The best lies / by Sarah Lyu.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Told in alternating timelines, seventeen-year-old Remy Tsai's boyfriend, Jack, is shot by her best friend, Elise, and while police investigate, Remy probes her memories for the truth of their friendship.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Remy Tsai was happy once. She had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend. But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest-- and it was Elise who pulled the trigger. As the police investigate, Remy sifts through her memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her. -- adapted from jacket
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    • ABNT:
      LYU, S. The best lies. [s. l.]: Simon Pulse, 2019. ISBN 9781481498838. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Lyu S. The Best Lies. Simon Pulse; 2019. Accessed December 9, 2019.
    • APA:
      Lyu, S. (2019). The best lies. Simon Pulse. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lyu, Sarah. 2019. The Best Lies. Simon Pulse.
    • Harvard:
      Lyu, S. (2019) The best lies. Simon Pulse. Available at: (Accessed: 9 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lyu, S 2019, The best lies, Simon Pulse, viewed 9 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Lyu, Sarah. The Best Lies. Simon Pulse, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lyu, Sarah. The Best Lies. Simon Pulse, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lyu S. The best lies [Internet]. Simon Pulse; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 9]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

Remy Tsai comes to some tough conclusions about trauma, revenge, and obsessive friendship in this dark and anxious thriller. The story starts with Remy talking to the police about the shocking death of her boyfriend, Jack; the literal smoking gun in her best friend Elise's hand; and how they ended up in this nightmare. When Remy meets Elise, they seem to have an instant connection: both have a troubled family life, Remy's defined by emotional neglect and Elise's by physical brutality. Remy is drawn in by Elise's apparent strength and loyalty, something lacking in her own life, and their friendship deepens around a series of pranks Elise orchestrates to enact justice on people who have wronged her friends. Lyu does a great job of building anxiety as Elise becomes manipulative and possessive of Remy, especially after she starts dating Jack. Everything builds to a reveal that readers will most likely see coming, but the empathetic portrayal of two hurting girls who love each other but ultimately can't help each other shines through. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.