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Here We Lie

Here We Lie

Написано Paula Treick DeBoard

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell и Alex McKenna


Here We Lie

Написано Paula Treick DeBoard

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell и Alex McKenna

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4/5 (15 оценки)
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12 hours
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Издано:
Jan 30, 2018
ISBN:
9781501201394
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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A riveting novel about how the past never stays in the past, from the critically acclaimed author of The Drowning Girls and The Mourning Hours.

Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey are complete opposites on paper. Megan is a girl from a modest Midwest background, and Lauren is the daughter of a senator from an esteemed New England family. But in 1999, Megan and Lauren become college roommates and, as two young women struggling to find their place on campus, they forge a strong, albeit unlikely, friendship. The two quickly become inseparable, sharing clothes, advice and their most intimate secrets.

The summer before their senior year, Megan joins Lauren and her family on their private island off the coast of Maine. The weeks go by, filled with fun and relaxation, until late one night at the end of the vacation, something unspeakable happens, searing through the framework of the girls' friendship and tearing them apart. Many years later, in the midst of a political scandal, Megan finally comes forward about what happened that fateful night, revealing a horrible truth about Lauren's family and threatening to expose their long-buried secrets.

In this captivating and moving novel of domestic suspense, Paula Treick DeBoard explores the power of friendship and secrets and shows how betrayal can lead to disastrous, and deadly, consequences.

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Издано:
Jan 30, 2018
ISBN:
9781501201394
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Paula Treick DeBoard is the author of The Mourning Hours, The Fragile World and The Drowning Girls. She divides her time between reading, writing, teaching composition at the University of California, Merced, and enjoying the antics of her husband Will and their four-legged brood. She is a resident of northern California.


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  • (5/5)
    Just finished Here We Lie about two friends torn apart by the consequences of power and privilege. This would make a great summer read. The characters are well-drawn and the storyline held my interest until the last page. The story is told by switching back and forth from the two girls viewpoints. Very similar to what is happening with the #Metoo movement today. I will definitely read more by this author. Timely and powerful read that you should not miss!
  • (4/5)
    This is a timely novel about female friendships, family, the rich vs the poor and other topics that are a mirror of what is currently going on in our society. I don't want to spoil it so I can't go into a lot of detail but do want to say that it's a wonderful novel with two very well written, though pretty unlikable main female characters. Megan and Lauren meet in college and become fast friends. How good of friends they are is in question because they are from totally different backgrounds - Lauren is the daughter of a rich Senator and Megan is a poor girl from the Midwest. They also lie to each other in telling their pasts to each other. Despite the question of how good their friendship is, everything changes when Megan spends a few weeks in the simmer before their senior year at the island retreat owned by Lauren's family. After that summer, they don't see each other again for years until Megan decides to tell the world what really happened that summer even though it will be disastrous to Lauren's family.This is a fantastic novel about friendship and betrayal. I received an advance review copy of this book from the Great Thoughts Ninja Review Team. All opinions are my own.
  • (5/5)
    Good Book! I definitely recommend this story of friendship and the power of it to overcome anything.
  • (5/5)
    This book was captivating.I was drawn in from the beginning and never left. The characters are still with me as I write this, long after putting the book down and I know they will stay here with me for awhile.Two girls thrown together as roommates through very different circumstances with nearly no chance of ever being friends, become best friends and confidants. The political and wealthy family of Lauren are not pleased with the relationship and it shows when Meghan is invited to family gatherings. Lauren is somewhat of a rebellious sort, and mostly ignores what her family thinks about most things. She takes her place in the world for granted. Meghan's mother is thrilled that her daughter is attending a prestigious girls' college and that she has Lauren for a roommate. Lauren doesn't meet Meghan's mother, as Meghan has told some untruths about her own background.One thing leads to another, as things do, and a horrible incident ruins the relationship between the two girls, and ruins parts of Meghan's life. She is left floundering for some time. Years later, something happens that reaches back into the past and touches this incident. Both girls and their families are put in a position where they must address the past.A solid story in light of current times, and the writing puts you right in the middle of it. You are captured and must read your way out of captivity.
  • (5/5)
    Friendships can be complicated. Megan and Lauren are the mirror image of each other. Megan comes from a solid middle-class, upbringing in America’s heartland. Lauren has had a life of privilege as the daughter of a New England senator. Yet, as life would have it, they find themselves navigating college together.The two women share a room, clothes, and college life. Gradually, they also share advice and eventually secrets. Inseparable, their bond deepens through these important college years. Through highs and lows, the girls are there for each other.Before their senior year, they come together for fun and sun at the vacation home of Lauren’s family. It is there that their lives are forever altered. Friendship cannot withstand everything, as Megan comes to realize. Somethings are just too heinous. That is when bonds are broken, but secrets are formed.Many years after that fateful Summer, Megan faces the secrets she kept buried. Thrust into the spotlight of the harsh political arena, she goes back to that Summer of secrets to expose Lauren’s family truths.Paula Treick DeBoard has done it, again. Her novel is an important read in the climate of today’s world. Her understanding of family dynamics is always clear and accurate. In this book, Ms. DeBoard also addresses deeply human elements often not discussed. In Here We Lie, she delves into women’s relationships, both with each other and with men. She also bravely confronts the taboo issue of male dominance and its lasting effects on the women it rules.This is the fourth novel of Paula Treick DeBoard. She is an author that I always eagerly anticipate. Reflecting the world around us, her books are timely, well-written and meaningful. I highly recommend Here We Lie, and all of Ms. DeBoard’s fascinating books.
  • (4/5)
    Here We Lie is an incredibly timely read. I do not want to risk spoiling any portion of the plot so I will just say that Here We Lie adds another useful and thoughtful perspective on an ongoing social/political issue dominating the news today. The book touches on numerous thought-provoking topics including female friendships, family ties, male dominance, and the harmful effects of brushing horrible events under the rug instead of addressing them head-on. I struggled a little with Lauren and Megan’s relationship. Both girls are attempting to find their places in life, but they are such polar opposites and really on’t have what I would call a true friendship – it is more based on lies, privilege (on Lauren’s part), and the fact that they are both intrigued by the other; clearly as the story plays out they don’t really know each other that well. But maybe that is what DeBoard is getting at- ultimately how hard some female relationships can be.I definitely enjoyed Here We Lie. I received this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.
  • (5/5)
    Here We LieByPaula Treick DuBoardWhat it's all about...Megan is from Kansas...she comes from a reasonably normal middle class family. She is an only child...very close to her father...who is dying from mesothelioma. Lauren comes from a very privileged family...tons of money, an island home, a father who is a senator. Lauren is the wild child...her mother is always regretfully paying her way out of distasteful situations. Megan...begins her friendship with Lauren with lies...many many self deprecating lies. In spite of everything they become friends...until something happens on the island...Megan leaves in the middle of the night...literally stealing a boat to get off of the island. Fourteen years go by until Megan deals with the incident that brings them back together...literally face to face. Why I wanted to read it...I love books like this one...I loved this one...private schools, budding relationships, jealousies and major dysfunction all pull this book together. What made me truly enjoy this book...Very simply...this book deals with women and their friendships, family dysfunction, sexual intimidation and assault and a political scandal...kind of relevant to today. I love the readers guide and I would love to have the opportunity to discuss this book with a book club...it has great potential for that kind of discussion. Why you should read it, too...Readers who love all of the dramas I have discussed in this review should find this book very rewarding. I plan to read The Drowning Girls...another book by this author that has great reviews. I received an advance reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley and Amazon. It was my choice to read it and review it.