Lies Like Wildfire

Lies Like Wildfire

3.88 (2,049 ratings by Goodreads)
3.88 (2,049 ratings by Goodreads)

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An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart.

In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff's daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators.

But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah's friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there's one thing people hate, it's liars.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 148 x 217 x 31mm | 493g
  • Delacorte Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0593309634
  • 9780593309636
  • 3,037,442

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Praise for Lies Like Wildfire

"Five fiery stars for this bingeable, edge-of-your-seat, twisty thriller."--NATASHA PRESTON, New York Times bestselling author of The Lake

"Twisty and fast-paced and visceral. I couldn't put this one down." --KATIE COTUGNO, New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days

Using her own experience with wildfire, the author tells a gripping tale about the line between loyalty to the people in your life and the value of telling the truth.--Entertainment Weekly

"An intense high-stakes story."--The Nerd Daily

Gripping, fast-paced, and addictive, the novel explores what happens when good people do bad things.--Brightly

This tense tale focuses on five friends with a dangerous secret.--The Boston Globe

A twisty, fast-paced thriller about accountability, guilt, jealousy, and survival.--Kirkus

Consider this a must-have thriller.--SLJ
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About Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez earned her BA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of two middle-grade fantasy series and teaches creative writing classes through her local library. Lies Like Wildfire is her debut young adult novel and her first thriller and she loved writing it so much, she wrote another one, Friends Like These. Jennifer spends her time between Northern California and Middle Tennessee with her husband, kids, and more than her fair share of pets. You can follow her on Instagram @jennifer_lynn_alvarez or Twitter @Jenniferdiaries. Visit her online at
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Rating details

2,049 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 28% (581)
4 41% (844)
3 22% (461)
2 6% (117)
1 2% (46)
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