One of our Books of the Year 2014 A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her cousins that means long hot summers on their special holiday island. Days of swimming and picnics and parties. But around them swirl the problems of their parents and particularly, the complex issues of their inheritance. When Cadence hits her head in an accident she can’t remember anything about how it might have happened; a whole section of her life is missing. It is only when she goes back to the family island that the truth slowly and painfully becomes clear.
A Piece of Passion from Emma Matthewson, Editor-at-Large, Hot Key Books "This has been one of those books that just sucked everybody in from the moment we started reading. E. Lockhart has written a book of contrasts and of many parts, and that is what makes this book so very, very extraordinary and addictive. It is a book that was born to be talked about."
Sarah Odedina, Hot Key MD, says: "Everyone at Hot Key Books is so excited and energised by having this breathtaking book on the list. It is a one-sitting heart-pounding read. It is quite simply unique and we know we are going to have a spectacular time bringing it to the attention of readers."
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A New York Times BestsellerOne of James Patterson's "e;Favorite Thrillers for the Beach"e; (New York Times)"e;Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents."e; Wall Street Journal"e;A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten."e; Parade.com"e;Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable."e; John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars"e;You're going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending."e; Breia Brissey, Entertainment WeeklyA beautiful and distinguished family.A private island.A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.A group of four friendsthe Liarswhose friendship turns destructive.A revolution. An accident. A secret.Lies upon lies.True love.The truth.We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE."e;An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing."e; New York Times Book Review"e;No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic."e; The Chicago Tribune
|Publication date:||13th May 2014|
|Publisher:||Books on Tape Listening Library|
|Primary Genre||Children's & YA Fiction|