Chelsea Pitcher has a penchant for writing twisty mysteries. To get to know her better, we asked her to play two truths and a lie, and show us the new cover for her upcoming novel, This Lie Will Kill You.
Two Truths and a Lie with Chelsea Pitcher:
1. This Lie Will Kill You was inspired by a fire I started when I was ten years old.
2. When I was young, I loved playing with dolls, but as I grew older, those dolls became a little . . . creepy. Their eyes would watch me from across the room. Their lips would seem like they were twitching into a smile. As I was writing This Lie Will Kill You, I played around with this shift in perception: what happens when something we love becomes terrifying? Parents, friends, even lovers might reveal themselves to be villains, and what then? Do we harden ourselves, to become like the porcelain dolls we once admired? Or do we shatter?
3. I love lying in books because I’m painfully honest in real life.
Before you find out what’s the truth and what’s the lie, take a look at her thrilling new cover!
So what’s the truth?
Just between you and me, #1 is the lie. I am no fire-starter. As for my characters, well, they might do anything to survive. Lie. Steal. Kill. And if they’re trapped in a house full of porcelain dolls, confronted by their past and taunted with the idea of no future, they might get a little desperate . . . and strike a match.
One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.
But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.
Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.
Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?