Friday, 13 March 2015

Review: Liars, Inc.

Liars, Inc.
Publication Date: March 24th 2015        
Publisher:  HarperTeen
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters

Liars, Inc. You really surprised me, in all ways, characters, the plot, the holyshitwhatjusthappened parts. You know I like those parts. It's my kind of book, and if you know me, you know what that means. Some psycho twisted shit just went down and I loved every minute of it, and the best thing of all? I didn't see any of that coming at all, okay, I had my suspicions but I didn't guess the whole story behind it, and holy crap. So. Much. Fun. It was so addictive, I read it in three hours, the writings just so easy to get into and as things start happening, you need to know what the hell is going on. I won't say much about the plot in case of giving anything away, but I will say, aha! I didn't even pick up on the hints along the way, so bravo, and whatever you think might happen or who it is, just sit back and enjoy the read, there's a good chance you won't get it right anyway, and if you do, kudo's to you.