We Were Liars


“E. Lockhart is one of our most important novelists, and she has given us her best book yet. Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

“Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed in spare, precise, and lyrical prose. . . Lockhart’s latest is unlike anything she’s done before….We Were Liars is poised to be big.” — Booklist, starred review

“So freaking good.” –@sarahdessen

“So, @elockhart’s new book We Were Liars showed up the other day, and I ended up not going to bed because was reading and oh my god.”    —@maureenjohnson


Penguin Random House/Delacorte, May 13, 2014

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate,
political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

Visit wewereliars.com for a map, a family tree, a sample chapter, more reviews and the Liars Society — plus a Tumblr of images and songs you can follow.

Watch video of E. Lockhart reading the opening of We Were Liars.