Listen for the Lie

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Genres: Fiction » Mystery

"A world-class whodunit."—Stephen King

“An extremely successful high-wire act, balancing between dark comedy and darker thrills.”—Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Laugh-out-loud funny, thrilling and twisty...”—Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A lot of thrillers these days use the murder podcast as a plot device. This production simulates one better than any audiobook I’ve listened to, to an often hilarious effect. Also, January LaVoy expertly voices one of Lucy’s funniest tics: imagining how she would murder nearly every person with whom she comes in contact."—Vulture

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 wi

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th 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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Guest a month ago

What a palette cleanser! To clarify I am deep in the throws of ACOTAR and I needed a quick break and this was perfect!
First things first, the hype is real on the audiobook, you get the production side of the podcast and it’s just SO good, gave me None of this is true by Lisa Jewell vibes in that sense. I enjoyed the storyline and characters in the book, even the ones you love to hate, ahem Matt. Not brilliantly written but it was a fast paced read and I actually didn’t have the plot twist figured out until it was unfolding which was nice!

Guest a month ago

I loved the first half of the book. I listened to it on audible and it was a very plausible plot. It was written in a light hearted manner, even though it was about murder. In fact, I was laughing out loud a lot! The premise was intriguing, too, with the protagonist, Lucy, accused of by many of the murder of Savvy, her best friend. Lucy was suffering from amnesia and couldn't remember what happened on the night of the murder when she was with Savvy. Lucy begins to hear Savvy speaking to her to "kill" Lucy's ex-husband, among others. When racking her brain trying to remember what happened that fateful night, Lucy also begins to see Savvy in various settings. She becomes obsessed with the idea of murder and how she could kill various people. As the story unfolded, it became less humorous and it lost some of it's allure. For me, the ending was very anti-climatic and did not answer my wondering about Lucy's true character. Why was she always having these thoughts about killing different people? Was she some kind of psycho? I think it could have been a 10 star book with a different ending. Overall it was entertaining and kept one guessing! 6+

Guest a month ago

when i first picked this up i literally sighed so fucking hard because i had just read a book that just came out with almost exactly the same premise (it was also in BOTM) except it was a true crime tv show (not a podcast) and let's just say... i hated that book.

so, BOTM friends who have read everyone who can forgive me is dead and are putting off this one because you're scared it'll be just like it (and well... not good) don't ... because this one a a GAZILLION TIMES BETTER.

i loved the FMCs sarcasm and dry humor. i was also a big fan of the grandma.

although there weren't any jaw dropping twists for me (im an avid thriller reader, so this rarely happens anyway)... i loved the ride. this is the epitome of bingeable thrillers!

grab the popcorn folks.

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