Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Welcome to the blog tour for Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes! As many of you know, this fabulous novel was published yesterday! In this post, Paula will be sharing official recorded suspect interrogations!


Paula: Welcome to Day 8 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour. The first week was background profiles on the victim and suspects. The second week is FBI subject interview transcripts. Follow along to win fun swag and test your detective skills. Nothing in the content is directly spoilery for the book, but the info presented here might get you thinking about who's lying and who's telling the truth. Can you follow the clues and sniff out a killer? Make your guess and then read LIARS, INC. to see if you’re right!

CASE CA4153-228
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: McGhee, James, Special Agent
SECONDARY INVESTIGATOR: Gonzalez, Alex, Special Agent

Agent McGhee: Thanks for coming in to talk to us, Jonas.

Jonas Jacobsen: Did I have a choice?

Agent McGhee: Fair enough. How well do you know Preston?

Jonas Jacobsen: He surfs a little. I surf a lot. Our paths cross occasionally out in the lineup.

Agent McGhee: But that’s the only way you know him? The two of you aren’t friends off the beach?

Jonas Jacobsen: We’re not even friends on the beach. Richie Rich always acts too good to hang out with real surfers.

Agent McGhee: So then why did you call his phone three times last month?

Jonas Jacobsen: Jesus. You guys are ridic. I called him because the little kook owed me some money.

Agent McGhee: Mind if I ask what for?

Jonas Jacobsen: I customized his board.

Agent McGhee: And gave it back to him before he paid?

Jonas Jacobsen: What can I say? The groundswell set up some nice sets that day and I didn’t want him to miss out. And Preston is made of green. I figured he was good for it.

Agent McGhee: Did he ever pay you? Would you say he was having money problems?

Jonas Jacobsen: He paid me. I don’t know if he was having problems or not. Probably makes more in allowance than I do in a month.

Agent Gonzalez: When’s the last time you saw Preston?

Jonas Jacobsen: Like a week ago? He came into the Shrimp Shack with some of his douchebag football friends while I was working.

Agent Gonzalez: Where were you on Saturday December 3rd?

Jonas Jacobsen: Surfing.

Agent McGhee: All day and night?

Jonas Jacobsen: All day. And then at night my brothers and I camped on the beach. We surfed most of Sunday too. And then I went to work at two p.m.

Agent McGhee: Did you see Preston at the beach on Saturday or Sunday?

Jonas Jacobsen: No. Like I said. I haven’t seen Preston for about a week.

Agent McGhee: Did you see Max Cantrell at the beach?

Jonas Jacobsen: Yeah. He was there on Saturday. Rode a few ankle busters. Went for a walk.

Agent McGhee: But Preston wasn’t with him?

Jonas Jacobsen: Not that I saw.

Agent Gonzalez: Do you know where Max Cantrell is right now?

Jonas Jacobsen: No, brah. We’re not tight or nothing. I just see him in the waves from time to time.

Agent McGhee: Okay, well thanks for coming in. And give us a call if you think of anything that could be helpful.

Jonas Jacobsen: Sure thing.

About the Book:

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 24, 2015

Official Summary:

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

About the Author:

Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc. and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.

The Giveaway:

--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

1 Deluxe Swag Pack. Includes (1 Black or White T-shirt, 1 Notebook, 1 Signed Postcard, 1 Magnet, 2 Signed Bookmarks, 1 Signed Bookplate, and a Mini Shark's Tooth Pendant) all wrapped in crime scene tape and packaged in an official evidence bag.

2 Mini Swag Packs. Includes (2 Signed Bookmarks, 1 Magnet, 1 Signed Bookplate).


  1. This is such a fantastic idea for blog tour with the FBI style profiling and the interviews!

    1. I agree! I imagine a tooooon of work went into this tour, so I hope it's a great success! Judging by the amount of entries alone, I'd say that it is :D

  2. This is such a fun post! The whole tour is awesome~

  3. Thanks ladies. I left this until the last minute and wrote the whole thing in a weekend ;-) Nurse Pili did me the favor of reading through to make sure I hadn't accidentally outed the killer. Thanks Pili :D

    1. Not to say it wasn't a lot of work, of course. It was :) But I think I'm in that 12 hours a day mode now, you know? I'm looking forward to taking a day off soon to go hiking :D #LoyalLiars rule


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