The Lies They Tell

The Lies They Tell

Everyone in Tenney?s Harbor, Maine, has heard of the Garrison tragedy. A mysterious fire. A family of five reduced to one. For people like Pearl Haskins?whose dad was the caretaker of the Garrison property when the house went up in flames?the whispers about that night are more than upsetting. They hurt. With her disgraced father now trying to find steady work in between bo Everyone in Tenney?s Harbor, Maine, has heard of the Garrison tragedy. A mysterious fire. A family of five reduce...

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

The Lies They Tell Reviews

  • Lauren
    May 17, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 22, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

    Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to ?investigate? the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the fam...

    Phew! What a ride this book was! If you've been following me here, on Instagram or on Goodreads than you already know I'm a fan of Gillian's writing. I've read her last two books Grit and The Door To January, both of which came out in 2017 and I loved them both! Naturally when Gillian ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/style/sum... Young adult fiction means different things to different people. The very label leaves loads of room for variance and interpretation. And while there are those who look down their nose at YA fiction, the reality is that there?s plenty of nua...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier Everything changed for Pearl the night the Garrison family was killed. Her father was on duty in the gatehouse the night they were shot and the house set on fire leaving only the eldest son Tristan, n...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 2.5 stars! I really enjoy a good mystery and solving crimes right along with a character which is exactly why I had to pick up a copy of The Lies They Tell. While I found it to be an interesting read overall, the story was miss...

    I really enjoyed reading this book as its full of potential but I am so disappointed in the ending Full review coming up soon. ...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    May 02, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

  • Thamy
    May 01, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    "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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 09, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

    Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to ?investigate? the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the fam...

    Phew! What a ride this book was! If you've been following me here, on Instagram or on Goodreads than you already know I'm a fan of Gillian's writing. I've read her last two books Grit and The Door To January, both of which came out in 2017 and I loved them both! Naturally when Gillian ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/style/sum... Young adult fiction means different things to different people. The very label leaves loads of room for variance and interpretation. And while there are those who look down their nose at YA fiction, the reality is that there?s plenty of nua...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier Everything changed for Pearl the night the Garrison family was killed. Her father was on duty in the gatehouse the night they were shot and the house set on fire leaving only the eldest son Tristan, n...

  • Lindsay
    Jan 17, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

  • Talk Supe
    Apr 10, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

    Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to ?investigate? the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the fam...

  • Jen Ryland
    Apr 29, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Allen Adams
    May 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

    Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to ?investigate? the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the fam...

    Phew! What a ride this book was! If you've been following me here, on Instagram or on Goodreads than you already know I'm a fan of Gillian's writing. I've read her last two books Grit and The Door To January, both of which came out in 2017 and I loved them both! Naturally when Gillian ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/style/sum... Young adult fiction means different things to different people. The very label leaves loads of room for variance and interpretation. And while there are those who look down their nose at YA fiction, the reality is that there?s plenty of nua...

  • Heather Wood
    Apr 07, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    May 04, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Ludwig Riviera
    Feb 18, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Apr 15, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

  • johely
    Jan 22, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

  • Kendall • thegeekyyogi
    May 01, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

    Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to ?investigate? the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the fam...

    Phew! What a ride this book was! If you've been following me here, on Instagram or on Goodreads than you already know I'm a fan of Gillian's writing. I've read her last two books Grit and The Door To January, both of which came out in 2017 and I loved them both! Naturally when Gillian ...

  • Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
    May 16, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Apr 20, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

  • 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...

  • paigeee [a bookish brat]
    Jun 04, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

  • Cindy Wilkerson
    May 17, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

  • Diana Iozzia
    Apr 01, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

  • Sara (sarabara081)
    Apr 18, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    RATING: 1.5/5 at most! *I recieved an e-ARC from 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    Review coming... ...

    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...

    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...

    *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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    If a book has polarizing ratings, it?s most likely going to be my jam. Yeah, the characters and situations frustrated me at times. And certain things were left open ended where I would have loved to have seen some closure. But in the end I didn?t care because I enjoyed the ride. ...

    This one was okay. Kind of slow for me. Only a couple shallow twists. I felt like I knew who it was the whole time. ...

    Writing: 4? Plot: 3? Enjoyment: 4.5? Characters: 4? Overall: 4? I will post a mini review later this week and full in depth review closer to the release date. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me an ARC. ...

    Needs a LOT of work if this one is trying to pass as a thriller. THE LIES THEY TELL was off to a good start: a family killed and a townie, Pearl, took it upon herself to ?investigate? the tragedy by ingratiating herself to the clique, the King Bee being the surviving son of the fam...

    Phew! What a ride this book was! If you've been following me here, on Instagram or on Goodreads than you already know I'm a fan of Gillian's writing. I've read her last two books Grit and The Door To January, both of which came out in 2017 and I loved them both! Naturally when Gillian ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/style/sum... Young adult fiction means different things to different people. The very label leaves loads of room for variance and interpretation. And while there are those who look down their nose at YA fiction, the reality is that there?s plenty of nua...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier Everything changed for Pearl the night the Garrison family was killed. Her father was on duty in the gatehouse the night they were shot and the house set on fire leaving only the eldest son Tristan, n...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 2.5 stars! I really enjoy a good mystery and solving crimes right along with a character which is exactly why I had to pick up a copy of The Lies They Tell. While I found it to be an interesting read overall, the story was miss...