I Love It When You Lie

A suspense novel

by Kristen Bird

On Sale: 03/14/2023

I Love It When You Lie

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I Love It When You Lie

A suspense novel

by Kristen Bird

On Sale: 03/14/2023


About the Book

"Irresistible and compulsive, this book is packed full of surprises."
—Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

The Williams women don’t just keep secrets…

They bury them.

The three Williams girls are as close as sisters can be, and they also share one special trait in common: each of them have a man in their lives that they could do without.

Tara, the pastor’s wife, has been stealing money from the church and would prefer that her husband stay out of it. Then there’s June, who would do anything to have a baby of her own, even if her husband is dead set against it. Clementine, the youngest, is entangled in an affair with her professor, a man whose behavior she's starting to seriously question. Their sister-in-law Stephanie, an outsider, knows all the family dirt and is watching the three of them—and the men in their lives—closely.

When the woman who raised them, their beloved Gran, dies on the eve of her eightieth birthday, the Williams sisters return home to the Appalachian foothills to bury her. But their grandmother won’t be the only one they’ll put in a grave this weekend…because now someone has gone missing in the dark Appalachian woods.

And if Gran has taught them anything, it’s how to get rid of a good-for-nothin’ man.

Critical Praise

"Exceptional.... This tale of sisterhood is un-put-downable."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A wicked blend of family secrets, sibling resentment and small-town ways. Wondering how to get away with murder? The Williams sisters know.”
—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

I Love It When You Lie uncovers all the hidden secrets in a small southern town, where grudges and betrayals run deep. Irresistible and compulsive, this book is packed full of surprises.” —Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

“A superb character-driven mystery positively dripping with atmosphere. I Love It When You Lie is both a propulsive twisty ride—after all, hell hath no fury like a Williams sister scorned—and a book that shines a light on women’s hidden lives and invisible labor to keep families and communities running. Bird has given us a pitch-perfect small-town suspense and the exact kind of anti-heroines I’ve been waiting for. You won’t be able to put this down.”
—Ashley Winstead, author of The Last Housewife

"Richly atmospheric and thick with tension, this tale of deadly secrets and the fierce sisters who keep them demands to be devoured in a single sitting, even as you savor each unsettling reveal."
—Heather Chavez, author of Blood Will Tell

"Bird’s second small-town suspense will have you flipping pages long into the night. A dash of murder, a sprinkle of secrets, and a full heaping of Southern charm, I devoured this book in two days."
—Savilla Mountain, creator of lifestyle blog Vogue for Breakfast

"An atmospheric thriller that skillfully unravels a sudden disappearance in the Appalachian foothills. Full of scandal, generational secrets, and strong women who aren’t afraid to take matters into their own hands, I Love It When You Lie kept me guessing the whole way through. I couldn’t put it down."
—Allison Buccola, author of Catch Her When She Falls

"I Love it When You Lie's high-tension premise hooked me from the get-go. It's a delicious slow-burn. The complexities of each character and descriptions of the location drew me in, transporting me to the heart of this small US Southern community and the mystery you'll race through to solve."
—Amanda Cassidy, author of Breaking

“There’s no family like the Williams family—and there’s no novel like I Love It When You Lie. Steeped in Southern atmosphere, this timely story of sisterhood, long-hidden secrets, and uncompromising resolve quivers with tension. Small-town suspense at its finest."
—Tessa Wegert, author of Death in the Family and The Kind to Kill

"A suspicious death forces a family to face its secrets. An engrossing multi-layered story in which each thread is hugely compelling in itself and they all fuse together to create a tense, unputdownable and surprisingly touching read."
—Liz Webb, author of The Daughter -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778333432
  • ISBN 10: 0778333434
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 03/14/2023
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense

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