Listen for the Lie

A Novel

By Amy Tintera
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Title: Listen for the Lie
Author: Amy Tintera
ISBN: 9781250880314
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New York Times Bestseller | Good Morning America Book Club Pick

What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn't matter?

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in town. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t remember anything about, and she has since moved to LA and started a new life.

But now the phenomenally huge hit true crime podcast "Listen for the Lie," and its too-good looking host Ben Owens, have decided to investigate Savvy’s murder for the show’s second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend’s murder, even if she is the one that did it.

The truth is out there, if we just listen.

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Amy Tintera is the New York Times bestselling author of several series for young adults. She earned degrees in journalism and film and worked in Hollywood before becoming an author. Raised in Austin, Texas, she frequently sets her novels in the Lone Star State, but she now lives in Los Angeles, where there’s far less humidity but not nearly enough Tex-Mex. Listen for the Lie is her adult debut.

Praise for Amy Tintera

“When a true crime podcast about the death of her best friend brings Lucy back home, she’s forced to confront her memories ― and clear her name.”

US Weekly
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“One of those totally engrossing reads that will have you looking up from your beach chair every once in a while to say, ‘Oh, that’s right. I’m at the beach.’”

Harper's Bazaar
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"An entertaining and thoroughly modern mystery novel." 

Washington Post
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"Darkly witty and vivacious..."

ELLE
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“A sleekly satirical novel."

PEOPLE Magazine

“This is the debut thriller by Tintera, whose previous books have been for young readers, and it's so assured that I can't wait to read more from her. Young readers’ loss may be thriller lovers’ gain.”

The Minneapolis Star Tribune

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