Here We Lie

Here We Lie A riveting novel about how the past never stays in the past from the critically acclaimed author of The Drowning Girls and The Mourning Hours Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey are complete opposites on

  • Title: Here We Lie
  • Author: Paula Treick DeBoard
  • ISBN: 9780778330264
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • A riveting novel about how the past never stays in the past, from the critically acclaimed author of The Drowning Girls and The Mourning Hours Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey are complete opposites on paper Megan is a girl from a modest Midwest background, and Lauren is the daughter of a senator from an esteemed New England family But in 1999, Megan and Lauren becomA riveting novel about how the past never stays in the past, from the critically acclaimed author of The Drowning Girls and The Mourning Hours Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey are complete opposites on paper Megan is a girl from a modest Midwest background, and Lauren is the daughter of a senator from an esteemed New England family But in 1999, Megan and Lauren become college roommates and, as two young women struggling to find their place on campus, they forge a strong, albeit unlikely, friendship The two quickly become inseparable, sharing clothes, advice and their most intimate secrets.The summer before their senior year, Megan joins Lauren and her family on their private island off the coast of Maine The weeks go by, filled with fun and relaxation, until late one night at the end of the vacation, something unspeakable happens, searing through the framework of the girls friendship and tearing them apart Many years later, in the midst of a political scandal, Megan finally comes forward about what happened that fateful night, revealing a horrible truth about Lauren s family and threatening to expose their long buried secrets.In this captivating and moving novel of domestic suspense, Paula Treick DeBoard explores the power of friendship and secrets and shows how betrayal can lead to disastrous, and deadly, consequences.

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    1. My reviews can also be seen at: deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr4.5 Stars!! After previously enjoying “The Drowning Girls” by Paula Treick DeBoard, I was excited to have the opportunity to read this novel.This was another fantastic read.October 2016Lauren Mabrey is desperate to attend a press conference that’s about to begin. It’s not open to the public and the guard at the door tries to turn her away. However, when Lauren whispers that she’s family, the guard takes pity on her and lets h [...]

    2. Another utterly engaging read from the author of one of my favorites last year—The Drowning Girls. What I appreciate the most about Paula Treick DeBoard’s writing is how effortless she makes the reader/character connection. Abandoning my own sense of self, to allow for the voices and emotions of these characters to take over, was done with ease. The complexity and depth of the two women at the center of it all—how their flaws, issues, experiences and choices all intermingle—makes for an [...]

    3. Paula is one of my go-to authors; after devouring The Drowning Girls last year I immediately consumed The Fragile World and The Mourning Hours in quick succession. I find her writing to be one of the finest examples of flawless character study around. While each book has a different theme, she manages to keep a tight reign on her cast, always ensuring that, what could be construed as the everyday mundane, is in fact transformed into a tense, unstoppable freight train of suspense. Last year [...]

    4. 4.5 starsHere We Lie is so timely and relevant--it amazes me that the author wrote this before #metoo movement began.This is an emotional read about friendship, lies, and stories that cloud reality. “What was a lie or two between friends?” Megan and Lauren become unlikely friends while attending elite Keale College in the late 1990’s. Lauren is the privileged daughter of a senator, whereas Megan comes from a blue collar family and has had to work for everything she has. Despite their diffe [...]

    5. 5 stars! I loved this book!This story revolves around two best friends who meet at university. The summer after their third year of studies they have a major falling out that causes them to lose touch completely for over a decade. Fourteen years after their falling out, they are reunited in the midst of a major political scandal.I was quickly drawn into this gripping and suspenseful drama from the very first page. I adored the two main characters, Megan and Lauren, who narrated this intriguing a [...]

    6. An addicting tale of lies, jealously, and friendship. What another brilliant story by Paula Treick DeBoard!!One of things that I love about DeBoard's style is her ability to flawlessly connect her characters with her readers. The sense of depth and experiences that the author creates through her characters is absolutely amazing. Megan and Lauren are quite the opposite of one another when they meet attending an elite college in the 90's. Lauren comes from a privileged family who is the daughter o [...]

