The Lies They Tell

Posted by Elizabeth Lecompte on 10/24/2018 9:00:00 AM

the lies they tell book cover The Lies They Tell by Gillian French

A mysterious fire that killed a family of five leaving only the eldest son alive haunts Pearl Haskins. While no one knows how the fire started, Pearl’s father, who was the caretaker, is considered the most likely suspect.  Disgraced he is slowly burying himself in a liquor bottle to deal with the implications of that night. Struggling with the events that haunt not only her family, but the entire town, Pearl takes it upon herself to try to figure out what happened and who is responsible for the tragedy. However, the closer she gets to the summer boys of Tenney Harbor in her attempt to learn the truth, the more Pearl realizes that not everything is as pristine as she thought. Will she be able to discover what really happened or will the lies consume her as well as the truth?