Welcome to my stop on the Last Girl Lied To blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club! I’ll be sharing with you some information about L.E. Flynn‘s sophomore novel, an interview with the author, and a chance to win a copy of Last Girl Lied To. There are going to be some really great posts throughout this tour so make sure you check out the schedule after the interview and support some other bloggers!
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Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing?
Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.
Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn’t want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former friend with benefits, and Beau—the boy who turned Fiona down, who loved someone else, who might be happy Trixie is gone.
The closer Fiona gets to finding out what happened, and the closer she gets to Jasper and Beau, the more she realizes that the girl she knew better than anyone may have been a carefully constructed lie—and she might have been waiting to disappear the entire time.
Told in alternating chapters between the past and the present, Last Girl Lied To is a gripping emotional thriller.
How did your writing process differ between your debut, Firsts, and your sophomore
novel, Last Girl Lied To?
That’s a great questions! Firsts was a much quicker book to write and revise. It felt like magic while I was drafting it. Last Girl Lied To was more complicated and required a lot of attention to detail in revision. It was my first time writing a book with dual timelines, and the placement of each scene was crucial. It was such a learning experience for me, editing-wise, and I feel like my work became stronger as a result.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Now that I have two kids under two, I don’t have the luxury of writing rituals! I have to use the time when it’s there and get everything I can from it, which sometimes means typing in the Notes app on my phone while feeding a baby. That said, I prefer to write in the morning if possible, accompanied by a lot of coffee. I have a beautiful home office that I enjoy spending time in when I can.
Why do you feel Fiona’s story needs to be told?
I really wanted to tell the story of a toxic, obsessive female friendship. I like to think we can all relate to one of the girls in the story. Maybe you’ve been the Fiona, or maybe you were the Trixie, or maybe you’ve been both at different times, in different friendships. I love the explore the cyclical way girls become infatuated and disillusioned with each other, and the lies they’ll believe – and tell – when they need to.
What 3 songs would be at the top of Fiona’s playlist?
That’s a good questions! I think she would listen to moody, soulful music. Maybe “Glory Box” by Portishead, “What Kind of Man” by Florence + The Machine, and “Zombie” by the Cranberries. (Or maybe it’s just me who loves those songs! I couldn’t draft this book to music with lyrics, but I enjoyed listening to these ones while thinking about the book and its vibe.)
What is the last book you read and really loved?
I read Tangerine by Christine Mangan earlier this year and was blown away. (Anything with a campus setting has my heart.) A couple of new and upcoming releases that I loved were An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley and Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl. Oh… and it’s not out until 2020, but add Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin to your TBR right now, because it truly shocked me, and I am a hard reader to shock anymore!
Thank you so much, Laurie, for answering my questions and giving us an inside look at Fiona and you as a writer! Last Girl Lied To releases April 16, 2019, so you still have time to pre-order it or request it from your local library. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, check out the other stops on this blog tour, and let me know in the comments what 3 songs are at the top of your playlist!
What: one copy of LAST GIRL LIED TO by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Who: open to US resident
When: starts 4/9 and ends 4/30
How: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter and remember to read the rules first!
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