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Listen for the Lie

Written by: Amy Tintera
Narrated by: January LaVoy, Will Damron
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Publisher's Summary

"A world-class whodunit."—Stephen King

“An extremely successful high-wire act, balancing between dark comedy and darker thrills.”—Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Laugh-out-loud funny, thrilling and twisty...”—Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A lot of thrillers these days use the murder podcast as a plot device. This production simulates one better than any audiobook I’ve listened to, to an often hilarious effect. Also, January LaVoy expertly voices one of Lucy’s funniest tics: imagining how she would murder nearly every person with whom she comes in contact."—Vulture

"Narrator LaVoy absolutely shines as the broken yet charmingly cheeky heroine. Her tale is organically intermixed with podcast excerpts delivered in honeyed and wry tones by Will Damron, each bookended by delightful 'podcasty' melodies."—Booklist

What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn't matter?

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in town. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t remember anything about, and she has since moved to LA and started a new life.

But now the phenomenally huge hit true crime podcast "Listen for the Lie," and its too-good looking host Ben Owens, have decided to investigate Savvy’s murder for the show’s second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend’s murder, even if she is the one that did it.

The truth is out there, if we just listen.

A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books.

©2024 Amy Tintera (P)2024 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

Listen for the Lie is a page-turner from the first sentence to the very last. In addition to being a world-class whodunit, full of carefully doled-out twists, Lucy is a terrific character, feisty and funny and, it turns out, brave as hell. It’s great fun. Readers will rip through this one.”—Stephen King

“Original and deliciously dark with a wicked sense of humor. An addictive page-turner that will keep you guessing until the end.”—Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author

“A singular voice that explodes off the page, Amy Tintera's writing flashes with sharp comebacks and pointed commentary as she expertly knits her web of secrets and small town lies. Hands down the most fun I've had reading about murder.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of The Husbands

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Really Good

Great concept and well written-the narrator's were also fantastic and it was cool how they used the podcast to tell parts of the story. One of the best domestic thrillers I've listened to in a while.

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Very immersive

I loved the way the audiobook was presented, super immersive I would recommend this version over a paper copy for sure.

I liked the story but the overall “twist” or outcome wasn’t all that shocking

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Great read!

It’s similar to listening to a murder podcast but with some humour. Catches your attention right from the start and keeps you guessing throughout the entire book. Super quick read!

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So so good!!

Don’t want to say anything apart from just listen to it. It’s a wonderful story

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Entertaining !!

I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked the podcast aspect, it broke up the chapters nicely to switch over to that POV. January Lavoy is one of my favs and as usual, rocked this narration.

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keep guessing

The story kept me guessing until the very end. Written very clever. Initially I thought the main character was scitzifrenic, and must be the one lying....

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The best audio book I've had in my ears yet!

In addition to a superb story, this audio book has the distinct pleasure of the best narration I've enjoyed yet in my time as a audio book listener. Together, the story and narration makes for an extremely pleasurable experience. It kept me guessing and I was fully invested in all of the characters. If this spun off into a series, I would obsessively but each new release.

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Excellent who done it!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrators were very easy to listen to with there smooth voices that kept you engaged. The story was a fun who done it that kept you guessing. I listened to it all in one sitting. I tried putting it down a few times bc well life but i HAD to get right back to it ASAP. Very enjoyable all around.

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Awesome!

I listened to it all in one day! Funny at times and great pacing with a main character you can root for even if your not sure she’s innocent.

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Good story with fantastic narration.

Story is interesting and a good listen, in large part due to the fantastic narration. Story plot itself is good, though the “intrusive thoughts” part of it I found really irritating (although eventually does make some sense, I still found it annoying). I recommend this audio book overall.

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