Lockhart, E. We Were Liars. Delacorte, 2014. ISBN 978-0385741262 256 pp. $
I re-read this award-winning destined to be a classic again this year. The tight writing, suspenseful plot, over the top wealth, existential questions, and budding romance are a pull through the whole novel, a tale in which a damaged but privileged young woman returns to her family’s New England home on a private island to find it much changed. Her family seems to be walking on eggshells around her, and her beloved cousins are not much help recovering her missing memories. Without giving too much away, I will just say this is an unputdownable book that left me a little breathless.