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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 Savvy’s 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. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t 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 Savvy’s murder for the show’s second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend’s murder, even if she is the one that did it.

The truth is out there, if we just listen.

Indie Next Pick

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A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!

Instant New York Times Bestseller

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USA Today Bestseller

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Smart, edgy, and entertaining as heck.

- Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will be hard-pressed not to wolf down this intelligent page-turner in a single sitting.”

- Publishers Weekly

“Listen for the Lie is laugh-out-loud funny, thrilling and twisty, edgy and scary, but also surprisingly sweet. I loved it!- Liane Moriarty, #1 NYT bestselling author of Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers, Apples Never Fall

“Original and deliciously dark with a wicked sense of humour. An addictive page-turner that will keep you guessing until the end.” Alice Feeney, NYT bestselling author
of Rock Paper Scissors

“A singular voice that explodes off the page, Amy Tintera's writing flashes with sharp comebacks and pointed commentary as she expertly knits her web of secrets and small town lies. Hands down the most fun I've had reading about murder.” Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of The Husbands

“Listen for the Lie is a page-turner from the first sentence to the very last. In addition to being a world-class whodunit, full of carefully doled-out twists, Lucy is a terrific character, feisty and funny and, it turns out, brave as hell. It’s great fun. Readers will rip through this one.”
Stephen King

“Amy Tintera’s highly compelling voice grips you from the opening line and won’t let you go. Listen For The Lie is an extremely successful high-wire act, balancing between dark comedy and darker thrills. A delight from start to finish.”   - Alex Michaelides, bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Fury

“Small-town dramas, sharp humor, strong characters, and a touch of romance spice up a genuinely fun mystery.”

- Shelf Awareness

“The true-crime podcast hook will draw readers in, but it is Lucy's unique voice that will keep them turning the pages. An excellent takedown of small-town life and toxic masculinity.”

- Booklist

“Every so often, a book comes along that takes you for a ride--now buckle up, because Amy Tintera has written it. Listen for the Lie explores the cruelest kind of world through the eyes of a woman whose grit is only outmatched by her razor-sharp wit. This bitingly funny and subversive thriller is one of the freshest and fiercest you'll read this year.”
Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie

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