The Lies They Tell

The Lies They Tell

With shades of E. Lockhart?s We Were Liars and Gayle Forman?s I Was Here, this dark and twisted mystery will be the page-turner of the year. 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 With shades of E. Lockhart?s We Were Liars and Gayle Forman?s I Was Here, this dark and twisted mystery ...

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Title:The Lies They Tell
Author:Gillian French
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Genres:Mystery
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Lies They Tell Reviews

  • Trisha
    Oct 21, 2018
    "You know the Yeats quote, 'Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.' You'd never let that happen, if you couldn't help it. That's not a bad thing." For some reason, I just didn't feel the connection of pull for this one. I loved the characters and found Pearl's life to be interes...
  • Lauren
    May 17, 2018
    *1.5* I was so incredibly excited for The Lies They Tell. I love mysteries, and while this book was not getting the best reviews, I still held out hope. Now that I've finished the book, however, I feel that I should have listened to the reviews, as The Lies They Tell unfortunately ...
  • Paperback Princess
    May 23, 2018
    Tenney's Harbour in Maine is a small town, with few locals, but during the summer the rich arrive in droves to stay in their holiday mansions. When one of the well renowned families, the Garrison's, were burnt to death along with their home, the small town was thrown into confusion and...
  • Jamie
    May 02, 2018
    Review coming... ...
  • Thamy
    May 01, 2018
    I wasn?t ready for this book. If Pearl wasn?t a teenager and the point of view weren?t all hers, I?d even argue this isn?t YA. I?m always glad when a writer takes her YA seriously. After her father loses most of his jobs thanks to a tragedy happen right under his watch, ...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Jan 04, 2018
    4.5 Stars! It's been a really long time since I've read a YA mystery that has kept me on the edge of my seat, not only guessing at what was about to happen, but with what did happen as well. The magical whodunit. I usually figure these things out and yet this time, I think I didn...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 27, 2018
    The Lies They Tell is a Young Adult standalone mystery. This is my first book by this author. The narrator is 18 year old Pearl (3rd person POV). The story takes place in Tenney?s Harbor, a tourist town in Maine. The mystery concerns The Garrison tragedy, a fire that killed mos...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 08, 2018
    Tenney's Harbor, Maine a place with a large influx of the summer families, those westhy families who live in the big houses. Pearl, seventeen, lives here with her dad who is a caretaker for those big estates. Pearl herself works at the country club serving the wealthy. Then something h...
  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    Mar 04, 2018
    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 ...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 17, 2018
    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 Ro...
  • Ashley
    May 03, 2018
    Easy to read and not that long. Not suspenseful, mysterious, or thrilling past maybe the first chapter or two. Everything was way too obvious and Pearl didn?t seem purposeful in anything she did. She wasn?t so much investigating as stumbling around wherever anyone happened to invit...
  • Jen Ryland
    Apr 29, 2018
    A YA literary mystery set on Mt Desert Island in Maine. Local girl Pearl's father was the caretaker of a house that was burned to the ground with the Garrisons, a wealthy family, inside. Now he drinks to help him ignore the curious stares and whispers, while she gets involved with a ri...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Feb 01, 2019
    1 star rating I should not have read this one. I was bored the entire time. I did not ever connect as this type of trope story had been done countless times. There was nothing original, scary, suspenseful, or interesting about it. ...
  • Heather Wood
    Apr 07, 2018
    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 figur...
  • S.M. Parker
    Dec 06, 2017
    With haunting, gorgeous prose, THE LIES THEY TELL is a masterful mystery that will transport you to the dark coast of Maine where big secrets lurk in small towns. Privileged summer families, murder, intoxicating boys and a fierce heroine converge in this novel perfect for fans of...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    May 04, 2018
    1.5 STARS The most exciting part of THE LIES THEY TELL is the blurb about the story. What starts off as a promising premise, a wealthy family murdered, their surviving son and a poor girl?s father suspects, never got off the ground for me. While empathizing with her difficult ...
  • Aly
    Jun 24, 2018
    Good mystery. I liked Grit a lot, so I'm not surprised this was a good read. I felt bad for Pearl. Her mom moved away, her dad's an alcoholic, and she in unrequited love with her best friend. I had issues with all the boys in this book. Reese had to know how Pearl felt about him, but...
  • Ludwig
    Feb 18, 2018
    The Lies They Tell is a beautifully slow-paced novel that would be especially appealing to YA readers. The story does contain an element of mystery , and you can say it's almost in the vein of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. About six months ago, The Garrisons represented a truly fla...
  • Katherine
    Jan 06, 2019
    ?I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me.?- The Great Gatsby The best way to describe this novel is The Great Gatsby coupled in with This Side of Paradise, with a touch of nautical Gossip Girl to b...
  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Apr 15, 2018
    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 Gar...
  • Krystin Rachel
    Jul 04, 2018
    My Book ish: Blog | Insta 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...
  • Danielle
    Jan 20, 2019
    - Read for the #Buzzwordathon 2019, hosted by BooksandLala -Buzzword: Lie/Liar/Lying _________________________________________________________ The Garrison fire tragedy has been the talk of the town in Tenney?s Harbor, Maine. A family of five reduced to one as the Garrison prope...
  • Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
    May 16, 2018
    My Rating: ???.5 Review This is the first book I have read by the writer Gillian French. I loved the synopsis and cover of the book so I knew I had to read it. (Pretty covers are my weakness). I started the book with high expectatations. The character development and ...
  • Erin
    Sep 19, 2018
    2.5 Stars I didn't know how many stars to give The Lies They Tell, because I couldn't decide what type of book this was. I went into The Lies They Tell expecting it to be a murder mystery but what I got was more of a character driven story about The Have & Have Nots. So I didn't...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Apr 20, 2018
    I actually really wanted to like this more than I did. I was looking for small town mystery and family secrets creating this dark and atmospheric story and I don?t feel like all of that was fulfilled. The story was mostly obvious and underdeveloped. The Lies They Tell follows Pearl H...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    Apr 01, 2018
    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 an...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Apr 24, 2018
    "It seemed everyone felt fascination-meets-revulsion in Tristan Garrison's presence, followed bybut the police cleared him; they let him go, didn't they?Somehow, it wasn't a comfort. Not at all." Over the past year I've become an avid fan of Gillian French; her writing is so cha...
  • Frank Phillips
    Jun 27, 2018
    3.5 Stars! Pretty decent YA novel! I'm so used to adult Thrillers that reading one for young adults is a very noticeable difference for me; not near as much on the edge of my seat as I would like to be, but at the same time i can enjoy the Simplicity of the writing and plot. I've read ...
  • Diana Iozzia (Bookworm Banter)
    Apr 01, 2018
    ?The Lies They Tell? Written by Gillian French Review written by Diana Iozzia of Bookworm Banter ?The Lies They Tell? follows our main protagonist, Pearl Haskins, as she discovers the mystery of why the house of one of the richest families in town has burned to the ground...
  • Dennis
    Mar 12, 2018
    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 Ha...