By: E. Lockhart
Genre: YFB - General fiction
Published by: A & U Children
Published: 4 May 2022
ISBN: 9781761067310


Prequel to WE WERE LIARS, the #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and award-winning YA novel that TikTok can't stop talking about!

A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow. A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy. A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes.

Welcome back to the Sinclair family.

They were always liars.

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Set on a private island, just off Martha’s vineyard, we experience a summer holiday with the wealthy Sinclair family, told through the eyes of eldest daughter, 18-year-old Carrie.

It’s summer holidays on the private island, and this year Carrie’s cousin Yardley has invited her boyfriend and two of his friends along.

It doesn’t take long for Carrie to become infatuated with the carefree Pfeff, and things progress wonderfully at first. But within a family of liars, this cannot last!

In this family, they must always pretend everything is fine, and keep a stiff upper lip - which they do, even in the face of murder and betrayal.

Although it is a prequel to We Were Liars, it is a fantastic stand alone story. A terrific escapist novel about the behaviour of the wealthy elite, family duty and protecting the good name of your family. It will be loved by those 15 and older.

Reviewed by Rob