Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Official FBI Case Files on the Suspects by Paula Stokes(LIARS, Inc.)+Giveaway

by Paula Stokes
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: March 24th 2015
For fans of Gone GirlI 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.

For more information, check out THE OFFICIAL LIARS, INC. WEBSITE.


Paula: Welcome to Day 2 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour. The first week is 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

SUBJECT: DeWitt, Remington
AGE: 53
ETHNICITY: Caucasian
HEIGHT: 6’1”
HAIR: Blond
EYES: Blue

Senator Remington DeWitt was born in Los Angeles, CA and has also lived in Malibu, Boston, and Sacramento. He is currently in the running to be appointed Secretary of Labor. Married to Claudia DeWitt. Senator DeWitt is being questioned in conjunction with the disappearance of Preston DeWitt, his only child. [NOTE: His spouse, Claudia, was also asked to answer a few questions, but the senator informs me she suffers from anxiety and isn’t up to talking today.]

CRIMINAL HISTORY: One count of drunk and disorderly contact that occurred thirty years ago while the senator was serving overseas in the Marine Corps. Handled by UCMJ.

MEDICAL HISTORY:  Cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, wisdom teeth removal, chicken pox as a child, current atrial fibrillation and hyperlipidemia, former two pack a day smoker. Social drinker. Subject denies psychiatric disorders, current tobacco use, and drug abuse.

ACADEMIC HISTORY: Attended elementary and middle school in Los Angeles. Foreign boarding school for high school. Undergraduate work at Pepperdine. MBA at Harvard.

WORK HISTORY: Current U.S. Senator. Current CEO of DeWitt Firearms. Former Governor of CA. One four-year stint in the USMC.

SOCIAL HISTORY: Senator DeWitt splits his time between Washington, D.C., his home in Vista Palisades, and traveling for his firearms company. He describes himself as extremely busy, but says both he and his wife still make time for Preston and assure that he receives excellent care. Subject says he and Preston weren’t close per se, but also weren’t doing more than “the usual amount of arguing you see between a teenage boy and his father.”


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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 authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.

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