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Listen For The Lie

Amy Tintera's debut adult thriller makes for a wildly entertaining audiobook!

Audiobook Review

Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera

Five years ago, Lucy was found wandering a backroad in her small Texas hometown covered in her friend Savvy's blood. Everyone thinks Lucy is responsible for Savvy's death. Lucy doesn't remember that night. After five years away, Lucy has returned to Plumpton, Texas, while Ben, a true crime podcaster, has descended on the tiny town to solve this deeply shrouded mystery.

Addictive and bingable! This grabbed me right from the start! It is a cleverly plotted thriller full of dark humor, creepy moments, tension, and shocking twists. The well-written story alternates between Lucy's POV and episodes of Ben's podcast. No spoilers, and I recommend going in fairly blind, but this kept me guessing, laughing, and shocked. The podcast aspects of the story were very well done. Some larger-than-life characters inhabit this unique story, my favorite of which is Beverly, Lucy's grandmother. She is a hoot! I was caught between dying to find out how this story ended and having so much fun reading it that I didn't want it to end.

Initially, I alternated between the ebook and audiobook, but it wasn't long before I switched completely over to audiobook. The story is perfect for audiobook format, and the production quality is top-notch. January LaVoy and Will Damron do a phenomenal job narrating and bringing these characters fully to life. I often listen to audiobooks at double speed, but I slowed this down to catch every nuance of their brilliant performances and every detail of the story. LaVoy hits all the right notes with Lucy's complex and often snarky personality. Lucy is not your typical FMC, and LaVoy nails her attitude and intriguing internal dialogue. The production is very well done, with skillful segues between Lucy's POV and the podcast episodes. Super entertaining and highly recommended!

Pub Day is March 4, 2024!

Thank you to NetGalley, Celadon Books, and Macmillan Audio for the free book and audiobook!

My steep was iced Texas Peach Tea from Texas-based tea company The Cultured Cup

This is one of my favorite peach flavored teas and makes delicious iced tea!


What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn't matter?

After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in town. It’s been years since that horrible night, a night Lucy can’t remember anything about, and she has since moved to LA and started a new life.

But now the phenomenally huge hit true crime podcast "Listen for the Lie," and its too-good looking host Ben Owens, have decided to investigate Savvy’s murder for the show’s second season. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend’s murder, even if she is the one that did it.

The truth is out there, if we just listen.

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