Tell Me Lies - Carola Lovering

Tell Me Lies

By Carola Lovering

  • Release Date: 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 983 Ratings


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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.


  • Well written but

    By joy1530
    But the main character made me so mad
  • Loved it!!

    By Cheyanne Bailey
    Absolutely an outstanding book!! Felt like I was in it the whole time! Love how it’s way off from the Netflix series! Way better! Definitely a page turner!
  • Tell Me Lies

    By vb120
    Totally worth the hype. A character study and full of life lessons that we struggle with throughout. I loved it.
  • It’s ok

    By Ren217
    Stephen from the book is way crappier of a person than in the show. Definitely a sociopath. Lucy in the book is your typical damaged teenager and make decisions based off that. He totally love bombs every chick he is with and tricks them into believing he actually cares when in reality all he cares about is himself and his needs/wants. I think most people have dated a crappy person that might be hard to quit. That is basically the theme throughout the book and show. Luckily most of us grow up and learn from our mistakes.
  • Disappointed

    By FaithIsee
    Wanted to love the book as much as I love the show. Thank goodness for rewrites! The book is awful, so much building for no real outcome. The male main character is a horrible person who never faces any true consequences. Lucy, the female lead, has the potential but she lets Stephen ruin her. Just awful. Stick to the tv series.
  • Terrible story

    By Jcscott88
    Not that I need happy endings ,but the characters were very unlikeable. Probably one of the worst books I’ve read in a while.
  • Annoying main character

    By Chrissyb23
    Just went on and on too much about Stephen.. made the poor girl sound pathetic and then nothing really happened..
  • Awful

    By diamondjollyroger
    Should come with a warning about abusive relationships and eating disorders.
  • Ew

    By thelisashow
    Couldn’t get past the sample. What loathsome descriptions of a neurodivergent person. Get out of here
  • Awful Characters

    By ErinEli28
    The two main characters are horrible people. HORRIBLE! There are no redeeming pages here and there’s never a resolution to the horrible thing he’s done 🙄. I don’t know how much I paid for this book but it was way too much. How does something like this get a series made out of it. I am so angry at how awful this book was.