Thursday, June 22, 2023

Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena

Welcome to Stanhope! A safe neighborhood. A place for families.

William Wooler is a family man, on the surface. But he's been having an affair, an affair that ended horribly this afternoon at a motel up the road. So when he returns to his house, devastated and angry, to find his difficult nine-year-old daughter, Avery, unexpectedly home from school, William loses his temper.

Hours later, Avery's family declares her missing.

Suddenly Stanhope doesn't feel so safe. And William isn't the only one on his street who's hiding a lie. As witnesses come forward with information that may or may not be true, Avery's neighbors become increasingly unhinged.

Who took Avery Wooler?

Nothing will prepare you for the truth.

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication July 25, 2023
 by Penguin Random House Canada
4.5/5 stars

Canadian author, Shari Lapena is one of my auto reads.  She writes domestic stories that make one wonder who is watching.  Such is the case with Everyone Here Is Lying.

Avery Wooler is only 9 years old when she disappeared without a trace.  Is her father really responsible?  This was a fast paced read that takes place over a relatively short period of time.  It grabbed me right away and I had a hard time letting go.  With nice shortish chapters it was easy to read JustOneMoreChapter (pun intended).

Everyone Here is Lying has a number of different POV, it didn't take long to keep everyone straight.  Lots of red herrings, unreliable characters and actually not too many that I even liked.  The story was twisty with a plot and subplots that kept me guessing.  Did I figure it out 🤐

If you want to a captivating suspenseful read, then be on the lookout July 25th for this one.

My thanks to Penguin Random House CA (via Netgalley) for a digital arc in exchange for honest review.

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