FRIENDS & other LIARS by Kaele Coble & GIVEAWAY

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“To all my old friends:   

So here you all are. Nice to see you can show up for a person once he’s dead.”

And right from the start, FRIENDS & other LIARS by Kaele Coble (Sourcebooks  Landmark) takes off at a breakneck pace. Danny lies seething in his casket, while “watching” his friends gather at his funeral. Strap yourself into your seats, readers, because, boy oh boy, does Danny have plans from beyond the grave for his “crew.” It seems secrets kept are more dangerous than those revealed.

Ruby left Chatwick ten years ago, determined to forget she ever grew up in the Vermont town. When her old friend, Danny overdoses from heroin all four members of the group, Ruby, Murphy, Ally and Emmett are called to his funeral for one final good-bye. They had planned to stay friends forever, but that was before all the lies. Danny’s mother says he wrote notes for each one of them to read after his death. It turns out, the friends kept secrets, and Danny doesn’t plan on any of them staying secret for much longer.

The chapters alternate between the characters perspectives giving the novel an urgency to move forward. She writes short tight paragraphs that create tension and has has a unique talent for writing pithy sentences filled to the gills with information. FRIENDS & other LIARS will definitely end up being on the list of this year’s best thrillers.

*****

kaela

Kaela says she’s not done with these characters? Could a sequence be in the works?

http://www.kaelacoble.com    @kaelacoble

Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark, we have one copy of this novel to giveaway. Just tell us about the group you hung around with in High School, and are you still together?

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

**GIVEAWAY, USA & CANADA, only please

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27 thoughts on “FRIENDS & other LIARS by Kaele Coble & GIVEAWAY

  1. the group i hung around was made up of very different people. we weren’t bikers or cheerleaders or jocks or any set group, just a mishmash of people who enjoyed being around each other. most of us moved away, but we are connected thru facebook

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  2. I had a big group of friends in HS we would meet in the same spot at the school everyday, we called it St Peters hall, I don’t remember why? but I’m sure it was something naughty!!! I keep in touch with a few thanks to facebook. This sounds like an AWESOME read! Added it to my ever growing TBR list! Thanks for the opportunity to win before I buy!

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  3. I hung around with a great group of girls my senior year. After going to college I lost contact with all except Karen who ended up being my college roommate! And we are still friends and book buddies to this day!

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  4. I have never seen any of my friends that I had in school. I did keep in contact with one, sadly she passed away in her early forties.

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  5. All through school my gang varied in size. My senior year I had one best friend I hung out with the most. However I had a friend that I knew from kindergarten on and we didn’t always hang out. We remain long distance friends today.

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  6. My best friend from high school is still my best friend today. We have also reconnected with others in our group thru facebook. Putting this book on my tbr list.

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  7. I so want to read Friends and Other Liars. Have seen a lot of great reviews for the book! The group I hung out with in High School had a love for the fantastic ‘80s new wave music. We went to so many fun concerts and my most memorable event…meeting Depeche Mode at a small indie record store. I still am friends with several of the ladies.

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  8. I am in contact with two of five of my friends. One is a HS math teacher, and taught my children, and the other is my cousin!

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  9. Not the whole group. But a few of us are still in contact. When we do get together, it’s like we pick up right where we left off.
    This book sounds great!

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  10. This sounds like a fascinating read! Definately going on my want to read list. I hung with a group of 4 girls. We did everything together in school. We took all the same classes. And now as adults I never see or hear from any of them. I think we are scattered all over the U.S. now.

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  11. Haven’t kept up with that group of people. Still keep up with a grammar school friend and an early in life co-worker. I do still hear of them now and then. This book sounds great and thank you!

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  12. I hung around with a mixed group of friends; some were in the band, some were on the football team and unfortunately I’m not in contact with any of them anymore.

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  13. I hung around with a few people at high school. After we graduated we all moved in different directions. I have not kept in contact with any of them.

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  14. I only see one of my friends from high school when I go back to my hometown. My parents have always lived there until they passed last year. My husband and I moved a lot. I would love to win this book. I’m having back surgery next week and need a great book during recovery.

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  15. There were just three of us but we were very close and had lots of fun. We all live in different places now but stay in touch thanks to Facebook! This book sounds wonderfully suspenseful!

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  16. My high school friend group was a mixed group of guys and girls. We liked hanging out at someone’s house just watching a movie or talking. I didn’t keep in touch with any of them during college, but we keep up with each other on Facebook.

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  17. I had several friends who I stayed in contact with for years but no longer am close to even though we were close in HS.

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  18. The group I hung out with were a 4squad, as we would call ourselves. Four gals we were really close. We drifted apart as we grew older, with one moving to different state, one migrating and the other we are still in touch. We had a reunion recently and it was so good so see old friends even though we are out of the touch , we still had the vibe and it was like old times!

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  19. I had a small group that I hung out with. I haven’t spent much time with them. However I am still best friends with Tammi. We have been best friends since kindergarten.

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  20. I hung out with a small group in High School ( kinda bookworm types, we loved to read, shared each others books back and forth, and we all were pretty tight), but since I moved out of town when I was 18, we lost touch, but thanks to Social media, I have been able to reconnect with a few of them, and I am really thankful for that aspect of Facebook making that happen!

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  21. The group I hung around with was a very diverse group. We still keep in touch through Facebook and sometimes on the phone some more than others. We just had a lass reunion last September and got to see everyone. Thank you for the chance.

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