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Trust Me, I'm Lying

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Description

Fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society novels will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.
 
Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.

But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.
 

“A sexy love triangle and madcap mystery . . . I loved this book.” —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret

One of TeenVogue's 15 Most Exciting YA Books of 2014

One of PopCrush's 10 Most Anticipated YA Books

"Julep isn't just another high schooler beset by the usual drama of boys and academia. Nope—she also happens to be a con artist and master of disguise, which comes in mighty handy when her father mysteriously disappears. Determined, she delves into the underbelly of Chicago to find him (bringing a bunch of fresh plot lines and unexpected twists along the way)."--teenVogue.com

"Summer creates a standout character in Julep. She lies and cheats with so much confidence and skill that readers will cheer her on, but she also adheres to her own strict moral code. . . . A memorable debut; here's hoping for a lot more from Summer."—Kirkus Reviews

 “Entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly

 “Well-paced, well-plotted.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 18, 2014 – Debut author Summer's series kickoff accompanies its shrewd protagonist on a myriad of escapades as one of the best "fixers" in Chicago. At first, 15-year-old Julep Dupree is content to run small-time cons for a fee and a favor finagling a geek's date to a dance with a popular girl or fabricating fake IDs for St. Agatha's Preparatory School's precocious socialites. But when her apartment is ransacked and her father (also a hustler) goes missing, Julep must figure out who is responsible, even if it means getting suspended from school, risking foster care, evading the FBI, and hunting down a Ukrainian mob kingpin. Julep's investigations and quick escapes keep the high-stakes story entertaining and readers guessing, yet her inability to read some characters' all-too-obvious motives is surprising given her wealth of talents as a grifter. Scenes involving a gun battle, a stabbing, an explosion, and a surprising death make for action-packed albeit gruesome reading, and enticing clues dropped at the end of the novel pave the way for Julep's next tussle. Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews

PREPARE FOR A BOOK HANGOVER.

Title says all. It was so good. Ending twist that will definitely have you in tears! This book was not what I expected, which I loved! It was great! One of these days I'll be able to pick up the pieces of my shattered heart and read it again 😭💛✨

Most thrilling read since The Hunger Games

I stayed up all night reading TMIL. I loved every twist, every character, every scene! It's one of my favorite novels, next to The Prisoner of Azcaban, City of Ashes, and Troy Denning's Abyss and his Apocalypse. Anyone who loves a good mystery, a strong female character, and a well written story, Trust Me, I'm Lying is the perfect read for you.

Trust Me, I'm Lying
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Mystery
  • Published: Oct 14, 2014
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
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