    7. 4.5 stars rounded up!Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard is an absolutely riveting, powerful, thrilling, and thought-provoking domestic suspense novel about friendship, jealousy, secrets, lies and betrayal.  I was totally engaged from start to finish and found myself mesmerized with how well this story was told and with the way it unfolded!  I was extremely impressed!Paula Treick DeBoard delivers an impressive and well-written story here that takes you on an emotional journey of the friendship [...]

    8. A few quotes — random thoughts - an abbreviated review - FOR A NOVEL I ENJOYED VERY MUCH!!!Quotes First:“He could of course, just tell the truth—but that wasn’t how things worked in our family, not when the truth cast shade on the Mabrey name”.“We assessed and reframed and came out with a better story, a better version of ourselves. And then we held the line.”“I was crying just as much for Anna Kovics as for myself, not to mention all the other women, victims who had fallen prey [...]

    9. From the critically acclaimed author, of The Drowning Girls, The Fragile World, and The Mourning Hours (all five glowing stars-review links below), Paula Treick DeBoard follows with her latest riveting suspense, coming Jan 2018— HERE WE LIE. Rich in character, a look inside the secret lives of two different unlikely friends from two different social classes. A world of privilege and secrets. The lies and secrets they tell themselves, and to one another —with devastating consequences. Ripped [...]

    10. Last year The Drowning Girls was one of my most pleasant surprises in terms of discovering a new to me author so I was super excited to get my hands on DeBoard’s latest novel. While this was very different from TDG I still enjoyed it and will always be a huge fan of the authors style.This is told from two viewpoints, both Laura and Megan. It starts in 2016 before a press conference that’s obviously important to both women but the reasons behind it won’t be revealed for some time. It then s [...]

    11. Due to be published at the end of January 2018, Here We Lie is my second encounter with Paula Treick DeBoard's literature following The Drowning Girls, her enthralling novel of domestic suspense which I read a few months ago and very much enjoyed. Paula Treick DeBoard reinvented herself in Here We Lie in the sense that she left the realm of psychological thriller/mystery/suspense that she had explored in her previous publication and switched focus to the anatomy of female friendship intertwined [...]

    12. Here We Lie is an incredibly timely read. I do not want to risk spoiling any portion of the plot so I will just say that Here We Lie adds another useful and thoughtful perspective on an ongoing social/political issue dominating the news today. The book touches on numerous thought-provoking topics including female friendships, family ties, male dominance, and the harmful effects of brushing horrible events under the rug instead of addressing them head-on. I struggled a little with Lauren and Mega [...]

    13. With Here We Lie, Paula Treick de Board spins a mesmerizing tale of two former best friends and one shocking secret. Suspenseful and evocative, with pitch-perfect prose and pacing, Here We Lie is a story that resonates long after the last word. An engrossing read.

    14. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was contacted because I read and enjoyed this author's last book, The Drowning Girls, and I was thrilled to have a chance to read this one.This book did one of my favorite things, which is to bounce from the past to the present to get the reader to the climax of the story. Megan and Lauren used to be good friends, but the book opens up at a time when they no longer keep in touch. Lauren is attending a press conference during w [...]

    15. This is the third book I’ve read by this author and definitely my favorite! While I don’t want to give anything away, I will say Here We Lie deals with incredibly timely issues, like sexual assault by those in positions of power. This is an important book and a great examination of why things play out the way they do in society. I’m certainly looking forward to reading whatever else Ms. DeBoard writes in the future. I received an advance copy from the Great Thought’s Ninja Review Team. A [...]

    16. My first time reading this author and I really enjoy her writing. She built wonderful characters. This book had it all friendship ,betrayal, sexual assault and political scandals.

    17. *** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ***Two unlikely women become friends and develop a closeness that is significantly changed one summer, and their lives will never be the same. Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard, brings us Megan Mazeros, a Midwestern girl, just trying to find direction in her life and Lauren Mabrey, the senator’s daughter.Megan Mazeros has had a hard time in life. She had a happy family, as an only child to her parents, there was so much love and happiness. [...]

