Welcome to the Liars, Inc. Book Tour, hosted by Jean Book Nerd!~
Title: Liars, Inc.
Author: Paula Strokes
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Mystery
For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV’s How to Get Away with Murder.
Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?
When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.
Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called “Captivating to the very end,” Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.
For more information, check out THE OFFICIAL LIARS, INC. WEBSITE.
FRI MARCH 20. PARVATI AMOS PROFILE
Paula: Welcome to Day 5 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour. It’s time to learn about Parvati, Max’s fierce but flawed girlfriend. Be sure to check out the tour next week too as Special Agent James McGhee will be interviewing each of the suspects! Also, stop by my blog today or tomorrow and find out about Mystery Twitter Theater: Oh noes! There’s been a murder on Twitter, and if you can deduce the killer before anyone else, the prizes are EPIC!
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: McGhee, James, Special Agent
SECONDARY INVESTIGATOR: Gonzalez, Alex, Special Agent
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: Amos, Parvati and Bhatnagar-Amos, Priya, JD
SUBJECT: Amos, Parvati
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
Parvati Amos is a seventeen-year-old female. She was born in Los Angeles, CA. Her current legal address is 6 Cormorant’s Nest in Vista Palisades, CA. Parvati is currently a senior at Vista Palisades High School and is being questioned in conjunction with the disappearance of Preston DeWitt.
CRIMINAL HISTORY: Arrested for shoplifting at age 15. Charges later dropped by store.
MEDICAL HISTORY: Cracked ribs at age 11 and broken wrist at age 14 from sparring in karate class. Broken arm and orbital fracture at age 15 from zip-lining accident. No other medical or surgical history. Subject denies psychiatric disorders, tobacco use, and drug/alcohol use.
ACADEMIC HISTORY: Attended elementary school in Los Angeles and Vista Palisades Middle School. Ninth, tenth, and most of eleventh grade at Bristol Academy until she was expelled for stealing from locked classrooms during the spring semester of her junior year. Mother clarifies it was a prank “kids being kids” that was taken too far, the bulk of responsibility pinned on her daughter. Subject is currently a senior at Vista Palisades High School.
WORK HISTORY: None.
SOCIAL HISTORY: Subject says she prefers a few close friends to a lot of superficial ones, but that she gets along with everyone at school and has no enemies. No current boyfriend. She has known Preston for three years and Max for about eight months. She and Max dated for a few months and broke up recently but are still “school friends.” Subject has been a vegetarian since she was a child. In addition to speaking English, she also speaks Hindi, Farsi, Spanish, and some Arabic.
About the Author:
Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc. and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.
- 1 Deluxe Swag Pack. Includes (1 Black or White T-shirt, 1 Notebook, 1 Signed Postcard, 1 Magnet, 2 Signed Bookmarks, 1 Signed Bookplate, and a Mini Shark’s Tooth Pendant) all wrapped in crime scene tape and packaged in an official evidence bag.
- 2 Mini Swag Packs. Includes (2 Signed Bookmarks, 1 Magnet, 1 Signed Bookplate).