I thought I'd post this here, mainly to give myself the encouragement to continue working on it. This is my first draft of the query for The Gifted: Liar.
Lies. Everyone tells them and at seventeen, Phoebe Maddock was never very good at telling when someone was lying. It’s supposed to be her gift. Her sisters, Chloe and Lily have been using their gifts since birth. But for Phoebe it just never happened. Then her best friend, Tonya tells a fib so small it seems inconsequential. Even if Phoebe had managed to ignored the severe cramps, there was no way she could pretend she didn’t hear the whisper of Liar in her head.
That’s when things get complicated. Sure, it’s nice knowing that her crush is hot for her and it’s even nicer knowing that her dead mother did love her, but when Tonya’s lies continue, Phoebe begins to suspect that her friend is hiding something far worse than a date with a guy she met on line. But in lies, intention is everything and Tonya’s lies are a cry for help that Phoebe can’t ignore.
The Gifted: Liar (Paranormal YA, 70,000 words) is the first novel in a trilogy following the Maddock sisters.
On my iPod:
36-24-36 by Violent Femmes