Liars, Book 1: The Truth App

truth app

n this pulse-pounding techno-thriller, Jack Heath creates a world where everyone knows when you lie—and telling the truth doesn’t always set you free.

Jarli likes to think he’s an honest guy. He’s a big believer in telling the truth, no matter what. So he develops The Truth App, a mobile application that listens in on your conversations and can tell when someone’s lying. Then his app goes viral and, suddenly, Jarli is an internet sensation.

But, soon enough, Jarli realizes that being famous can be dangerous—especially when you’ve just exposed everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets. Now his entire town is out to get him; kids at school, teachers, the police, even his own family.

Also, an underground network of criminals has just added Jarli to their hit list. Sometimes, exposing the truth comes with a price…---from the publisher

224 pages                              978-1534449862                     Ages 12 and up

Keywords:  technology, thriller, truth, lying, internet, celebrity, secrets, revenge, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, privacy, action/adventure, reluctant reader, part of a series


As a librarian in a public library, you get to know where certain books/authors sit on the shelves in your collection.  I knew where author Jack Heath's books waited in our library.  They were on the bottom shelf in YA -just because of the alphabet -and they were some of the hottest books - often none of them available -already checked out by some lucky reader.

Jack Heath writes really fast-paced books.  These are Jokester heaven.  Perfect for kids who want something intense to happen and happen fast.  This is another in the Jack Heath arsenal of weapons against reluctant readers.

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