Today on my blog I have the Liars, Inc blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, guest post, and giveaway.
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.
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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.
THURS MARCH 26. FBI INTERVIEW WITH PARVATI AMOS
Paula: Welcome to Day 9 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour—our last interview.! The first week was background profiles on the victim and suspects. The second week is FBI subject interview transcripts and then one day’s worth of FBI case notes. Follow along to win fun swag and test your detective skills. Nothing in the content is directly spoilery for the book, but the info presented here might get you thinking about who's lying and who's telling the truth. Can you follow the clues and sniff out a killer? Make your guess and then read LIARS, INC. to see if you’re right!
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: McGhee, James, Special Agent
SECONDARY INVESTIGATOR: Gonzalez, Alex, Special Agent
PERSON OF INTEREST: Amos, Parvati
LEGAL GUARDIAN PRESENT: Bhatnagar-Amos, Priya, JD
Agent McGhee: Thanks for agreeing to speak with us tonight.
Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: My daughter and I want to help in any way that we can.
Agent McGhee: Parvati, how well do you know Preston?
Parvati Amos: We’ve been friends for a little over, hmm, three years now.
Agent McGhee: Were the two of you ever romantically involved?
Parvati Amos: No.
Agent McGhee: Did you ever want to be?
Parvati: I mean, I guess I had a little crush on him when I first met him, but so did half of the freshman class. He’s hot, he’s funny, he’s rich—there’s a lot to like. But once we got to be friends, I realized he wasn’t my type.
Agent McGhee: What about Max Cantrell?
Parvati Amos: Yeah, Max is my type. But we’re just friends too.
Agent Gonzalez: But you used to date, correct? Some of your classmates said all three of you seem close.
Parvati Amos: Why are you asking me questions you already know the answer to?
Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Parvati. Don’t be rude.
Agent Gonzalez: We’re just trying to establish some baseline facts.
Parvati Amos: Max and I were together for a few months, yeah.
Agent McGhee: This is difficult to ask, but at any point were you, Max, and Preston all…intimately involved?
Parvati Amos: Are you asking me if my best friends and I were all hooking up with each other? No. Trust me when I say neither one of those guys likes to share. We’re just friends—all three of us. It’s really not that unusual.
Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: What does this have to do with Preston’s disappearance?
Agent McGhee: Sorry. We just wanted to clarify a rumor. Do you know if there was anyone at school who wanted to hurt Preston?
Parvati Amos: Not likely. Pres is a golden child. Beloved football star. Party-thrower of epic proportions. Like I said—there’s a lot to like.
Agent McGhee: Did he mention any recent problems outside of school? Family stuff? Anything political going on with his dad that was worrying him?
Parvati Amos: I know the political stuff got old after a while. His parents kind of cracked down on him once his dad made the short list for Secretary of Labor. But nothing major. That’s all just part of being a politician’s kid, right?
Agent McGhee: Where were you on December 3rd?
Parvati Amos: Saturday? Let’s see. Newspaper club in the morning. Then I went for a run. Then I had my Arabic lesson.
Agent McGhee: And that night?
Parvati Amos: I was at home. I did a little homework and then we watched a movie, right Mom?
Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Ah, yes. Your father and his undying love for Liam Neeson.
Agent McGhee: And what did you do on Sunday?
Parvati Amos: Hmm. Karate class. Went for a run. Did some homework. Family dinner. Watched a little TV.
Agent McGhee: And when’s the last time you saw Max Cantrell?
Parvati Amos: Yesterday at school.
Agent Gonzalez: Not today?
Parvati Amos: He was absent today. It’s his birthday and Max isn’t really must of a student. I figure his parents let him skip.
Agent McGhee: Just one last question. Do you know where Max is right now?
Parvati Amos: I’d assume he’s at home. Or maybe working at his parents’ shop?
Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: He hasn’t gone missing as well, has he? Is my daughter in danger?
Agent McGhee: No need to panic, ma’am, but I would like to speak with you and your husband privately for a few moments. Parvati, could you go get your father from the lobby?
Parvati Amos: Why can’t I stay?
Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Because they said privately. Just go get your father, please.
Agent McGhee: Thank you for your time.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check out the other stops on this TOUR for more guest posts and reviews. I would also like to say Thank You to Paula for the guest post and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.