Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson
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Nine Liars continues Stevie Bell’s journey as a teenage detective prodigy. As explored in the past four novels of the Truly Devious series Stevie gets famous for solving the Ellingham, and Box in the Woods cases. Her career starts when she is accepted into Ellingham Academy, “A famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists.” Founded in the twentieth century by Albert Ellingham, it’s a school where learning is a game.
Now as she returns for her senior year, all her friends are obsessed with finding a college. Stevie feels lost, without a case to work on, everything is losing its purpose. That is until she and her friends Janelle, Vi, and Nate get an invite to London from her boyfriend David. When they arrive in London David’s friend Izzy introduces Stevie to a 1990’s murder mystery, about a group of teenagers and a hide-and-seek game gone wrong. After only a couple of days, Stevie is totally engrossed in solving it. However, she only has a few more days and a very strict and watched-over schedule. The big question is: can Stevie do it again, solve a mystery? All the while, Stevie is trying to keep up her relationship with David, however, that’s starting to take a turn to the bad too. Nine Liars by Maureen Jhonson is a nice change from the rest of the series and while it continues Stevie’s journey it also dives deeper into her personal life. Maureen Jhonson has done it again, this book will keep you up at night fantasizing about who the murderer really is.