    18. I know several other reviews have said this, or will say this when written, but this is such an important book for this time of power and money over facts and truth.I enjoyed how this book was told in both alternating view points and periods of time. It kept the story moving but also left a few things up in the air. The author mentions some events just vague enough to keep you wondering which characters were involved and which are effected by it.I liked the friendship between Lauren and Megan— [...]

    19. Here We Lie is an engrossing story of two friends, the lies they told to each other and to themselves; filled with scandal and intrigue. Megan and Lauren are two unforgettable characters, two women from completely different backgrounds who become friends, despite, or maybe because of, their differences. The characters, Lauren and Megan are extremely well-writtenI could feel their anger, their confusion, their pain, and their fleeting moments of happiness. The relationship between these women is [...]

    20. College besties (Megan and Lauren) enjoy strong friendship until tragedy strikes. Will their friendship endure? Or, will Lauren's privileged family prevail and keep them apart?Armed with the life insurance money received after her father's death, Megan decides to leave Kansas once and for all and attend a private, all-girl's college in Connecticut. There, she meets an unlikely friend, Lauren, who is the wealthy and privileged daughter of a senator. I was utterly engrossed by this very timely, "# [...]

    21. I started this book late last night and finished it less than 24 hours later - that is how amazing Here We Lie is. I did not want to put it down. The book focuses on friendship and on the things that strengthen and ruin friendships. The two main characters are so relatable and dynamic that I could easily picture both of them - in fact, this book played like a movie in my head while I was reading it. A+++++!

    22. What an incredible story told with such compassion. With today's culture where victims are becoming survivors, this story adds much to the conversation of #metoo. This novel needs to be read in all the book clubs and the conversation must continue because as with Megan, we need to move from victims to survivors! Excellent novel! Highly recommend!

    23. Suspense. Spellbinding. Disturbing. Emotional. Remarkable. I ❤️ everything Paula has written because she has a way of bringing her characters into life, into people we (or least I) can relate to. She is very very favorite author and so I anticipate her books and the chance to get lost in the story with relatable aspects. I found myself re-reading pages in Here We Lie just because they were so emotionally charged and So REAL. A friendship out of circumstance that became something real. My hea [...]

    24. This is my first book by this author, but it will not be my last. In fact, I just purchased The Drowning Girls from . I loved the dual perspectives that also slipped from one time to the other. You need to read carefully in the beginning, but you soon get the rhythm. For me, this was the perfect read. I don't think there is any great mystery, but the writing keeps you on the edge of your seat to see how it is all going to play out. And it covers some pretty tough topics that are especially perti [...]

    25. Paula's books are always a go to! Weather you are in a book slump or just want a good mystery, Paula's books will step up to the plate. I enjoyed this book and was hooked from page one! The characters were very likable and it all wrapped up nicely in the end. I recommend this book.

    26. Intense yet a bit stableIt took a while for the climax to arrive. The story actually detailed a lot on the upbringing of both girls and how they crossed paths with each other. Sometimes, the way the author described led me to imagine these 2 girls are actually crushing each other but in fact, they were just admiring each other's form of beauty.Lauren, being the sheltered girl who had everything seemed to be making mistakes until she moved to this all girl's school where she met the next door poo [...]

    27. I finished this book at 3 am this morning. I just had to know how this was going to end and I simply could not put it down. Megan and Lauren’s story was timely and so emotional. I enjoyed their friendship and felt like it was very true and honest. I think I always longed for a friendship like theirs, so close and comforting so I enjoyed those moments with them.The emotion that goes along with this subject and with the characters was gutting and felt so real to me. I love when writing can do th [...]

    28. This is a timely novel about female friendships, family, the rich vs the poor and other topics that are a mirror of what is currently going on in our society. I don't want to spoil it so I can't go into a lot of detail but do want to say that it's a wonderful novel with two very well written, though pretty unlikable main female characters. Megan and Lauren meet in college and become fast friends. How good of friends they are is in question because they are from totally different backgrounds - La [...]

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