10 Books for Fans of We Were Liars
by Dena McMurdie
Once you’ve read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, you’ll be dying (pun intended) to get your hands on some similar titles. Books with sunny islands and big secrets or mysteries with plot twists that leave you reeling. The more unreliable the narrator, the better. And let’s not forget the dark undercurrents and sinister hints throughout the story. You want books that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning and will stay with you for weeks after you’ve turned the last page.
Here are ten spellbinding stories that are perfect for fans of the unsettling deliciousness found in We Were Liars.
When searching for titles similar to We Were Liars, there's no better place to look than at books from the same author. E. Lockhart's newest psychological thriller about a young girl who constantly reinvents herself will have you racing through the tension-filled pages.
(On Sale: 9/5/17)
A compelling and eerie mystery you'll relish if you loved the sinister undertones of We Were Liars. This suspenseful thriller shines a light on the dark corners of teenage secrets, obsession, and family.
For those of us that loved the earth-shattering twist in We Were Liars, Nicola Yoon's popular book offers a similar experience. A dark thread weaves through this story of first love and freedom.
One of Us Is Lying
A macabre twist on "The Breakfast Club," five high school students get tricked into serving detention, but only four come out alive. Each character will have to face the worst parts of themselves and uncover their secrets to learn the truth about what really happened.
Be True to Me
Two girls fall for the same mysterious boy during summer break on a sun-drenched island. This sunny summer read has a haunting element and an unexpected twist. It will stay with you long after you've finished reading.
Rosie GirlAvailable from:
Desperate to escape her abusive stepmother, Rosie starts searching for her biological mother. With layers of secrets, troubled characters, and an ending like you've never seen before, this book demands to be read more than once.Available from:
Even in Paradise
A wealthy family draws in an outsider, dazzling her with their ritzy parties and glamorous lifestyle. Underneath it all, a troubling secret lurks. This book will appeal to readers who love themes of careless wealthy people who cover up their mistakes with money and will do anything to hold onto power.
When her boyfriend is murdered, compulsive liar Micah is sitting in hot water. With an unreliable narrator and a mind-blowing twist, this compelling and unsettling book will leave you questioning everything.
A Map for Wrecked Girls
Equal parts contemporary novel, survival story, and romance tale, this quick read will suck you in from the first page. Three teens get stranded on a beautiful island and must peel back the layers of their complicated relationships in order to survive.
(On Sale: 8/15/17)
Missing memories, an accident (or was it a crime?), and a race to find the truth will keep you guessing until the end of this riveting book. Fans of We Were Liars will enjoy the tension resulting from a main character with amnesia and the slow buildup to a shocking ending.
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