Amy Wilkinson
May 09, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We Were Liars

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
E. Lockhart
publisher
Delacorte
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B

Crippling migraines and selective amnesia? Welcome to the messed-up world of Cadence — the eldest grandkid of a blue-blooded brood — who can’t remember the details of her mysterious accident on the family’s private island. When Cady returns for the first time, none of her cousins will discuss the circumstances surrounding her injuries, either. ”I like a twist of meaning,” the teen says at the novel’s outset, but Lockhart’s final-act reveal just feels cheap. B

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