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Make Me a Liar

Make Me a Liar

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Disney Hyperion
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
1 on hand, as of Feb 23 7:07am
(Teen Award Winning)
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Staff Reviews

Illusionists are people just like you and me. However, they can enter another person’s mind and control their body.  Tia is an illusionist and uses her gifts to make money. She will approach a client and offer to enter their mind so they don’t have to perform a difficult task. She's done all sorts of jobs, broken up with boyfriends, had difficult conversations with parents, and stood up to bullies. But everything goes downhill when another illusionist takes over her empty body when she's on a job. The mysterious person then proceeds to kill the town prosecutor in her body.  Now she has to clear her name and find the killer before they strike again. A perfect blend of contemporary fantasy and murder mystery! I really enjoyed how the author wrote her dialogue and her different characters. The characters' different personalities really add to the story and show how everyone is a little different. A real take on “putting yourself in someone else's shoes”.

— Eva


Veronica Mars gets a fantastical twist in this novel about a girl with a transferrable consciousness, who uses her power for good, only to have it turned on her when someone uses her body to commit murder. Now she must solve the crime before the killer comes after her.

Caught red handed... for a crime she didn't commit.

It’s an open secret at Harvey Davis High School that Tia Dante can solve all your problems (for a fee, of course). As one of the few blessed with the genetic gift of transferable consciousness, she can slip inside your mind and do your dirty work—humiliate your cheating boyfriend, bring a bully to his knees, tell your boss where to stick it—and then return your body with no one the wiser. No task is too awkward, and unlike the competition, she takes care of business without peeking at your goods. Her rules are simple: pay in full, don’t report her side hustle to the government, and let her gorge on all the foods that would otherwise send her and her weak stomach fleeing to the nearest bathroom.

Everything is going smoothly during a routine job, until Tia catches a breaking news broadcast: live video coverage of her (body) murdering the town prosecutor in cold blood. With the crime caught on camera and no concrete alibi, Tia is forced to ask her infuriatingly gorgeous ex to help clear her name and bring the criminal who hijacked her unconscious body to justice. But they quickly find the heat is on, in more ways than one, as their investigation unearths multiple scandals, massive corruption, and more than a few stray bullets.

With a cliff-hanger at the end of every chapter, Melissa Landers weaves an unputdownable mystery that will have everyone talking.

About the Author

Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn't afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public--just ask her embarrassed kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Milford Ohio, where she writes romantic space adventures for teens and the young at heart.