Synopses & Reviews
A dark and twisted psychological tale, which Kirkus Reviews
called "captivating to the very end" in a starred review—perfect for fans of I Hunt Killers
and Gone Girl
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. So with the help of his friend Preston and his girlfriend, 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 it. But then Preston never comes home. And the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead to Preston's body.
Terrifying clues that point to Max as the killer….
“Stokes continues to masterfully plant crumbs and red herrings on the road to the solving the mystery. The action is nonstop in this dark, psychological thriller. Readers will be on edge until the satisfying conclusion.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“An interesting mystery with plot twists and turns to keep teens reading.” School Library Journal
“Twists and turns at all the right moments. Even the keenest mystery buffs will be hard-pressed to predict the books finale, which packs quite the emotional and physical punch. Captivating to the very end.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
About the Author
Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. In addition to writing, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. Paula is also the author of The Art of Lainey. She loves interacting with readers.