The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Kevin doesn't mean to make trouble when he lies. He's just really good at it, and it makes life so much easier. But as his lies pile up, he finds himself in big—and funny—trouble with his friends, family, and teachers. He's got to find a way to end his lying streak—forever.
______________________________ Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she'll be the one to pull the trigger. But Regan - the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother's life - has gone to ground. Suddenly, her phone rings. It's him. Regan. 'Catch me if you can,' he tells her. Harriet needs to find this killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian south coast with only one thing on her mind. Revenge is coming - and its name is Harriet Blue...
Remmi's mother was always a liar. But did her lies get her killed? 'Shiveringly good suspense!' Lisa Gardner A woman jumps to her death from a 20 story building. She looks a lot like washed up beauty queen Didi Storm, but her daughter Remmi is adamant: that's not her mother. To solve the mystery of who jumped - and why - Remmi Storm and cop Dani Settler have to go back to the start, to a deal conducted in the Las Vegas desert 22 years ago, which went terribly wrong... A fast-paced thriller for fans for Lisa Gardner and Karen Rose, with Lisa Jackson's trademark mix of dark secrets and stunning twists What the readers are saying 'Liar Liar is a story of deceit, murder and duplicity. Easily devoured in one sitting, and one that I read with a sense of urgency. I am definitely a new fan' 'I have never read a Lisa Jackson book I didn't like and enjoy and this one is no exception' 'This one drew me in from first page' 'This book has several mysteries with all sorts of roads to travel down in search of the truth. You won't want to put it down. There was a surprise at the ending that I didn't expect'
Liar, Liar: A Non-Fiction Account of Online Dating Experiences By: Judi Curry Judi is a retired educator that lost her husband in 2009 to lung cancer after 46 years of marriage. Married at seventeen, she had never lived on her own and after the pangs of loss numbed, she decided that she would like to find a full-time companion to spend the rest of her life with. The only problem was where would a 60+ year-old female go to find such companionship? Online dating seemed a viable answer, so she signed up with online dating services to meet that companion. Liar, Liar is a word for word accounting of the men she talked to over a period of four years. The wording of the communications has not been edited, nor changed, for to do so would have changed the communication drastically between them. Although each of the chapters are about the “scammers” she met, she did meet several men that were sincere and their stories are not part of the book because of that sincerity. At this point she is still looking for a companion, but not online.
Burned by her run-around ex-husband Johnnie Ricco, Caterina DeLuca took the skills she mastered during marriage and opened her own private eye agency. Now she's a second-story woman, armed with a camera, ready to print 8×10 glossies for use in divorce court. The men in her big, whacko family, all Chicago cops-one a crook-aren't sure what to make of Cat's career choice. But hey, it's serve and protect! Then one Rita Polansky retains Cat. Rita's liar-liar husband is the mysterious, but seriously hot, Chance Savino. Cat is hot on his heels when an exploding building hurls her out of her stilettos and into the hospital. The FBI claims Chance was killed in the fireworks, but concussed Cat remembers a different scenario. She escapes the hospital to meet with her client. But when Rita doesn't show, Cat breaks into her home to find Rita with a knife in her chest and two clues at the murder scene: a clutch of candy wrappers and Chance Savino, rummaging through Rita's drawers. One surprise after another piles up. As no one else sights Savino, everyone around Cat thinks she's crazy. Everyone except a determined killer who has put her on his "kill" list.
“Right now… my brother’s feelings for me are unrequited (* This sentence contains a slight mistruth). Me + my brother + me = the beginning of a bitter unrequited love… I think?” While trying on her friend’s old high school uniform and pretending to be someone else, the 20-year-old Minato Takatsuki unwittingly attracts the affections of her younger stepbrother, Toru, and decides to go out with him for a while! However, she ends that relationship in order to get together with her crush, Karasuma-kun. But now, for the sake of Toru’s depression, Minato once again...?!
Another gripping serial killer thriller from the bestselling author
Author: Sarah Flint
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
From the bestselling author of Mummy's Favourite and The Trophy Taker. DC 'Charlie' Stafford returns with a superb new, brutally gripping serial killer thriller, where the hunter becomes the hunted. Perfect for the fans of Angela Marsons. A faithful dog lies wounded beside the mutilated body of its owner. A woman is discovered bound and gagged, dead in her own bed. Both are police officers. Both have a red rose at their side... worryingly more will follow... Lies and accusations abound but who is behind the murders and why are the victims being targeted? Charlie, Hunter and the team must find the killer targeting their own before another body is found.
Toru has started to integrate himself with the club, closing the distance between himself and his sister, Minato, but it seems that her ex, Karasuma-san, still has regrets...and decides to use the information Minato shared for his benefit? Was Karasuma-san a different person all along, or is he just now becoming an imposter? The web of love continues to unravel in volume 6.
Zoe, an imaginative third grader, thinks that she has to make things up to be interesting, until a boy trying to be her friend and a real eagle convince her that she does not have to lie to be special.
