Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard

Here We Lie

A riveting novel about how the past never stays in the past, from the critically acclaimed author of The Drowning Girls and The Mourning Hours . Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey are complete opposites on paper. Megan is a girl from a modest Midwest background, and Lauren is the daughter of a senator from an esteemed New England family. But in 1999, Megan and Lauren become college roommates and, as two young women struggling to find their pl...

Details Here We Lie

TitleHere We Lie
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherPark Row
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Here We Lie

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!!!After previously enjoying “The Drowning Girls” by Paula Treick DeBoard, I was excited to have the opportunity to read this novel.This was another fantastic read!!October 2016Lauren Mabrey is desperate to attend a press conference that’s about to begin. It’s not open to the public and the guard at the door tries to turn her away. However, when Lauren whispe...
  • Melissa
    Another utterly engaging read from the author of one of my favorites last year—The Drowning Girls. What I appreciate the most about Paula Treick DeBoard’s writing is how effortless she makes the reader/character connection. Abandoning my own sense of self, to allow for the voices and emotions of these characters to take over, was done with ease. The complexity and depth of the two women at the center of it all—how their flaws, issues, exper...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Paula is one of my go-to authors; after devouring The Drowning Girls last year I immediately consumed The Fragile World and The Mourning Hours in quick succession. I find her writing to be one of the finest examples of flawless character study around. While each book has a different theme, she manages to keep a tight reign on her cast, always ensuring that, what could be construed as the everyday mundane, is in fact transformed into a tense...
  • Julie
    Here we Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard is a 2018 Park Row Books publication. A timely topic mingled with a bittersweet ode to friendship-Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey come from entirely different backgrounds, but when they end up being college roommates, in the late 1990s, the unlikely pair forge a strong bond. But, when Megan is invited to spend the summer with Lauren at her family’s private retreat, something happens that forces a wedge betwee...
  • Meredith
    4.5 starsHere We Lie is so timely and relevant--it amazes me that the author wrote this before #metoo movement began.This is an emotional read about friendship, lies, and stories that cloud reality. “What was a lie or two between friends?” Megan and Lauren become unlikely friends while attending elite Keale College in the late 1990’s. Lauren is the privileged daughter of a senator, whereas Megan comes from a blue collar family and has had ...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    5 stars! I loved this book!This story revolves around two best friends who meet at university. The summer after their third year of studies they have a major falling out that causes them to lose touch completely for over a decade. Fourteen years after their falling out, they are reunited in the midst of a major political scandal.I was quickly drawn into this gripping and suspenseful drama from the very first page. I adored the two main characters...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    *4.5 stars* rounded up!Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard is an absolutely riveting, powerful, thrilling, and thought-provoking domestic suspense novel about friendship, jealousy, secrets, lies and betrayal.  I was totally engaged from start to finish and found myself mesmerized with how well this story was told and with the way it unfolded!  I was extremely impressed!!Paula Treick DeBoard delivers an impressive and well-written story here tha...
  • Kendall
    An addicting tale of lies, jealously, and friendship. What another brilliant story by Paula Treick DeBoard!!One of things that I love about DeBoard's style is her ability to flawlessly connect her characters with her readers. The sense of depth and experiences that the author creates through her characters is absolutely amazing. Megan and Lauren are quite the opposite of one another when they meet attending an elite college in the 90's. Lauren co...
  • Diane S ☔
    Megan and Lauren met and became friends in college. Girls from very different backgrounds, Megan from a small town in Kansas, Lauren, the daughter of a senator, a priviledged background where she is considered the black sheep. A very strong mother, protective of the family name, but how far will she go to protect that name? When Lauren invites Megan to the family island, something terrible will herald the end of their friendship.Another topic str...
  • Elyse
    A few quotes — random thoughts - an abbreviated review - FOR A NOVEL I ENJOYED VERY MUCH!!!Quotes First:“He could of course, just tell the truth—but that wasn’t how things worked in our family, not when the truth cast shade on the Mabrey name”.“We assessed and reframed and came out with a better story, a better version of ourselves. And then we held the line.”“I was crying just as much for Anna Kovics as for myself, not to mention...
  • Judy Collins
    From the critically acclaimed author, of The Drowning Girls, The Fragile World, and The Mourning Hours (all five glowing stars-review links below), Paula Treick DeBoard follows with her latest riveting suspense, coming Jan 2018— HERE WE LIE. Rich in character, a look inside the secret lives of two different unlikely friends from two different social classes. A world of privilege and secrets. The lies and secrets they tell themselves, and to one...
  • Amy
    Last year The Drowning Girls was one of my most pleasant surprises in terms of discovering a new to me author so I was super excited to get my hands on DeBoard’s latest novel. While this was very different from TDG I still enjoyed it and will always be a huge fan of the authors style.This is told from two viewpoints, both Laura and Megan. It starts in 2016 before a press conference that’s obviously important to both women but the reasons behi...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Here We Lie is an incredibly timely read. I do not want to risk spoiling any portion of the plot so I will just say that Here We Lie adds another useful and thoughtful perspective on an ongoing social/political issue dominating the news today. The book touches on numerous thought-provoking topics including female friendships, family ties, male dominance, and the harmful effects of brushing horrible events under the rug instead of addressing them ...
  • Daniel Balici
