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Authors: E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

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we were liars

“You’re going to want to remember the title
details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying but shocking twist ending.”

—Breia Brissey,
Entertainment Weekly

*“[A] searing story
 … At the center of it is a girl who learns the hardest way of all what family means, and what it means to lose the one that really mattered to you.”

Publishers Weekly
, Starred

*“Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed
in spare, precise, and lyrical prose. Lockhart spins a tragic family drama, the roots of which go back generations. And the ending? Shhhh. Not telling. (But it’s a doozy.) … This is poised to be big.”

, Starred

“A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies.
Sad, wonderful, and real.”

—Scott Westerfeld, author of


—Lauren Myracle, author of
Shine, The Infinite Moment of Us
, and

“A haunting, brilliant, beautiful book.
This is E. Lockhart at her mind-blowing best.”

—Sarah Mlynowski, author of
Don’t Even Think About It
Gimme a Call

“Dark, gripping, heartrending, and
terrifyingly smart
, this book grabs you from the first page—and will never let go.”

—Robin Wasserman, author of
The Waking Dark

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Text copyright © 2014 by E. Lockhart
Jacket photograph © 2014 Getty Images/kang-gg
Map and family tree art copyright © 2014 by Abigail Daker

All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York.

Delacorte Press is a registered trademark and the colophon is a trademark of Random House LLC.

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of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
We were liars / E. Lockhart. — First edition.
pages cm
Summary: Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
ISBN 978-0-385-74126-2 (hardback) — ISBN 978-0-375-98994-0 (library binding) —
ISBN 978-0-375-98440-2 (ebook) — ISBN 978-0-385-39009-5 (intl. tr. pbk.)
[1. Friendship—Fiction. 2. Love—Fiction. 3. Families—Fiction. 4. Amnesia—Fiction.
5. Wealth—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.L79757We 2014

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