Love the twisted drama of mysteries? Of course you do. If you’re a fan of TV’s How to Get Away With Murder, we’ve got a book recommendation for you! Author Paula Stokes is here to tell you why you’ll LOVE her dark psychological novel LIARS, INC., a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the very end.
If you’re into dark and devious mysteries like me, you’re probably dying to see how the second season of TV’s most twisty (and twisted!) drama plays out. How are Annalise and Wes connected? Who really killed the Hapstalls? Is Asher going to snap? We’ll find out in February, but in the meantime, here are five reasons fans of How to Get Away with Murder might want to check out Liars, Inc. while they wait.
The suspicious narrator.
Like Wes from HTGAWM, Max from Liars, Inc. is a quiet guy with a somewhat mysterious past. He seems like a laid-back, go-with-the-flow kid, not quite as intense or dramatic as his peers. But is that all just a big ruse?
HTGAWM pauses its crazy hijinks occasionally for some courtroom drama, but Liars, Inc. packs a surprising amount of secrets, lies, kidnappings, and murders into a single story. Add in some police chases and fight scenes, and you’ve got a book that will keep you flipping the pages right to the very end.
The morally flexible characters.
When your three main characters start a business selling lies and alibis, it’s clear none of them can really be trusted. Everyone is guilty of something and Max, Parvati, and Preston all have secrets they’ll go to great lengths to protect. But did one of those secrets get Preston killed? And will Max or Parvati go too far as they try to find out the truth?
The twists and turns.
According to Kirkus Reviews, Liars, Inc. “twists and turns at all the right moments.” Just when you think you’ve got things figured out, everything shifts as new information comes to light. And when you finally figure out the “who,” you’ll still be surprised by the “how” and the “why.” Add in a couple of suspicious surfers, a mysterious online hookup girl, and a potentially shady politician, and you’ve got the makings for a lot of dark and delicious drama.
The lighter moments.
Just like HTGAWM, Liars, Inc. has its lighter moments. Max is a sarcastic character, and being in his head is funny at times. His mom and little sister are present to keep him from staying too serious. There’s even a sizzling but sweet romance between Max and his semi-serious girlfriend Parvati. Like author Kristen Lippert-Martin says, “This story twists and turns and screeches around every corner, but still manages to be a thriller with a big heart.”
Liars, Inc. is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. If you check it out, drop me a tweet at @pstokesbooks and let me know what you thought. I’m also available to chat about all things HTGAWM and other dark and devious mysteries.