Monday, April 13, 2015

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Published by HarperTeen on March 24, 2015

Summary: "Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories 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 Liars, Inc. 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?" --From Goodreads

Liars Inc. is a pretty good mystery.  I thought the author did really well laying out the mystery for the reader, even if the pieces of the puzzle were a little too easy to put together.  There were a few "red herrings" but their motives were not as strong as the actual killer.

Max, Parvati, and Preston's relationships with each other are a bit weird.  Honestly, I could have done with less of their love triangle crap.  When the story involved the FBI, it seemed like Max wasn't in enough trouble.

Overall, this book was an entertaining mystery.  It brought me out of my reading slump.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy from my local library.

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