Published by Delacorte Press on October 13th 2015
The sequel to TRUST ME, I’M LYING
Staying out of trouble isn’t possible for Julep Dupree. She has managed not to get kicked out of her private school, even though everyone knows she’s responsible for taking down a human-trafficking mob boss—and getting St. Agatha’s golden-boy Tyler killed in the process. Running cons holds her guilty conscience at bay, but unfortunately, someone wants Julep to pay for her mistakes . . . with her life.
Against her better judgment, Julep takes a shady case that requires her to infiltrate a secretive organization that her long-gone mother and the enigmatic blue fairy may be connected to. Her best friend, Sam, isn’t around to stop her, and Dani, her one true confidante, happens to be a nineteen-year-old mob enforcer whose moral compass is as questionable as Julep’s. But there’s not much time to worry about right and wrong—or to save your falling heart—when there’s a contract on your head.
Murders, heists, secrets and lies, hit men and hidden identities . . . If Julep doesn’t watch her back, it’s her funeral. No lie.
Interview with Julep
1. How do you come up with all these lies?
It’s easy, actually. Figure out what the mark wants most of all, and then pretend to give it to him while taking him for all he’s worth. Remember, the most effective lie is the one the mark wants to believe.
2. How did you get a BFF like Sam?
The way you’d probably expect. I fleeced him out of all his lunch money in fourth grade. Instead of ticking him off, though, I guess it intrigued him. We started running the Three Card Monte on the rest of our classmates soon after. And the rest, as they say, is history.
3. Whats next on your list as a con artist?
Finding my mom. I thought she left us because she was tired of the grifter life, but now I’m not so sure.
4. You gotta read some books so give us some recommendations?
I do read. A lot, actually. Grifters need to be experts on a thousand different subjects to convince a thousand different marks of their authenticity. We’re constantly researching, which means we’re constantly reading. But rarely just for fun. If you’d like a recommendation on 18th century English porcelain, Geoffrey A. Godden’s book is stellar.
5. EVERYONE has a book boyfriend. Who is yours?
Philip Marlowe. Dude totally