Welcome to life Down Under, where the clubs, the drinks, the fashion, and the sex is out of control--where blackmail and chaos count as foreplay, and the only thing more insane than lying to win someone's heart is telling the truth to keep it.
The gripping new novel from million-copy bestseller, Mel Sherratt. ‘An absolute masterpiece’ ANGELA MARSONS ‘I love all Mel Sherratt’s books’ IAN RANKIN ‘Twists and turns and delivers a satisfying shot of tension’ RACHEL ABBOTT
A story about lies and a liar, Liar, Liar, Gown on Fire is a memoir of a lifelong struggle with mental illnesses, specifically bipolar disorder and factitious disorder, more commonly known as Munchausen syndrome. When she was as young as six-years-old, Cindy found a thrill in receiving attention for being sick or injured. Flinging herself off a swing set, hoping to break an arm or leg, she often found herself sitting in the sand, disappointed in her good health. As she grew older and into the painful awkwardness of young-adulthood, the lengths to which Cindy would go to gain "sick sympathy," grew more extreme. Cindy Buckshon's many careers and talents-from nanny, to artist, to bus driver, to wannabe heavy-duty mechanic, to graphic designer-set the stage for an exciting and unconventional life. This memoir is about mental illness, but it doesn't ignore the person behind the disorders; it focuses on a wild journey through a life filled with creativity, psychotic adventures, emotional instability and faith. Written with a frank honesty that allows both humour and pain to shine through, the book is a refreshing read, and will satisfy those curious about a real mental disorder that, ironically, results in pretend illnesses.--------------------------------Liar, Liar, Gown on Fire is a major achievement. As an expert on the topic of people who feign illness for attention, I have been contacted by many sufferers who intend to write memoirs about their experiences with "factitious disorder" (FD)-better known as "Munchausen syndrome." They have wanted to alert others that FD is a true form of mental illness, and that it can be overcome despite the many difficulties that will inevitably arise. But unlike all the others, Cindy Buckshon has not only actually written about her experiences with FD, but done so in a remarkably readable and compelling way. This is a book that immerses the reader in the world not only of FD, but of a bipolar disorder that resulted in some of her greatest challenges. Cindy brings her multi-faceted talents to this book showing me that, despite 25 years of studying mental illness, I still had much to learn from her. Marc D. Feldman, M.D.Co-author, Dying to be Ill: True Stories of Medical DeceptionClinical Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Alabama
When DANNY ALEXANDER reconnects with DIANA MILLER at a high school reunion, she sees it as a second chance for romance with a childhood crush. But what she doesn't know is that Danny is on the run from TOMMY HILL, a notorious British gangster who thinks Danny stole the 2.4 million he was supposed to launder for him. Danny desperately needs a safe place to hide while he tracks down the real thief, ABAGAIL PONDER, a cheeky bank embezzler with a weakness for high-stakes gambling. Moving in with Diana seems like the perfect solution, and all goes well until Tommy discovers Danny's whereabouts and an international chase ensues with ports of call in Montreal, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas and London, as Tommy chases Danny and Diana, Danny chases Abagail and the ploddingly pedantic INSPECTOR WENDELL OLIVER of Scotland Yard chases them all.
That tall boy walking so confidently into the party is Ross Arthur. This isn't a surprise party, but Ross has a frightening shock in store. You see, standing across the room is Ross's identical twin. The problem? Ross doesn't have a twin. It looks as if tonight this party is being held in The Nightmare Room.
The truth is elusive in Liar Liar. "Tough and likeable" (Foreword Reviews) Nicole Graves finds herself in the crosshairs when she reluctantly agrees to babysit a witness in a high-profile rape trial. Mary Ellen Barnes is suing her university's star quarterback for rape when the authorities won't act. In the court of public opinion, Mary Ellen appears to be the quintessential, pious, good girl. But her lies and mysterious comings and goings lead Nicole to suspect that she’s not what she seems. It isn't just Mary Ellen who's acting suspiciously. No one wants to own up to the truth in Liar Liar, not even Nicole, whose fiance; begs her not to look into the case. But when the witness goes missing during the trial, Nicole is caught up in a tangle of lies that turns deadly. After the investigator assigned to the case fails to do his job, Nicole is determined to find the killer on her own, no matter the risks. "Boyarsky's imagination serves up a court case that plays with expectations during an era where we push to believe women, resulting in some real bad baddies whom it feels good to root against." -Foreword Reviews "Nicole Graves is the best fictional sleuth to come down the pike since Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone." -Laura Levine, author of the popular Jaine Austen Mysteries "Liar Liar creates exquisite tension..."-Midwest Book Review See why readers love Nancy's "fast paced story," "quick pace," "unpredictable twists," "interesting plots" and "heart-pounding action," and reviewers describe her action as "expertly combining menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy." . The Nicole Graves Mysteries 1. The Swap 2. The Bequest 3. Liar Liar 4. The Ransom All Nicole Graves Mysteries can be read as stand-alone novels.