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Listen for the Lie
Listen for the Lie: A Novel | Amy Tintera
"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 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 Savvys 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. Its been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy cant 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 Savvys murder for the shows second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friends murder, even if she is the one that did it. The truth is out there, if we just listen.
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BarbaraBB All sound absolutely great! 2d
lazydaizee I have read Mania and enjoyed it, 2d
squirrelbrain Some great choices here! ❤️ 1d
Megabooks I am very interested in Mania! So glad you picked it. Great choices! 1d
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Hooked_on_books
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Lucy is dragged back to her hometown by her (awesome and hilarious) grandma for a birthday celebration and gets pulled into a podcast about her best friend‘s murder. Only most of the town thinks Lucy did it, so things are pretty awkward. I had a lot of fun with this book and especially enjoyed the humor in it, which I wasn‘t expecting.

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kimmypete1
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Really enjoyed this thriller!

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sherrisilvera
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I found this so much fun. It was just what I needed when I read it!

The snarky, unreliable MC along with her Podcaster "friend" trying to solve the murder of her best friend was fast paced and entertaining. It's a perfect beach read.

Thank you to #Celadon Books and NetGalley for a Kindle copy advance in exchange for an honest review.

Addison_Reads I listened to this one as an audio, and it was such a fun, engaging book. 1w
sherrisilvera @Addison_Reads I could see the audio being fun with all the quirky characters! 1w
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KristiAhlers
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I guess I just don't get it. Honestly, I thought Lucy was a brat and Podcaster Ben was a tool. Whilst I like reading the podcast portions the rest of the book just didn't work for me. I'm a character driven reader meaning its all about the charactersfor me. And these characters were meh and almost unlikable. I really don't get the hype...but hey that's just my opinion. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

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Kristy_K
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Slight unpopular opinion here, but this story didn‘t work for me. Lucy & her inner “voice” annoyed me & made it hard to like her (even as an unreliable, possibly guilty suspect or victim). I also did not like her & podcaster Ben‘s relationship w/ each other. I didn‘t understand their dynamic & also made me not like him b/c of some decisions he made.
I‘ve struggled w/ each podcast related mystery I‘ve read making me think they‘re not for me.

#botm

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Here‘s what I liked: the podcast element, the grandma character, the snark, writing was good. I wanted to pick this up and continue reading, so that says something. But ultimately, it kind of felt like another thriller/suspense novel in a saturated market. An enjoyable read but not one that will stick with me.

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AmandaBlaze
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Finished my first book of April. Now that I'm all healed up from the bronchitis bout, I hope to dig back into my TBR!
#WhatsNewWednesday
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life
@TieDyeDude

Read4life Glad you‘re feeling better! 💙🦋💙 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! ❤️‍🩹 2w
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AmandaBlaze
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An entertaining whodunit. It's told partly through Lucy's point of view and through podcast transcripts. A woman must deal with a TBI as she tries to find who killed her friend while almost the whole town believes she did it. 4 stars.
#ReadAway2024
@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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Breanne1
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I couldn't put this one down and absolutely loved the MC's sarcasm. It's been a bit of time since I enjoyed a thriller as much as I did this one.
Run to read it!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Celadon for an ARC in return for my honest review. #netgalley #arc #celadon #listenforthelie
Book 12 of 2024

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Gotta love seeing the holiday on the actual holiday. 🐰

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Suelizbeth
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This mystery/thriller revolves around a podcast, which is a trope that I love. Lucy Chase, the subject of the podcast may or may not have murdered her best friend. The problem is that she can‘t remember any of the circumstances surrounding her friend‘s death. She is a totally unreliable and dysfunctional narrator and I love her. This book is so well written and just grabs you from the get go. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lsmoore43
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This was probably the most aggravating book I've read in like forever. It was interesting but a bit on the dramatic side and repetitive in many places. It's hard for me to say exactly how I feel about this one. It was ok and the thing that saved it for me was the ending. I loved the last two chapters of this book so much. I also still think Lucy was guilty.... Maybe.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/4wcvy9n8

@amytintera

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AmandaBlaze
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I'm currently reading around five books, but this is the most active one. Lucy was found walking while having her friend Savvy's blood all over her dress. She claims she doesn't remember how it got there. Part first-person narration and part podcast transcripts, there is also a vein of dark comedy so far.

