friends:
So here you all are. Nice to see you can show up for a person once he’s dead.
When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it is to the grave of her old friend Danny, a member of a group that was, ten years ago, Ruby’s whole world. The crew made a pact back then: stay together, stay loyal, and stay honest. But that was before all of the lies.
Because even friends keep secrets. They just don’t stay secret for long.
Now Danny has left behind a letter for each of them, issuing one final ultimatum: share your darkest betrayal to the group, or risk it coming out in a trap he has created. When past mistakes resurface, the lines of friendship blur, and four old friends are left trying to understand what it means to lie to the ones you love best.
I can’t remember what prompted me to add this to my TBR, but looking at that blurb, I’m not surprised it’s there. One of my go-to tropes is secrets tearing a group apart and then years later being what brings them back together. Many of my Goodreads friends have given this one high ratings, citing well-rounded characters and relationships, which makes me even more excited to give this one a shot.
Have you heard of Friends & Other Liars? Did you find anything surprising on your To-Read shelf this week?