The Lies They Tell

The Lies They Tell


With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars and Courtney Summers’s Sadie, this dark and twisted mystery set in a divided Maine seaside town simmers with unresolved tensions and unpredictable truths.  

Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it.

All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.”

With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. This year, Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends have made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments.

Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that would leave no life unchanged…if it doesn’t take hers first.


  • 001 The Lies They Tell
    Duration: 11s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 11min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 11min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 27min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 26min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 17min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 14min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 11min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 19min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 15min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 17min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 24min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 22min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 28min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 22min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 13min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 12min
  • 018 Chapter 17
    Duration: 20min
  • 019 Chapter 18
    Duration: 23min
  • 020 Chapter 19
    Duration: 10min
  • 021 Chapter 20
    Duration: 11min
  • 022 Chapter 21
    Duration: 13min
  • 023 Chapter 22
    Duration: 14min
  • 024 Chapter 23
    Duration: 18min
  • 025 Chapter 24
    Duration: 08min
  • 026 Chapter 25
    Duration: 04min
  • 027 Credits
    Duration: 28s