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GinaKButler
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Up next on audio…this one came in from my holds faster than expected. 🤪🎧

#bookspinbingo

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Its_Amanda_Plz
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Amnesia. An annoying and good-looking podcaster. Visiting your parents against your will. Everyone thinks you killed your best friend. How could a trip home be a bad idea? I loved Lucy‘s sarcasm and humor. Loved trying to figure it out as you read the podcast interviews and Lucy trying to remember something. Anything.

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guinsgirlreads
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This was a fun, quirky, fast-paced read! The narrative of the main character was phenomenal, and she throws in some darkness that makes it even better.

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Tiffiney
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I loved this one. It‘s a mystery thriller that also had me laughing out loud.
I listened to the audiobook, which is a plus. Segments are set up like a podcast.
Also, January LaVoy narrates…she‘s one of my favs. 5 stars!

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

This book has an addictive quality, and because of the podcast element, really shines in the audio format! For a twisty murder mystery, I was surprised to also find myself chuckling throughout the book. I think it‘s a solid, fun, standout read for fans of this genre. 🎧

Tiffiney I'm loving it so far...and definitely find myself laughing out loud 😄 4w
ICantImReading @Tiffiney right?? 😆 This one stands out! 4w
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Amie
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I don't really like mystery/thriller plots based on amnesia but it wasn't so bad in this book. I really liked the main character and her dark, sarcastic sense of humor. I liked that she was sharp, strong, and straightforward, but somehow also unreliable, and in spite of her amnesia, she was not portrayed as being vague and confused.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This is how you mix a thriller with podcasting! Listen for the Lie was really enjoyable and kept you guessing, despite the amnesia trope. I was disappointed with None of this is True and shocked it was a BOTM BOTY nominee. This book had everything that book didn‘t. I‘ll actually remember this one too. I don‘t think it will blend into the black hole of commonly read thrillers. I recommend!

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jdiehr
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The wildflowers are doing their thing! 🌼 🌸

I thought this was a unique concept for a whodunit. A young woman is accused of killing her best friend. She can't remember anything from that night. A podcaster comes to town to get to the bottom of it all.

I'm new-ish to mysteries/thrillers, so I didn't suspect until the big reveal.

Short chapters made for a quick read.

I liked this 😊

AmyG Good to know as this was my BOTM choice. And your photo looks so “springy”. 🙌🏻 1mo
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BookLineNSinker
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I really, really liked this thriller. I'm a fan of some pretty dark thriller books, but the dry wit in this novel had me laughing out loud. Lucy has lived most of her adult life wondering if she killed her best friend Savvy. After Lucy moves on and leaves her hometown in the rearview mirror until a true crime podcaster comes behind to investigate Savvy's death. Very cool book. Loved the dialogue! 🌟🌟🌟🌟✨

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wallacereads
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A thriller that is also comedic. Run, don‘t walk…this is a must read.

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SilversReviews
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Whoo Hoo!!

A friend and I found this copy on Drop Day while driving through Oakmont. 😊

@celadonbooks
@amytintera

AmyG Wow! 1mo
SilversReviews @AmyG I know…how lucky can that be? We didn‘t even know there was a Little Library there and were super excited when we saw the book in there. 😊 1mo
marleed Oh how fun! Sometimes when I walk by a LFL on a Tuesday I like to imagine that a new release was tucked inside! 1mo
SilversReviews @marleed 😀😀😀 1mo
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5⭐This author usually writes YA books…but she has ventured into the adult world of mystery thrillers and she…freaking nailed it. She delivered one of the best unreliable narrators I‘ve ever read before. Lucy, our heroine, was a snark-lovers delight…at first, I wasn‘t sure about her, like maybe she was a little off…but the more I got to know her and her story, the more I loved her. There‘s a reason everyone is loving this and I highly recommend it.

AudiobookingWithLeah The narration by January LaVoy and Will Damron was on point. LaVoy was on🔥! 1mo
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BookBelle84
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This is a must-read for all murder mystery lovers! I devoured this in a sitting. It was the most clever mystery I've read in a long time. I had picked it up when I was intrigued that Stephen King, Liane Moriarty, and Alex Michaelides all praised it with blurbs. I think this author has found her niche, and I hope to read more of her mysteries in the future. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookLineNSinker
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I grabbed this one on audio and so far, I'm really loving it! It's funny, witty, and smart. I love the unlikable main character and her family! Basically, Lucy's best friend Savvy (short for Savannah), was murdered and Lucy was found the next morning wandering around covered in Savvy's blood. Lucy has no memory of what happened that night and now cute podcaster is trying to solve the case. The characters are interesting and funny and I'm in it now

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Amie
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#botm arrived yesterday!

