The thrilling prequel to the TikTok phenomenon and #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars takes readers back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.
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.
E. Lockhart is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars. She also invented a superhero for DC Comics. Her books include Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero; Again Again; The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, a National Book Award Finalist and a Printz Honor Book; and Genuine Fraud, a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Visit her online at EmilyLockhart.com.
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Praise for Family of Liars:
“Poetic and thoughtful…. I anticipated that at some point a shocking twist would come. And, wow, does it ever.” —The New York Times
“Besides superb character development, there is a dark, supernatural angle that makes this an interesting novel with unexpected twists…. An atmospheric story that will welcome new and seasoned readers to the Sinclair family.” —NPR
“Full of plot twists, betrayal, and ugly family secrets, fans of the first novel will no doubt love it.” —Paste Magazine
★ “Beautiful and devastating.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “[A] layered, atmospherically tense exploration of jealousy, love, and family loyalty.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “While knowledge of the earlier title enriches the drama here, this is still absolutely engrossing, and readers will wonder what other tragic secrets the Sinclairs are hiding.” —The Bulletin, starred review
“[An] unsettling yet striking prequel to the bestselling We Were Liars.” —Shelf Awareness
“The novel is uncomfortably thought-provoking… and is impossible to put down.” —The Horn Book