The Best Lies

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Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date: July 23, 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN13: 978-0399170935


Bestselling and award-winning author David Ellis delivers a fast-paced, twisty thriller that will surprise readers at every turn.

Leo Balanoff is a diagnosed pathological liar with unthinkable skeletons in his family's closet. He's also a crusading attorney who seeks justice at all costs. When a ruthless drug dealer is found dead and Leo’s fingerprints show up on the murder weapon, no one believes a word he says. But he might be the FBI’s only shot at taking down the dealer’s brutal syndicate.

Risk his life going undercover for the feds or head straight to prison for murder? Leo accepts the FBI’s offer—but it comes with a price, including a collision course with his ex, Andi Piotrowski, a former cop and “the one who got away.” Forced to walk a tightrope between an ambitious FBI agent and a cruel, calculating crime boss, Leo’s trapped in a corner. But he has more secrets than anyone realizes, and a few more cards left to play …


“It is truly the perfect thriller: twisty, surprising, and not at all predictable….It’s one of those books where everything is connected in a way that makes finishing it feel like getting a gift wrapped up in a bow. If you’re looking for your next favorite thriller, you will not be disappointed in this.”
—The EveryGirl

"The Best Lies is the best book I've read in a long time; a complicated, high-stakes thriller in which all the characters have something to win and everything to lose. With an absolutely unpredictable plot and an ending that was as surprising as it was satisfying, I raced through this book in a single sitting. Just read it."
— Karen Dionne, # 1 bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter

"The Best Lies is an addictive, whip-smart thriller. David Ellis is a master at writing keep-you-up-all-night books, and this is no exception."
— Samantha Downing, bestselling author of A Twisted Love Story

"Twist after shocking twist comes nonstop in this engaging and fun thriller. Ellis has written one of those rare books in which every single word cannot be trusted, resulting in an ending that no reader will see coming. Paranoia, chaos, and shocks await."
— First Clue Reviews