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Liar's Beach

By Katie Cotugno
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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestseller!

A new take on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles, with iconic detective Hercule Poirot recast as a brilliant, brash teen girl named Holiday, and narrated by her childhood friend Linden, an athlete-scholar who fits right in at his elite prep school—all the while hiding some secrets of his own.

Linden knows he doesn’t belong in elite Martha’s Vineyard. But when his prep school roommate, Jasper, invites him to spend the end of the summer at August House, his family’s massive beachfront estate, Linden tries to fit in. It’s not hard--after all, he’s been lying for years. And he’s not the only one….

Everyone at August House is ready for a wicked good time So when someone is found unconscious in the pool after a night of partying, it’s quickly labeled an accident. But Linden begins to wonder. . .

As does Holiday, Linden’s childhood friend and the only person on the island who knows the truth about his humble background. There’s nothing Holiday loves more than a mystery, and she’s convinced there’s a killer on the Vineyard. And now it’s up to them to figure out who.


"Scorching."—Kirkus Reviews

75 Reviews

Thumbs Up“Fell upon this book at Starbucks. They were having a deal on it when you get a coffee. When I got it I didn’t realize it was YA. Not the biggest fan of YA…however it was a fun little read. It wasn’t a unique story but it was a great little buffer to read between the horror. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did but tbh I didn’t have any high expectations for it. Overall just a little summer read that’s fast to get through and fun characters.”
“This book really just dragged for me. So many suspects and information just to end up giving me a pretty lame answer to who actually did it.”

About Katie Cotugno

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of messy, complicated feminist YA novels including 99 Days, How to Love, Fireworks, Top Ten, 9 Days & 9 Nights, You Say It First, and Liar's Beach, as well an adult novel, Birds of California. She is also the coauthor, with Candace Bushnell, of Rules for Being a Girl. Her books have been honored by the Junior Library Guild, the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, and the Kentucky Association of School Librarians, among others, and translated into more than fifteen languages. Katie studied Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in Fiction at Lesley University. She lives in Boston with her family. Visit her online at katiecotugno.com.

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