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Liar’s Beach

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the LIAR’S BEACH by Katie Cotugno Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About The Book

Liar's Beach book cover


Author: Katie Cotugno

Pub. Date: May 2, 2023

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 288

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A fresh new take on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles, with iconic detective Hercule Poirot recast as a brilliant, brash teen girl named Holiday, and narrated by her childhood friend Linden, an athlete-scholar who fits right in at his elite New England prep school—all the while hiding some secrets of his own.

Michael Linden—or just Linden to his preppy boarding school pals—doesn’t belong in wealthy, storied Martha’s Vineyard. But when his roommate Jasper invites him to spend the end of summer at his massive beachfront home, August House, Linden tries his best to fit in. Linden wouldn’t call it lying, exactly. Though it turns out August House is full of liars.

Then someone is found unconscious in Jasper’s pool, and everyone has something to hide—Jasper, his beautiful sister Eliza, their older brother Wells, and their friends. The accident is written off as just that—an accident—but Linden begins to wonder…

Enter: Holiday Proctor. Linden’s childhood friend, and the one person on the island who knows the truth about Linden. There’s nothing Holiday loves more than a good old-fashioned mystery and she’s convinced there’s a potential killer on the Vineyard. The only question is…who?

Liar’s Beach Review

A book about privileged kids vacationing on their home turf of Martha’s Vineyard. And one wanna-be rich kid hiding his own secret. The book had so much potential with a great cover, setting, secrets, and summer. Then there’s a body floating in the pool that doesn’t cause much alarm in the kids, parents, or even the police. It started off a bit slow for me. I would have liked to connect with the characters a bit more before landing in their world (that I can’t relate to). The suspense built up from there, right through to the big reveal.

About the Author

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of seven messy, complicated feminist YA love stories, as well as the adult novel Birds of California (Harper Perennial, 2022). She is also the co-author, with Candace Bushnell, of Rules for Being a Girl. Her books have been honored by the Junior Library Guild, the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, and the Kentucky Association of School Librarians, among others, and translated into more than fifteen languages.  Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, and Argestes, as well as many other literary magazines. She studied Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in Fiction at Lesley University. She lives in Boston with her family.

Katie is represented by Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic.

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Giveaway for Liar’s Beach

1 winner will receive a finished copy of LIAR’S BEACH, US Only.

Ends May 9th, midnight EST.

Enter the GIVEAWAY here and best of luck to you.

Liar's Beach giveaway and book tour

Liar’s Beach Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/24/2023YA Books Central
4/28/2023A Backwards Story 

Week Two:

5/1/2023Two Chicks on Books
5/2/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
5/5/2023Book Briefs

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