The Lies They Tell Audiobook, by Gillian French Play Audiobook Sample

The Lies They Tell Audiobook

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Read By: Caitlin Davies Publisher: HarperTeen Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062841681

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Longest Chapter Length:

28:59 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

15:42 minutes

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Publisher Description

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.

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“A lush summer atmosphere, class tensions, and complex romantic feelings all hit pitch-perfect notes…An eerie, well-drawn mystery.”

— Kirkus Reviews 


  • “With intriguing characters and unexpected twists and turns, French keeps her readers guessing until the very end.”

    — School Library Journal
  • “A little bit Gatsby, a little bit The Girl on the Train. An absolutely propulsive storyline.”

    — Jessie Ann Foley, author of Neighborhood Girls
  • “Combines class struggles, family drama, and murder. This book lingers in the best way possible.”

    — Lamar Giles, author of Fake ID
  • “Unflinching, haunting prose. An excellent teen mystery that reveals far more than ‘whodunnit.’”

    — Maria Padian, author of Wrecked

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About Gillian French

Gillian French’s short fiction has appeared in various publications and anthologies. She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine. She lives in Maine with her husband and son.

About Caitlin Davies

Caitlin Davies is a New York City–based actor and audiobook narrator who studied acting at the Eugene O’Neill National Institute, the British American Drama Academy, and the Barrow Group. She specializes in audiobooks for teens and young adults.