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Lsmoore43
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Happy Pub Day
A GMA book pick.

@amytintera
@celadonbooks

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Zbayardo
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What a suspenseful mystery rollercoaster ride! The snark was everything and the mystery made it unputdownable. You‘re left questioning everything and everyone and guessing until the very end with this one!

5🌟 must-read for your book club! And it‘s the GOOD MORNING AMERICA book club pick for March 2024.

LiteraryinLawrence Yay! I‘m so glad to hear you liked it because it just arrived today as my BOTM. 1mo
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Suzze
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I skipped last month, so I went a little crazy this month. #botm

Julsmarshall Shark Heart is so good! 2mo
Suzze @Julsmarshall Oh, yay! I had read most of the free choices, so I picked this as I like weird. It sounds weird. 2mo
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Mpcacher
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This was one of the best mysteries I have read in a long while. It had wonderful characters...the grandmother was the best since Evanovich's Stephanie Plum's. The humour gave the story a lighter feel and I had trouble putting it down to go to sleep. There was also a bit of romance, a compelling mystery and a easy to follow plot. Thanks to Edelweiss+ for the digital ARC. I look forward to more adult novels from this author. 5/5 stars!

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Julsmarshall
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Ooh, some good choices this month! And I love getting a free copy of one of the #BOTY finalists! #BOTM

julieclair I loved Weyward! 2mo
Kitta Oh I‘m getting Weyward too! 2mo
Mpcacher They are both great reads!
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JenReadsAlot
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My picks! Grabbed Shark Heart for BOTY pick and Ready or Not for my free birthday month! #botm

brittanyreads Happy birthday month! 🎈 It's my birthday month, too! I took a chance on Annie Bot for my free birthday book. It sounds so odd but has me very intrigued. 2mo
JenReadsAlot @brittanyreads Happy birthday month!! 2mo
brittanyreads Thank you! 2mo
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Amie
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I would have skipped this month, but I really wanted the 2 add-ons (and couldn't wait until next month of course 😁). Listen for the Lie sounds really good, but is the kind of book I would probably check out from the library. I already have the only 2 BOTY finalists that interest me, but can't turn down a free book, right? #botm

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candc320
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It‘s #botm time!!! All 3 of these sound good and, honestly, I could have picked more but I didn‘t want to eat up all my credits 😆

candc320 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh yay!! I don‘t think I would have picked it if it wasn‘t the only book of the year freebie that I hadn‘t read/had any interest in but the more I read about it the more excited I am! 2mo
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Excited about March's #BOTM! It's my birthday month so I got a free add on and because I'm BFF status, they let me pick a BOTY finalist for free too! Tagged book is my March pick and I've heard so much (good) about Frozen River I decided to add that one too. What did you pick?

AmyG I picked Listen, Weyward and Murder Road too. 2mo
Born.A.Reader @AmyG I've never read Listen's author before, have you? 2mo
AmyG I have not either. Let‘s hope it‘s good. 2mo
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Wowza!!! My favorite #audiobook of 2024!! I loved this darkly humorous & completely engaging thriller! I love amnesia & Lucy‘s lack of memory works perfectly here as she returns to TX after 5 years away following the murder of her best friend. Her parents & ex—along with the rest of town are convinced of Lucy‘s guilt. Interspersed are the podcast episodes digging into it! Also can Beverly be my grandmother too?? I adored this from start to finish!

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cjk
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Working all weekend, but managing to squeeze in some reading time. Priorities, right? 😉

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Ruthiella That‘s right! 😉 4mo
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cjk
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About an hour in and I am loving it! 🎧📚👍🏽🥰

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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Put this on your tbr for March.

A great page turner about Lucy who can‘t remember the night her best friend was killed. Everyone seems to think she did it, but there was no proof. It‘s now 5 years later and a podcaster has taken an interest in the case.
I loved Lucy and her spunky grandmother. The podcast episodes between chapters added an extra layer. Highly recommend.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley.

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