The Liar’s Diary

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Published by: Dutton
Release Date: February 1, 2007
Pages: 320
ISBN13: 978-0525949909



Jeanne Cross’s suburban life gets a jolt of energy from the arrival of Ali Mather, a stunning new music teacher at the local high school. With a magnetic personality and looks to match, Ali draws attention from all quarters, including Jeanne’s husband and son. Nonetheless, Ali and Jeanne develop a deep friendship based on their mutual vulnerabilities and the long-held secrets that Ali has been recording in her diary. The diary also holds a key to something darker: Ali’s suspicion that someone has been entering her house when she’s not at home. Soon their friendship will be shattered by violence--and Jeanne will find herself making impossible choices in order to protect the people she loves.

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“Stunning psychological suspense which poses the eternal question: how well can you know the people you love? This is riveting, bite-your-nails reading and the arrival of a great new talent.”
-Lee Child

“A twisting ride full of dangerous curves and jaw-dropping surprises. This is one of my favorite reads of the year!”
-Tess Gerritsen

“...a disturbing portrait of a hollow family done in by secrets and lies.”

“Outright chilling.”
-New York Daily News

“A first class mystery...a page-turner.”
-More Magazine

“A quirky, well-written, well-constructed mystery with an edge.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Twists and turns but never lets go.”
-Jacquelyn Mitchard