Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena
Published July 25, 2023 by Pamela Dorman Books
Date read: June 22, 2023
Their kids Michael and Avery
Nora and Al
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The Plot (from Goodreads):
Welcome to Stanhope! A safe neighborhood. A place for families.
William Wooler is a family man, on the surface. But he’s been having an affair, an affair that ended horribly this afternoon at a motel up the road. So when he returns to his house, devastated and angry, to find his difficult nine-year-old daughter, Avery, unexpectedly home from school, William loses his temper.
Hours later, Avery’s family declares her missing.
Suddenly Stanhope doesn’t feel so safe. And William isn’t the only one on his street who’s hiding a lie. As witnesses come forward with information that may or may not be true, Avery’s neighbors become increasingly unhinged.
Who took Avery Wooler?
Nothing will prepare you for the truth.
How did Everyone Here Is Lying end?
Now here’s a neighborhood thriller done right! I’ve read a handful of mediocre neighborhood thrillers recently so Everyone Here Is Lying was such a refreshing change. As the title suggests, this is one of those neighborhoods where everyone has a secret they don’t want their neighbors or the police to know. I loved listening to these twists unfold.
I’m not going to say any more because I don’t wait to spoil anything, but this book should absolutely be on your TBR!