Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis, thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Liars, Inc.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
It all starts with one little lie…

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell lies to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts a business providing forged permission slips and cover stories for the students of Vista Palisades High. Liars, Inc. they call it. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Liars, Inc.(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis, thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
17-year-old Max and his friends Preston and Parvati are known at the high school for being able to fake parental signatures on school documents for a price, so when Preston wants Max to cover for him while he goes to Vegas to meet a girl, Max agrees.

When Preston then disappears, and Max is implicated in his disappearance and possibly murder, Max and Parvati know that it’s up to them to solve the mystery of what happened to Preston, before it’s too late.
Where is Preston? Is he dead? And can Max and Parvati work out what is going on before Max is arrested?

This was an interesting mystery story, and I liked trying to work out what was going on!

Max was an interesting character, and it was obvious that his life hadn’t been easy. I felt really sorry for him when it looked like he was being framed for murder, although his actions didn’t help him look innocent!

The storyline in this was good, and I was impressed by the way Parvati knew so much about hiding out and avoiding cops! I liked the mystery aspect, even though I guessed what was going on at points, and I liked how things weren’t straight forward.
There was some romance, but it was a side-story rather than the main storyline, and was connected to the plot a bit rather than being tacked on for the sake of it.

The ending to this was pretty good, and I was happy with the way things worked out.
Overall; interesting mystery story,
7 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa. I've heard of books about kids lying themselves into catastrophe, but nobody's ever ended up DEAD before.