Goodreads asked Michelle Zink:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Michelle Zink So sorry for the delay! Goodreads didn't make it easy to find these questions

I got the idea for LIES I TOLD watching an 80s movie called GRIFTERS (it has John Cusack, so yanno, WIN!). It was a kind of noir, tangled web thriller, very dark, and it got me wanting to write something about con artists. LIES isn't noir, but it's a great backdrop for the questions of identity that I think we all have, especially when we're young and we're struggling to figure out how much of who we are is what OTHER people say we are and who we really, REALLY are underneath it all.


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