- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (September 29, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599903059
- ISBN-13: 978-1599903057
DO NOT SPOIL THIS BOOK
Please don’t give away any of the twists and turns of Liar.
Liar is my first thriller. It’s from the point of view of a compulsive liar. And I mean compulsive. Micah’s been messing with my head for years and she’s about to mess with yours. You cannot believe a word she says, which means that her revelations cannot be taken at face value. So what you think is the big spoiler probably isn’t because there isn’t one big spoiler, there are many.
I’d be dead pleased if you could keep quiet about all of them.
I deliberately wrote the book to be read in at least two different ways. You may think you know what kind of book it is and what kind of person Micah is, but you’ll find other readers will disagree with you completely. There is no one right way to read this book. And that’s why I’m so keen for readers not to spoil it for others. Because I want each reader to come to their own conclusions.
Liar is as much a jigsaw puzzle as a novel, but one where the pieces can go together in many different ways. Writing it was a puzzle, too. I wrote it back to front and inside out. Not from start to finish, but scene by scene. As I wrote I shuffled scenes around, rewriting them with every move. It was one of the most enjoyable writing experiences of my career. I could feel my brain stretching as I wrote. (In a good way.) I hope reading it has the same effect on you.
Just don’t spoil it, okay?"