We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: A Book Recommendation

We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a striking and poetic novel that centers around the affluent Sinclair family. The family is very Kennedy-esque. The story follows cousins Cadence, Mirren, Johnny, and their friend Gat as they spend their summers on their private family island, Beechwood.

Through Cadence’s fragmented memories, readers bear witness to the mysteries of “Summer Fifteen”—a transformative summer that left a lasting impact. However, Cadence’s amnesia becomes an obstacle as she struggles to recollect the events that led to her family’s perplexing estrangement.

With an undercurrent of suspense and impending tragedy, the story gradually exposes layers of deceit and haunting revelations.

He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.

E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

If you’re giving We Were Liars as a gift, here are a few things to consider:

The vibes are mysterious, emotional, reflective, and tense with a medium pace.

It’s the perfect book for enthusiasts of psychological thrillers, anyone who likes East Coast motifs and stories about old money, and has a thing for unreliable narrators.

Permission to judge a book by its cover!

The ocean is a huge part of this story, so it’s fitting that readers like @azhar.reads and @nursevicreads are celebrating the book with nautical themes.

@bookishaestheticss_ shows us the map of the family’s private island, Beechwood.

@sorry.imbookedup styles her book with a gorgeous bouquet which feels very on-brand for the Sinclair family where appearances are everything.

We Were Liars by E Lockhart

*We Were Liars fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book that’s a BookTok recommendation.

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