Book Review: We Are All Liars by Carys Jones

Four women, best friends since they were five years old. They trust each other but they are all liars. What’s the worst that could happen?


Allie, Stacie, Diana, Emily and Gail have been by each other’s sides for as long as they can remember. The Fierce Five. Best friends forever. But growing up has meant growing apart. And little white lies have grown into devastating secrets.

When Gail invites the increasingly estranged friends to reunite at her Scottish cabin, it could be the opportunity to mend old wounds and heal the cracks in their friendship. But when a freak snowstorm rocks the cabin and one of the girls is found dead on the ice, their weekend away becomes a race against time – and each other – to get off the mountain alive. 

And in the end, whose story can you trust, when everything was founded on lies to begin with?

We Are All Liars Book Cover


I was very intrigued by the blurb of We Are All Liars so jumped at chance to be on this blog tour. That intrigue stayed with me throughout the entirety of the book. The author does so much to draw the reader in: the creepy mountaintop location, four flawed main characters, and the promise of a death. The story alternates between the present day and different instances in the friends’ lives. We become more and more aware of their back story and the events that shapes who they are today. And we become very aware that their friendship is not all it seems.

I love how We Are All Liars explored all of the main characters but I feel like they could have been developed more. While I got them for the most part, there were some actions I felt could have been explained better. I also felt that the layout of the book was a bit difficult to follow at the beginning. When the plot jumps back in time it alternates between the different characters and it made it difficult to connect the story and see where it was going.

While I did enjoy We Are All Liars, a tighter telling of the story would have elevated it from a good to a great read.

We Are All Liars is available to buy here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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