The Stories You Tell

ISBN
9780571351244
Published
18/07/2019
9780571351244
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

'Roxane Weary [is] a wonderful character. Lepionka is such an assured writer, with complete narrative authority from the first line.' Sophie Hannah

‘Kristen Lepionka and Roxane Weary are the best things to happen to the genre in years.’ Laura Lippman, author of Sunburn

A 3am phone call is never good news…

Private investigator Roxane Weary receives a panicked call from her brother, Andrew: his one-time fling, Addison, who turned up at his apartment the night before drunk, bloodied and hysterical, has gone missing. As police suspicion quickly falls on her brother, Roxane knows she is the only person who believes him, she just has to figure out what happened.

Through tracking Addison’s digital footprint she goes deeper and deeper into the events preceding her disappearance. But, as Roxane struggles to distinguish the truth from the stories people tell about themselves online, the case takes another dramatic turn.

'Roxane Weary [is] a wonderful character. Lepionka is such an assured writer, with complete narrative authority from the first line.' Sophie Hannah‘Kristen Lepionka and Roxane Weary are the best things to happen to the genre in years.’ Laura Lippman, author of SunburnA 3am phone call is never good news…Private investigator Roxane Weary receives a panicked call from her brother, Andrew: his one-time fling, Addison, who turned up at his apartment the night before drunk, bloodied and hysterical, has gone missing. As police suspicion quickly falls on her brother, Roxane knows she is the only person who believes him, she just has to figure out what happened. Through tracking Addison’s digital footprint she goes deeper and deeper into the events preceding her disappearance. But, as Roxane struggles to distinguish the truth from the stories people tell about themselves online, the case takes another dramatic turn.
  • Kristen Lepionka

    Kristen Lepionka is the author of The Last Place You Look (2017), winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel, and What You Want to See (2018). She grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Grift, and Black Elephant. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.

“The plot revolves around dating sites and identity theft, demonstrating the extraordinary opportunities created for predators by the internet.”
- Sunday Times
“Stunningly contemporary, and written with verve and flair, it underlines what a fine creation Weary is.”
- Daily Mail

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