Trust Me, I'm Lying
Mary Elizabeth Summer
Fans of best friend Carter's Heist Society novels will love this youngster mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a touch of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.
Julep Dupree tells lies. loads of them. She’s a con artist, a grasp of conceal, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha excessive, the place her father, an old-school grifter with a weak point for the ponies, sends her to so she will learn how to mingle with the higher crust. for added spending funds Julep doesn’t depend upon her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates whereas dodging the dean of scholars and protecting an A+ (okay, A-) average.
But whilst she comes domestic someday to a ransacked residence and her father long gone, Julep’s conscientiously laid plans for an expenses-paid golden price ticket to Yale begin to resolve. regardless of support from St. Agatha’s resident Prince fascinating, Tyler Richland, and her unswerving hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to track her dad’s path of clues via a maze of creepy stalkers, hit makes an attempt, kinfolk secrets and techniques, and worse, the specter of foster care. With every thing she has at stake, Julep’s in excess of her head . . . yet that’s unlikely to prevent her from utilizing each trick within the ebook to discover her dad sooner than his mark reveals her. simply because that might be criminal.
“A attractive love triangle and madcap secret . . . I enjoyed this book.” —Jennifer Echols, writer of Dirty Little Secret
One of TeenVogue's 15 most fun YA Books of 2014
One of PopCrush's 10 such a lot expected YA Books
"Julep is not just one other excessive schooler beset through the standard drama of boys and academia. Nope—she additionally occurs to be a con artist and grasp of conceal, which is available in powerful convenient whilst her father mysteriously disappears. made up our minds, she delves into the underbelly of Chicago to discover him (bringing a number of unpolluted plot strains and unexpected twists alongside the way)."--teenVogue.com
"Summer creates a standout personality in Julep. She lies and cheats with a lot self assurance and ability that readers will cheer her on, yet she additionally adheres to her personal strict ethical code. . . . A memorable debut; here is hoping for lots extra from Summer."—Kirkus Reviews
“Well-paced, well-plotted.”—The Bulletin of the guts for Children’s Books
“This booklet has all of it: homework and hit males, prom drama and silencers.” —APRIL HENRY, long island Times bestselling writer of The physique within the Woods
acknowledged Rachelle had a fit.” Rachelle should have been the one that screamed. Figures. She’s continuously this sort of drama queen. “It used to be extra of a shocked squeak,” I say, taking a sip of my espresso. Bleh—hazelnut. Barista Mike remains to be at the steep syrups studying curve, it sounds as if. “Do you recognize who did it?” she asks in complete gossip mode. It’s transparent she thinks our company courting supplies her a behind the curtain go to crew Julep, which might be demanding if i really knew whatever. considering I don’t, it’s simply.
“Dean Porter!” Heather says. She’s respiring difficult, having needed to run to arrive us. “I have a message for you!” The dean frowns at her. “Can’t it wait?” “It’s Ms. Fairchild’s automobile. Someone’s towing it.” “What?” the social employee says. “Why?” “I don’t know,” Heather says. “The tow corporation sought after me to inform you. i assumed it used to be vital sufficient to—” prior to she will be able to end, Ms. Fairchild takes to the air for the school car parking zone, her lengthy bohemian skirt flapping in her wake. “Wait!” the dean.
Shiny-gold type of man. “Let’s bypass the posturing, shall we?” I say, placing my offense at the box. “I recognize what you’re doing, you recognize what I’m doing. not anything here's a secret.” I comprise the silent participants of our get together in my glare. “Very well,” Petrov says, essentially humoring me. “What did you've gotten in mind?” “I haven't any curiosity in something yet maintaining myself and my associates alive,” I say. “I imagine my dad acted unwisely going up opposed to you. it's not that i am him.” He nods, indicating that i will.
seen damaged bones, thank god. “Enough,” Petrov says, difficult my awareness. as soon as I’ve became it again to him, his scowl melts right into a psychotic smile. “I am sorry for destructive your private home, my expensive, yet I stuck him impersonating a computer-repair technician with the goal of stealing my files.” Sam, you moron. He’s fortunate I’m not really getting out of this alive. If I do, I’m going to homicide him. “Let him cross and you may have your financial institution statements,” I say. Petrov’s grin deepens.
Chair and prop my boot heels at the table. “Maybe,” Dani says. “But you do have a manner of pissing off harmful people.” “Believe me, taking up one other crime relatives is the very last thing on my to-do checklist. And whilst I say final, I suggest less than getting waterboarded and having my eyes gouged out.” Dani laughs, really laughs, after which leans over the table, a small card in her hand. “In case you get earlier the waterboarding and eye-gouging.” She locations the cardboard on my table and pulls again. I decide up the cardboard.