Author(s): Justine Larbalestier
Secrets, lies, murder and betrayal. Micah Wilkins is a liar. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing. Was Micah dating Zach? Did they kiss? Did she see him the night he died? And is she really hiding a family secret? Where does the actual truth lie?
Winner of Sisters in Crime's Davitt Awards: Best Young Adult Novel 2010 and Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Awards: Christina Stead Award 2009 and Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction 2009. Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2010 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2010 and ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Older Children (8 to 14 Years) 2010 and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2010.
Liar was shortlisted for a CBCA Award in 2010. Justine Larbalestier is married to YA author Scott Westerfield and they divide their time between Sydney and New York City.