We Were Liars by E. Lockhart focuses on a girl from an upper-class, incredibly rich family. It’s narrated by the main character who has had a terrible accident, but can’t remember what happened.
Cadence Sinclair Eastman, the main character in the book, recalls the story of her family and how they have fallen apart coming to her grandmothers passing away. Her aunts are always arguing, scandal is rampant throughout the family, but one thing that never changes are the summer vacations to their families private village on an island.
Yes, private village. Not really a village but more of a group of houses. The bickering and fighting between Cady’s family comes from the debate of who is getting what house once their father finally passes away, although he is resolved in letting them be selfish and argue by themselves.
Cady and her companions Mirren, Johnny, and Gat devise a plan to end the fighting between their parents and bring peace to the island once again, so that they can all come back, every summer, and bask in their private life for several months, preserve a piece of paradise.
However, nothing goes how it is supposed to. On Cady’s journey of recovering her memory on that terrible day, the lies finally come to light, they’re just not what anybody expected. This book will leave you in shock with the twists and turns, and will be one of the best reads you’ve had in a long time.