    Due to be published at the end of January 2018, Here We Lie is my second encounter with Paula Treick DeBoard's literature following The Drowning Girls, her enthralling novel of domestic suspense which I read a few months ago and very much enjoyed. Paula Treick DeBoard reinvented herself in Here We Lie in the sense that she left the realm of psychological thriller/mystery/suspense that she had explored in her previous publication and switched focu...
  • Victoria
    Things were always changing and always moving on, and who we were at one moment wasn’t necessarily the person we would be forever.This book deals with a situation that is all too real for women who experience sexual assault, not only the trauma, but the shame and the blame as well. I was drawn in by the dual narrative, each playing against the other, the characters felt realistic and the author did a wonderful job of depicting female friendship...
  • Catherine McKenzie
    Paula DeBoard does it again - intricately plotted, real charactes; I raced through this.
  • Kimberly Belle
    With Here We Lie, Paula Treick de Board spins a mesmerizing tale of two former best friends and one shocking secret. Suspenseful and evocative, with pitch-perfect prose and pacing, Here We Lie is a story that resonates long after the last word. An engrossing read.
  • Sarah
    I went into Here We Lie expecting it to be a psychological thriller, but it's not at all. It's really not any kind of mystery or thriller, although there is some suspense as the story builds toward revealing what happened to Megan. This book was really so much more than I expected though, and I highly recommend it. What I liked best about this book is the way it examines a friendship--the kind of intoxicating female friendship you have in your te...
  • Lynn Gardner
    I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was contacted because I read and enjoyed this author's last book, The Drowning Girls, and I was thrilled to have a chance to read this one.This book did one of my favorite things, which is to bounce from the past to the present to get the reader to the climax of the story. Megan and Lauren used to be good friends, but the book opens up at a time when they no longer keep in touc...
  • Liz
    Here We Lie begins with a Senator in a sex scandal. Very á la Olivia Pope(ahem...cue the Scandal reference) The story is told in alternating points of view between two coming of age girls, Lauren Mabrey and Megan Mazeros and their unlikely friendship. Both from very different walks of life. The author, Paula Treick DeBoard goes back and forth between the past and the present to unravel what occurs in the first few pages of the book. She had me h...
  • Trevor
    3.5 starsFor the most part, I really enjoyed this engaging tale of friendship, politics & the dirtiness accompanied by them and trying to live your most authentic self. I hadn't read anything by this author before but I will certainly be looking out for her future works. DeBoard did a fantastic job of fleshing out Megan & Lauren, making each girl truly stand apart from each other. I could relate to bits & pieces of both; the characterization is s...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    This is the third book I’ve read by this author and definitely my favorite! While I don’t want to give anything away, I will say Here We Lie deals with incredibly timely issues, like sexual assault by those in positions of power. This is an important book and a great examination of why things play out the way they do in society. I’m certainly looking forward to reading whatever else Ms. DeBoard writes in the future. I received an advance co...
  • Beverly Duffy
    My first time reading this author and I really enjoy her writing. She built wonderful characters. This book had it all friendship ,betrayal, sexual assault and political scandals.
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    *** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ***Two unlikely women become friends and develop a closeness that is significantly changed one summer, and their lives will never be the same. Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard, brings us Megan Mazeros, a Midwestern girl, just trying to find direction in her life and Lauren Mabrey, the senator’s daughter.Megan Mazeros has had a hard time in life. She had a happy family, as an only child to h...
  • Donna Hines
    They say opposites attract so when Megan Mazeros rooms with Lauren Mabrey in college it becomes a test to see who can stand the test of time.Will lies win out or will the truth set them free?Lauren has been born with the silver spoon from a wealthy elite and well known family. While the opposite can be noted about Megan who struggles her entire life so much so that she fabricates the truth for extra sympathy votes. Both have some growing up to do...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Hoping this would be better than it was. With everything going on in the Me Too movement, this felt like something that actually happened in today’s news. Just ok for me.
  • Jordan Caldwell
    I know several other reviews have said this, or will say this when written, but this is such an important book for this time of power and money over facts and truth.I enjoyed how this book was told in both alternating view points and periods of time. It kept the story moving but also left a few things up in the air. The author mentions some events just vague enough to keep you wondering which characters were involved and which are effected by it....
  • Susan Peterson
    Here We Lie is an engrossing story of two friends, the lies they told to each other and to themselves; filled with scandal and intrigue. Megan and Lauren are two unforgettable characters, two women from completely different backgrounds who become friends, despite, or maybe because of, their differences. The characters, Lauren and Megan are extremely well-written...I could feel their anger, their confusion, their pain, and their fleeting moments o...
  • Rebecca
    College besties (Megan and Lauren) enjoy strong friendship until tragedy strikes. Will their friendship endure? Or, will Lauren's privileged family prevail and keep them apart?Armed with the life insurance money received after her father's death, Megan decides to leave Kansas once and for all and attend a private, all-girl's college in Connecticut. There, she meets an unlikely friend, Lauren, who is the wealthy and privileged daughter of a senato...
  • Jaime
    I started this book late last night and finished it less than 24 hours later - that is how amazing Here We Lie is. I did not want to put it down. The book focuses on friendship and on the things that strengthen and ruin friendships. The two main characters are so relatable and dynamic that I could easily picture both of them - in fact, this book played like a movie in my head while I was reading it. A+++++!