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Everyone Here Is Lying

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I’m a huge fan of Shari Lapena, and this book met all my expectations. In the peaceful Stanhope neighborhood, two neighbors, William Wooler and his lover Nora, have just ended their affair. When William returns home seeking solace, he’s met with his 9-year-old daughter, Avery, who’s home early from school. An argument ensues, and William storms out. But when Avery mysteriously disappears, William is desperate to keep his affair and his return home a secret. However, vigilant neighbors are watching, and secrets begin to unravel.

The book’s pace is exhilarating, and the storytelling is masterful. It’s brimming with layers of deception and falsehoods, and the unexpected twist caught me by surprise. The characters are deeply flawed, leaving you to trust no one. It’s the perfect suspense novel for a day by the pool!

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for sending a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I did not finish this one, it was not for me, I couldn't relate to the characters, and just did not care for the story.
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What a fabulous book! It's been highly recommended to my readers and fans. Shari Lapena's books are highly regarded and loved around here!
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I am a big Shari Lapena fan and have recommended The Couple Next Door to so many people. She has a really unique writing style and a way of keeping the reader guessing until the last few chapters.

That said, Everyone Here Is Lying was not for me and I don’t think it was Shari’s best. The premise was solid and the first half of the book was good. However, I found it confusing to follow the multiple character perspectives in each chapter, and the big reveal of what happened to Avery seemed unrealistic and fell flat for me.

Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Random House Canada, Doubleday Canada and Shari Lapena for an advanced copy. These are my honest thoughts.
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This new book gives a lot of alternate motives to the missing child story…so many possibilities.. however seemed slightly repetitive in some ways, and the suspect was a surprise.
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Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic copy of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. 
I love domestic thrillers by Shari Lapena and her newest, “Everyone Here is Lying”, did not disappoint. A missing child, infidelity, two broken homes and the secrets that led to it all are the backbone of Lapena’s novel. 
Nine-year-old Avery Wooler is missing. After an argument with her father, Dr. William Wooler, no one has seen or heard from the young girl. Both of her parents are frantic to have her returned and the police soon start receiving too many leads to count. Of course, William is suspected and although he is desperate to prove his innocence, doing so will destroy his family. It seems that everyone in the neighbourhood may have had a reason to abduct young Avery, and one of them most certainly did. Is Avery still alive? Is young Avery paying for the “sins of her father”?
“Lying” is addictive and pulse-pounding, with every character a suspect, and Lapena crafts a plethora of unexpected twists and turns throughout. The novel is narrated by just about everyone in the neighbourhood, or at least the most relevant ones, but the story still manages to flow well, allowing the reader to keep track of the plot from the onset. 
I had many different opinions on what happened to Avery, and of course, leave it to Lapena to leave me second (and third)- guessing myself until the final twist delivered the surprising ending! I read so many novels in this genre, it is rare that I come across one where I cannot already predict the outcome and yet, Lapena’s “Lying” managed to do just that. 
The novel is a quick read, with chapters that leave you gasping. The characters, even young Avery herself, are likable one minute and despicable the next, allowing the reader’s suspicion to grow, which is how Lapena pulls her audience in and leaves them speculating. Was it the renowned doctor husband/father, William, who got into a heated argument with his daughter minutes before she vanished? Was it one of the two teenage neighbour boys, who were both seen with Avery the days before? Maybe someone else entirely? Any of these plot lines are believable, and yet Lapena manages to somehow create the best possible outcome that leaves readers completely satisfied. 
I have read four books of Lapena’s seven, so I have some catching up to do! I always enjoy Lapena’s suspenseful novels, and I look forward to her next release!
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Thank you to Netgalley, the publishing house and the author for the opportunity to read a complimentary copy of this book in return for a review based upon my honest opinion.

The title of this book is correct; it feels like every single character in this book is unreliable.  Nine year old Avery was sent home early from school for misbehaving.  Avery's father William, was having an affair that ended unceremoniously leaving him heading home early.  William is surprised to see Avery in the kitchen as she doesn't have a key and things go downhill fromt here.  After an altercation with her father, who then leaves the home Avery suddenly goes missing. This small community is thrown for a loop when they realize that one of their own is gone. Everyone is suspect, the rumours and innuendo start right from the start. Did William do something to Avery, was it one of the neighbourhood boys, or did Avery just run away?  Great plot, twists and a great ending.
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I’m a huge fan of this author, however this was not my favourite of theirs. I did find it to be a bit slow burning, and repetitive in spots. All in all, still a good read.
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As a big Shari Lapena fan, I was very excited to receive an ARC for her latest work. Thank you! Everyone Here is Lying tells a thrilling story, one that kept you at the end of your seat. The way Lapena gets you to care and hate for her characters is extremely well done. The best part of this novel? The extremely satisfying ending!
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The ever masterful domestic thriller writer Shari Lapena has done it again. She has crafted a novel that drew me in on the first page and kept my mind in overdrive the whole way through. Everyone Here is Lying is definitely my favourite Shari Lapena book. Although I do say that about every book of hers I read, but this time I really mean it. 

