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What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn’t matter?

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in town. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t remember anything about, and she has since moved to LA and started a new life.

But now the phenomenally huge hit true crime podcast “Listen for the Lie,” and its too-good looking host Ben Owens, have decided to investigate Savvy’s murder for the show’s second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend’s murder, even if she is the one that did it.

The truth is out there, if we just listen.

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Psychological Thriller

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Review: Listen For The Lie
By Amy Tintera

Review: Listen For The Lie

A woman accused of murdering her best friend teams up with a podcaster to uncover who was really behind the mysterious death.

Lucy Chase reluctantly returns home to Plumpton, Texas, for her grandmother’s birthday. But everyone in her small town refuses to forget what happened five years prior—Lucy wandering the streets, covered in her best friend’s blood. Lucy and Savannah were the inseparable ‘it’ girls, until Savvy was found bludgeoned to death, with Lucy losing all memory of that night. Now, true-crime podcaster Ben Owens has brought more attention to the unsolved case and is also in Plumpton interviewing for his show, Listen for the Lie.

Lucy wants nothing to do with the podcast, has agreed to no interviews, and is endlessly haunted—and frustrated by—the night that changed her life forever. Ben strongly spurs Lucy to tell her side of the story, especially as he uncovers new evidence that shed new light and finally cast doubt to Lucy’s culpability. Before too long, Ben and Lucy, through multiple interviews and found memories, arrive at the shocking truth of who was behind the murder of the beautiful, yet complicated, Savannah “Savvy” Harper.

This book was such an addictive whodunit. We see Lucy’s story unfurl mostly from her perspective. She’s smart, feisty, bristly, and complicated herself, weighed down by antagonistic voices in her head, and vanished memories that hide the truth everyone desperately seeks. Multiple characters feel like real possibilities as the complicated web of what really transpired starts to crystallize. Everyone has secrets to hide in a town that antagonizes outliers, and cares mostly about perception. Wickedly fun, fast paced, and sharp, I ripped through the pages of this propulsive thriller. Excellent all around.

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