Family of Liars

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
E. Lockhart
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Mar 31, 2023

Return to Beechwood with E. Lockhart’s “Family of Liars”, a prequel set in the 1980s to the modern “We Were Liars”. Focusing this time on Cadence’s aunt Carrie as a teenager, the book follows her during her seventeenth summer. 
      In the summer of 1987, Carrie and her two sisters Penny and Bess return to Beechwood, prepared for a typical summer there. However, their cousin Yardley brings along three teenage boys that turn Carrie’s inner psyche, as well as her familial relationships, upside down. 
       I won’t detail more of the plot because of its surprises and details that are better to not hear beforehand. However, this novel is a solid prequel to the original that elaborates upon preexisting relationships as well as bringing new characters into the mix. I would give this 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, with the half star subtracted due to the book’s slightly lackluster third act.

Written by
Alice Summers

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