Tell Me Lies: A Novel

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“A twisted modern love story” (Parade), Tell Me Lies is a sexy, thrilling novel about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget.

Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother—whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart.

Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted. Stephen knows Lucy can’t tear herself away. And their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined.

Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. “Readers will be enraptured” (Booklist) by the “unforgettable beauties in this very sexy story” (Kirkus Review). With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and supremely resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood and the difficulty of letting go—even when you know you should.


  • TellMeLies 01 Open

    Duration: 09s
  • TellMeLies 02 Epigraphs

    Duration: 29s
  • TellMeLies 03 Part1Ch1

    Duration: 45min
  • TellMeLies 04 Ch2

    Duration: 03min
  • TellMeLies 05 Ch3

    Duration: 12min
  • TellMeLies 06 Ch4

    Duration: 14min
  • TellMeLies 07 Ch5

    Duration: 27min
  • TellMeLies 08 Ch6

    Duration: 03min
  • TellMeLies 09 Ch7

    Duration: 15min
  • TellMeLies 10 Ch8

    Duration: 08min
  • TellMeLies 11 Ch9

    Duration: 08min
  • TellMeLies 12 Ch10

    Duration: 13min
  • TellMeLies 13 PartTwoCh11

    Duration: 30min
  • TellMeLies 14 Ch12

    Duration: 13min
  • TellMeLies 15 Ch13

    Duration: 04min
  • TellMeLies 16 Ch14

    Duration: 06min
  • TellMeLies 17 Ch15

    Duration: 13min
  • TellMeLies 18 Ch16

    Duration: 08min
  • TellMeLies 19 Ch17

    Duration: 17min
  • TellMeLies 20 Ch18

    Duration: 19min
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