We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Suspense. Intrigue. Danger. Secrets. The fabulously wealthy.  And lies upon lies upon lies. What could go wrong?

The Sinclair’s are the perfect family, no criminals, no addicts, no failures. Who cares if it’s a façade, a lie, everyone can see they are perfect? So are all the people who rest on the private island off the coast of Massachusetts. So are the Liars- a group of four friends. Until their relationships unravel. Soon everyone is scrambling to bury their secrets and then they begin to drown in their own lies. The brilliant, damaged girl and the passionate, political boy, all liars.  

Who will drown next?

This modern suspense is gripping and a dangerous read. E. Lockhart has a unique writing style that is poignantly simple and utterly effective in creating anticipation. The plot line spirals and grows like the lies and the characters are dangerously and worryingly realistic. They could be anyone of us. 

Read it. And if anyone asks how it ends, just LIE.
Rating 9/10
Age 12+

Reviewed by Katie McGregor