Willa Ames-Rowan and James Gregory went out on a boat on July 4th during a party. James came back alone. Later, the police uncovered Willa's body. Her lips were blue. She was a champion swimmer, but died drowning. Everyone knows what happened, but no one is saying a word. With a name like Gregory, no one goes against your word.
Three friends know something went down that night. Rose overhears them talking about it. She wants in on their plans. She wasn't close with Willa, but Willa was always nice to her. Willa talked to her when most people wouldn't. Now these four girls are doing everything in their power to take down the Gregory family. They demand justice - but will their plots destroy themselves in the process?
My Thoughts: I couldn't put this book down - it was so compelling. I had to figure out what happened that night at the party. I loved the friendship the four girls formed - and how they were there for each other. I liked the Pemberly Brown reference. I love how the book opened with Willa's point of view. Even though Rose seemed like the main character, I enjoyed the perspectives of each of the four girls. I liked their home base - the attic. It seemed like a great meeting place or place to read. I liked the moments in public at the club - they were full of tension. I liked how each of the plots turned out differently than what they expected and how the Gregory family cleverly spun them. I loved the plans to take down the family and how each girl had something invested in taking them down. An all around engrossing novel full of plot twists that make it hard to put down.
Cover Thoughts: Great - I love it
Source: ARC from BEA
Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing-partners with a love of all things Young Adult. Some call it arrested development, but the sisters claim it keeps them young. Plus, its cheaper than Botox. Lisa and Laura live in Cleveland, Ohio in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn't agree to a duplex. THE LIAR SOCIETY and THE LIES THAT BIND are the result of too much Christopher Pike and Lois Duncan in their formative years.