This book has been on many “best of” YA lists and I was hoping it lived up to the hype. No worries – it did! This is a twisty novel about a group of three teenage cousins and their friend – The Liars – who spend summers on a private island near Martha’s Vineyard.

The matriarch daughters of each family are consumed by greed and wealth even though they are well educated. Their children, the cousins, all hate what the greed has done to their families.

The main character, Cadence, tries to piece together what happened on the island when she was 15 years old that left her with amnesia. Two years later, she returns to the island where the Liars help her uncover what really happened. And if you ask me to tell you the ending … I’ll just lie!