Hear it here first because this is THE book that EVERYONE will be talking about this spring. WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart is an unforgettable, unlike-anything-you’ve-heard-before masterpiece. And the audiobook is sure to WOW with its first-person narrative voice. Cadence Sinclair Eastman unfolds her mysterious tale clue by clue, chapter by chapter, and while we can’t reveal too much…we can reveal this first clip:
read by Ariadne Meyers
LibraryReads selected this outstanding novel as their #1 pick for May!
“This brilliant and heartbreaking novel tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming. Though this book is written for teens, it shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone looking for a fantastic read.”—Susan Balla, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
We first shared the buzz about this title in February to announce casting news, a devoted tumblr page, and even a first chapter sampler. Check it out!
The Reviews Are In!
“[Narrator Ariadne] Meyers’s expression of Cadence’s pain is raw and startling, as is the Liars’ tragic response to her unlocking of secrets. The impact of Cady’s realizations will be just as shocking to listeners, who may immediately return to Meyers’s narration of this haunting story.”—AudioFile Earphones Award
“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.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.”—John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
“Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed in spare, precise, and lyrical prose, Lockhart spins a tragic family drama, the roots of which go back generations. And the ending? Shhhh. Not telling. (But it’s a doozy)…This is poised to be big.”—Booklist, starred review
“Lockhart has created a mystery with an ending most readers won’t see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it. At the center of it is a girl who learns the hardest way of all what family means, and what it means to lose the one that really mattered to you.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Riveting, brutal and beautifully told.”—Kirkus, starred review
“E. Lockhart’s latest novel will blow readers away. Spectacular plotting and character delineation build to an ending that will hit readers like a tidal wave…This is a love story as much as it is a psychological mystery. The true genius of Lockhart’s plotting comes with the second reading, when we see that the clues were there, just below the surface of the placid island waters.”—Shelf Awareness
“The story, while lightly touching on issues of class and race, more fully focuses on dysfunctional family drama, a heart-wrenching romance between Cadence and Gat, and, ultimately, the suspense of what happened during that fateful summer. The ending is a stunner that will haunt readers for a long time to come.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“As the intriguing, atmospheric story goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that the protagonist, beautiful and emotionally fragile, is also an unreliable narrator, and what follows is a taut psychological mystery…The ultimate reveal is shocking both for its tragedy and for the how-could-I-have-not-suspected-that? feeling it leaves us with. But we didn’t, which is Lockhart’s commendable triumph.”—Horn Book, starred review