“Suspenseful and deeply disquieting, this meaty thriller will keep readers on the edges of their seats.” -- Publishers Weekly
Don’t trust the Liar.
Don’t go in the River.
Do not cross the King.
In Red Valley, California, you follow the rules if you want to stay alive. But even that isn’t enough to protect Sadie now that she’s unexpectedly become the Liar: the keeper and maker of Red Valley’s many secrets.
In a town like this, friendships are hard-won and bad blood lasts generations, and when not everyone in town is exactly human, it isn’t a safe place to make enemies.
And though the Liar has power―power to remake the world, with just a little blood―what Sadie really needs is answers: Why is the town’s sheriff after her? What does the King want from her? And what is the real purpose of the Liar of Red Valley?
"The mysteries are deeper, the stakes more personal..." -- Christina Henry, author of The Girl in Red on Revolution
“Hits all the right notes… will remind readers of Jim Butcher or Lev Grossman.” -- Library Journal
"Part horror, part thriller, part mythic fantasy. And all mystery, magic, and mendacity. You will never enjoy being lied to this much." -- John Hornor Jacobs, author of A Lush and Seething Hell and The Incorruptibles