Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
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The grieving of a dead, yet ever-present family member, that everyone else seems to have forgotten. The growing addiction that becomes enslaving. The careless and painful romances with the new boys on the island. The family secrets that went undiscovered for years. The sisterly love and sisterly loathe. This is the story of Carrie Sinclair’s seventeenth summer on Beechwood Island, a summer that proves that the Sinclairs have always been beautiful liars.
Family of Liars by E. Lockhart is an impressively crafted prequel to her novel We Were Liars. It is written from the point of view of a relative of Cadence, the protagonist in We Were Liars, and takes place several decades earlier. These novels do not necessarily have to be read in a certain order, however, I highly recommend reading We Were Liars first so that you can better appreciate Lockhart’s masterful storytelling and plot-twisting abilities in both books. Also, Family of Liars hints at a major spoiler.
This book exceeded my expectations. In my experience, prequels and sequels are often not as impressive as their predecessor, however, this book was an exception. I was not disappointed by E. Lockhart’s engaging and immersive storytelling, which makes this book worth the read!