Family of Liars is the hugely anticipated prequel to the mind-blowing and chart-topping Tik-Tok sensation We Are Liars by E.Lockhart.
E Lockhart is the author of many novels including Again Again and Genuine Fraud; also The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the National Book Award; Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and the Ruby Oliver quartet. She co-authored How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.
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.
A generation apart from the timeline of the original book, Family of Liars centres around the Liars’ mothers as they spend one notable summer on the island as teenagers, and we see what it really means to be a Sinclair. They do not falter, they do not doubt, they do not grieve—even when they lose one of their own. When tragedy upends what was meant to be a summer of fun, laughter, and first love, the bonds of family are tested. Who will crack under the pressure, and who will forever uphold the family’s rules, keeping secrets no matter the damage?
Where to start with Family of Liars? If you thought We Are Liars was an all-consuming read that emotionally destroyed you, then you are not prepared for its prequel.
The story briefly picks up where We Are Liars finished, but quickly takes you back to 1987 when Carrie Sinclair was 17 and from that point, she narrates her summer. The narration mimics a lazy summer day, it’s hazy, lazy and oh so compelling. It makes you feel as if you are lying in the sun listening to Carrie recount what happened that summer.
It doesn’t necessarily have the shock value that We Are Liars has but it packs the same emotional punch as it slowly peels back the layers of the Sinclair family, the complicated dynamics and the somewhat unhealthy coping mechanisms they have for dealing with their emotions.
If you loved We Are Liars then you will enjoy this as it gives a deeper insight into just who the Sinclair family are!
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