9 year old Avery goes missing. The last person to see her was her father, William a prominent and well respected doctor. The only problem is, when the Police arrive to investigate Avery’s disappearance, William neglects to tell the police and his family that he saw Avery at home after school. You William has a secret and if he confesses to being the last one to see Avery alive, it will ruin him. But William is not the only one keeping secrets and telling lies but he is the one who has the most to loose if his lies come to the surface. 

This book is full of classic Shari Lapena twists and turns, fast paced plot and suspense. There were several unlikeable characters, which was definitely the authors intent. I was definitely surprised by the plot twist. I didn’t think the book would end the way it did. If you love a fast paced, who done it, page turning thriller then I highly recommend you read Everyone Here is Lying. 

Thank you Penguin Random House Canada, Netgalley and Shari Lapena for my electronic arc. 

Pub date: July 25, 2023
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I dislike leaving less than glowing reviews and will be the first to admit that I am not very good at it.  This book left me feeling like I'm looking at a couple of families in a neighbourhood I care nothing about.  The "twists" amount to little more than scenarios to pack more lies into.  I see more relatable "drama" in shopping trips into the city.
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This story starts with the end of an affair, the man going home early to find his nine-year-old daughter after she walked home alone from school instead of waiting for her older brother. They end up fighting and he leaves the house leaving her on her own again. The story then becomes a search for the missing daughter and the police question the family and all of the neighbours uncovering many secrets they'd rather keep to themselves.

There was a big twist that I didn't see coming but the story ended with me feeling like I was missing a few chapters. It just felt like there were too many loose ends. It was still enjoyable though.
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Avery is quite the clever and scheming nine year old girl! Who saw that coming?

The Wooler Family daughter goes missing.
Not one person is to be trusted. Everything is unraveling. Everyone is becoming unhinged. And yet The Woolers live on a quiet, safe, friendly neighborhood street. Where did Avery go?

Shari Lapena does a great job at pacing the story and revealing the plot bit by bit.

You should suspend reality… to enjoy this mystery thriller; otherwise you will spend most of your energy on feeling incredulous. While all the characters are having internal struggles, no one is having actual conversations to solve the mystery. Instead of focusing on finding a missing child, the characters are worried about publicly tainting their image. Really tapping into what happens nowadays. How will this be perceived online?

Loved the ending.
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DNF @30%

I am really having a hard time enjoying this book. Usually Lapena is an author that I enjoy reading, but this one is not original or interesting. I am sure that others will find it enjoyable. Just not for me.
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This author is quickly becoming one of my favourites! Her writing style and ability to immerse readers in the worlds she creates is unmatched. I genuinely had no idea where this one was going and enjoyed every minute. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

3.5 stars
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This was the first time I've ever picked up a book by Canadian author Shari Lapena (it was long overdue) and it did not disappoint! It had everything I look for in a thriller: easy to follow, short chapters, fast paced, and with a good dose of messed up characters and circumstances!

Everyone Here Is Lying is the story of an incredibly egotistical, despicable, narcissistic child who goes missing under sketchy circumstances. Almost each person involved or interviewed tells a lie at one point in the investigation, misleading the detectives' investigation and search.

If you're looking for a quick, thrilling read this weekend, Everyone Here is Lying is a great recommendation!

Read if you like:
🔎 Missing person investigations
🏘 Domestic thrillers
😈 Unlikable characters

⚠️ Potential trigger warnings: missing person investigation, infidelity, child abuse, child abuction, domestic abuse (may not be an exhaustive list)

🙏 Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for the gifted electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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First I will say, I love the cover. I love treehouses, and the colours of the background, gorgeous! That being said, it's an odd choice for a cover, since the treehouse barely plays a part in the story at all. Wouldn't a motel with a dumpster near it have been more appropriate?

Anyway! I enjoyed this story. It was an interesting complex web of lies, betrayals and relationships. The first 70% of the book felt a little slow to me. It was mostly "what if this" and "what if that". There were also some minor plot holes and things that were unrealistic, but they can be easily overlooked for the sake of the story.

Overall, a good read!
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Another great thriller from Shari Lapena! There were so many great twists and turns. A child goes missing and a frantic search begins. What happened in the hours before she went missing and who last saw her? Her father definitely has a lot of secrets as do many of their neighbours. This one definitely kept me guessing. The story is fast paced and I didn’t want to put it down. Another great thriller to add to your reading list.
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I want to thank NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for allowing me the opportunity to review Everyone Here Is Lying. 

This was my first Shari Lapena novel, and don't think this will be the last. 

Everyone Here Is Lying is one of those thrillers and mysteries that will keep you guessing. I loved the complexity of the book and the numerous theories of what happened.
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Captivating, suspenseful, entertaining novel! This beautiful story kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it! Would highly recommend to those who enjoy this genre.
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