*2016 RWA Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense Honorable Mention*
YA Psychological Thriller. 69K
She loved her friends to death.
Seventeen-year-old Raine Harper doesn’t remember much about her party the media coined The Sweet Sixteen Massacre—other than she was the only survivor. While under experimental treatment for PTSD, fragmented memories of the night resurface. Raine discovers everyone lied and anyone could be a murderer…including her.
One year after moving to Atlanta to live with her mostly off-the-wagon Aunt Yolanda, Raine Harper still can’t remember much about her Sweet Sixteen party—only that police found her covered in blood, surrounded by bodies.
With the case closed, Raine is desperate to beat her PTSD and take her life back. But fragmented memories from the massacre return that don’t coincide with the police reports. And when the people Raine confides in turn up dead, she has to do the one thing she’s been unable to do for a year—remember the worst night of her life and determine her role in the murders. Because someone is lying, and what Raine doesn’t know could kill her.
THE LANGUAGE OF LIARS is a 69,000 standalone YA Psychological Thriller with series potential that switches between the present and the past—the latter presented in dual timelines. Fans of Michelle Hodkin’s The Mara Dyer series and Karen McManus’s One of Us is Lying will enjoy THE LANGUAGE OF LIARS.