We Were Liars is a novel that will appeal to readers who enjoy peeking behind the curtain at very rich, very old families at play. And at war with one another. The narrator is a 17-year-old girl who has experienced a trauma - she isn't sure what. She is trying to reconstruct what happened on her family's personal island off Martha's Vineyard during the summer when she was 15. The title is a little puzzling because neither the narrator nor any of the other characters does much prevaricating.
Inside the front cover it says " . . . if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE." Don't let that get your hopes up for a slam-bang ending. I wasn't paying rapt attention as I read the book and I knew half way through what was going to happen. Not badly written, filled with effective metaphor, and beautifully atmospheric but weak at heart.