Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn-- Author Interview & Giveaway

Last Girl Lied To

by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: April 16th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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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.


Hi Laurie!!!  We are so excited to have you join our tours and to chat with you about LAST GIRL LIED TO!!

Thank you so much for having me!

Could you tell our readers a little bit about LAST GIRL LIED TO?

Absolutely! It’s the story of the damage a girl can do, both when she goes missing and also when she is right in front of people. It centers around what it means to be a teenage girl—your relationships with other people and ultimately with yourself. It’s dark and complicated and (hopefully) surprising until the very end. 

Would you describe Fiona & Trixie’s friendship?

Their friendship is really the cornerstone of the book. For Fiona, it’s intoxicating at first, and as it turns obsessive, she is happy to be held in Trixie’s thrall. She only realizes when Trixie is gone that what they had might have been toxic from the start. 

For Trixie… well, I don’t want to give too much away! 

What 3 hashtags would you most associate with your book? (Could be a word or phrase or anything that would instantly make you think of LAST GIRL LIED TO.)

#SecretsAndLies, #WhereIsShe, #WhoIsThatGirl

Tell us your favorite quote from LAST GIRL LIED TO.

That’s a tough one. I really like Fiona’s insights about what it means to be a girl in a world that either puts you under a spotlight or erases you. This is one of my favorites: “You told me girls like Jenny were fake, as if the world was divided into two types of girls: real ones, made out of flesh and bones, and plastic ones packaged up like dolls.”

And I love this one: “When she brought it up, she was “worried I was impressionable.” Like I was a wad of clay, not a girl.”

Is there a specific scene that you had the most fun to write?  Or which part was the most difficult to get through?

I loved writing the past tense scenes with Trixie in them, and exploring the interaction between Fiona and Trixie—namely, how the friendship became so intense and all-consuming so quickly. It was fun to explore the playful side of Trixie and the personality traits she brought out in Fiona. The most difficult part was ensuring that the past and present scenes flowed smoothly and fit together cohesively—especially because of the mystery, because I wanted to drop hints and clues in the right spots. 

If you had to pick one song to be the Theme Song for LAST GIRL LIED TO– Which one would you pick?

That’s a tough question! I listened to “Glory Box” by Portishead to get in the mindset to write this book, so I’ll go with that one. 

Are there any recommendations you could give your readers to be in the “perfect mood” to read LAST GIRL LIED TO (specific music, snacks…)? 

If you like being creeped out, read it before bed with the lights dimmed. Otherwise… I find that it goes great with moody music (I listened to movie soundtracks like “American Beauty” while drafting it), and as for snacks… I haven’t met a snack I don’t like, so you can’t go wrong! (You’d only have to glance at my keyboard to know I have an affinity for Cheetos.)

What’s next for you? 

Stay tuned for more details about my next book with Imprint, which will be out in 2020. I can’t share too much as of now, but it’s another psychological thriller with a very polarizing girl at its core. It explores what it means to be a girl and to be constantly judged for every decision you make—and the ones other people try to make for you. It centers on the reality that we often listen to everyone’s voice except the girl we’re using our own voices to talk about. 

Thanks so much for chatting with us!!

Thank you for having me! 

Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of Firsts and the upcoming psychological thriller Last Girl Lied To, along with an untitled thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.

Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, daughter, and the world’s most spoiled Chihuahua. When she’s not writing about unlikable girls, you can likely find her hiking in the woods with her family, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.

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  1. This book was already on my TBR and will be read during the daylight hours for me.

  2. I learned about this when I did my New Release post - looks interesting!

  3. I am a fan of the alternating past and present structure. It always does a good job creating the tension necessary for the story.