Somehow this one had made it onto my TBR and been promptly forgotten, but I’m glad I found it again today! It’s coming out soon, so this is the perfect reminder to go and get my hands on it 🙂
The Lies They Tell
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor, Maine, knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’s father, the town drunk, who was the caretaker of the property, but she just can’t 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, Pearl’s future doesn’t 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 Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s 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 doesn’t take hers first.
This book is coming out in about a week, and it sounds fantastic! I’m always down for character-driven mysteries, and for some reason I’m doubly excited when it’s a YA novel. If this one catches your eye and you’re on the fence about it, check out my girl Kaycee’s fantastic review.
What books are coming out soon that you’re excited for?