The Stories You Tell

Kristen Lepionka

The spectacular third novel in Lepionka’s prize-winning Roxane Weary series

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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.

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The plot revolves around dating sites and identity theft, demonstrating the extraordinary opportunities created for predators by the internet.

Sunday Times
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Stunningly contemporary, and written with verve and flair, it underlines what a fine creation Weary is.

Daily Mail
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Lepionka writes with a real eye for detail and a masterful control of pace... In Roxane Weary she has a relatable main character who manages to combine the world-weary traditional PI image with the smarts and sass of a young woman who feels right at home in the twenty-first century. Contemporary, sharp, and fast-paced, this is a novel sure to delight fans both old and new, and marks out Lepionka as a crime writing talent who is going from strength to strength with each book.

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This series is by far one of the best out there at the moment, featuring flawed but utterly compelling protagonist Roxanne Weary…. beautifully written... pacy [and] intelligent… the characters and the setting come alive on the page.

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Lepionka has a keen eye... There is an underlying theme of what it means to be home, and to belong, whether that’s in a physical space, a community, a family or a relationship.

Crime Fiction Lover
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Entertaining, energetic, thoughtful and thoroughly gripping... Lepionka has an unerring eye for the nuances of personality and circumstance that make her story’s characters genuinely interesting people, rather than mere props in a plot… Roxane Weary has grown into a fictional character of true stature.

Thriller Books Journal

Kristen Lepionka is the author of The Last Place You Look (2017), winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel, What You Want to See (2018) and The Stories You Tell (2019). 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…

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