Little White Lies (MP3 CD)
Mechanic Sawyer Brown is doing just fine, thank you very much, taking care of herself and her mom and trying to make ends meet. One day, her grandmother, Lillian Taft, appears with a contract for $500,000 and a chance to determine who her father really is. The catch? She has to participate in the upcoming debutante season in her mother's hometown. What follows is a society mystery, full of suspicions and some very dark secrets. Barnes again delivers a clever mystery full of devious, likable characters and whip smart dialogue. A great read for grades 9 and up!— Cathy
When Sawyer Taft agrees to move in with her grandmother, she expects some things to be different, but what she doesn't expect is to get sucked into a group of over-privileged, yet somehow lovable debs who have-wait for it-kidnapped one of their own in hopes of blackmailing her into keeping their secrets under wraps-secrets that are far bigger and more scandalous than anyone could have imagined. As Sawyer works to uncover the identity of her father, she must also navigate the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents and help them discover the villain among them. Set in the gentrified south among debutante balls, grand estates, and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines the charm of a fully-realized setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off.