Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera

What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn't matter?

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in town. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t remember anything about, and she has since moved to LA and started a new life.

But now the phenomenally huge hit true crime podcast "Listen for the Lie," and its too-good looking host Ben Owens, have decided to investigate Savvy’s murder for the show’s second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend’s murder, even if she is the one that did it.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 5, 2024 
by Macmillan USA
4.5/5 stars

Listen for the Lie is exactly what I did. Because obviously someone was lying.

This is the author's adult debut and my first time reading her. Recommended on social media, and honestly that FOMO had me doing an impulse purchase. I was not disappointed, I was hooked as soon as I read that first chapter.  Between the author's writing style, the mystery and that touch of humor it was hard to put this read down.

Listen to the Lies listen is a twisty turny story told from Lucy's point of view, which includes her thoughts, memories and what ifs. There were lots of red herrings that had me changing my mind as to what actually happened, and I was taken off guard by the ending. Definitely a captivating story that kept me guessing till the end.

If you haven’t been sucked in by the hype, believe me, it is real.

This book was part of my 2024 reading off my shelf challenge

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