We Were Liars by E.Lockhart Review

we were liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
May 13, 2014
Delacorte Press
Hardcover, 240 pgs.

What it’s about:

The beautiful, blue-blooded Sinclair family sends the summers on their luxurious private island. The cousins have grown up together. They are best friends.  They call themselves the Liars. They are untouchable. Until the accident. Cadence Sinclair, the oldest, the heir, is hazy on the details, but she knows that one summer changed everything.

Why you might like it:

So you think you know E. Lockhart? Clever and sassy Frankie Landau-Banks. Charming and awkward Ruby Oliver. All true, but We Were Liars will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about E. Lockart. While her previous novels are smart and fun, this newest offering is dark and suspenseful. This short book packs a huge emotional punch.  If you like a story that slowly unfolds to reveal a surprise twist, then this book should be right up your alley! Do you like an unreliable narrator? Check! Flashbacks? You’ll find those too! How about dysfunctional families? You’ll find dysfunction in spades! If you are a fan of psychological thrillers you might like We Were Liars. It’s best to go into this book not really knowing what it’s about, so be on the look out for spoilers! The book description is cryptic for a reason!

Want more like this?

For a similar haunting atmosphere and psychological trauma you might try The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. You might also enjoy Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.

3 responses to “We Were Liars by E.Lockhart Review

  1. I haven’t read anything from E. Lockhart, but I’ve heard such good things about all her books! I hope to splurge on all of her books one day, lock myself in my room for the week and do nothing but read! Happy you enjoyed this one!


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