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Lies We Bury

Lies We Bury
Elle Marr By (author)
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Amazon/Brilliance Publishing

Limited ***

5.5 X 8.2 in
304 pg

FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths


A novel about secrets and revenge by the number one Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Missing Sister. It’s only by confronting who she was then that she can understand who she is now.

I was born in captivity…

Two decades ago Marissa Mo escaped a basement prison—the only home she’d ever known. At twenty-seven, Marissa’s moved beyond the trauma and is working under a new name as a freelance photographer. But when she accepts a job covering a string of macabre murders in Portland, it’s impossible for Marissa not to remember.

Everything is eerily familiar. The same underground lairs. Sad trinkets and toys left behind, identical to those Marissa had as a child. And then there is the note meant just for her that freezes Marissa’s blood: See you soon, Missy.

To determine the killer’s next move, Marissa must retrieve her long-forgotten memories and return to a past she’s hidden away. But she won’t be facing her fears alone. Someone is waiting for her in the dark.


Praise for Elle Marr

Lies We Bury

“A deep, deep dive into unspeakable memories and their unimaginably shocking legacy.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The suspenseful plot is matched by the convincing portrayal of the vulnerable Claire, who just wants to lead a normal life. Marr is a writer to watch.” Publishers Weekly

“Marr’s #OwnVoices, trust-no-one thriller unravels with horrifying ‘THEN’ interruptions, producing a jolting creepfest of twisted revenge.” Booklist

In Lies We Bury, Elle Marr (bestselling author of The Missing Sister) has brought a cleverly plotted and compelling new mystery with unique characters and truly surprising twists.” —The Nerd Daily

“A twisted mashup of Room and a murder mystery, Marr’s Lies We Bury is a story that creeps into your bones, a sneaky tale about the danger of secrets and the power the past holds to lead us into a deliciously devious present. Say goodbye to sleep and read it like I did, in one breathless sitting.” —Kimberly Belle, international bestselling author of Dear Wife and Stranger in the Lake

“Dark and compelling, Elle Marr has written another atmospheric and twisted thriller that you don’t want to miss. Lies We Bury delves into the darkest of pasts and explores the fascinating tension between moving on and revenge. This is a fly-through-the-pages thriller.” —Vanessa Lillie, Amazon bestselling author of Little Voices and For the Best

“This haunting and emotional thriller will keep you up at night looking for answers.” —Dea Poirier, international bestselling author of Next Girl to Die

“A clever, twisty murder mystery packed full of secrets and lies that will keep you turning the pages way past bedtime. Lies We Bury hooked me from page one and kept me guessing until its dramatic conclusion.” —Lisa Gray, bestselling author of Thin Air

The Missing Sister

“Marr’s debut novel follows a San Diego medical student to, around, and ultimately beneath Paris in search of the twin sister she’d been drifting away from. Notable for its exploration of the uncanny bonds twins share and the killer’s memorably macabre motive.” Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gritty debut…the intriguing premise, along with a few twists, lend this psychological thriller some weight.” Publishers Weekly

“Elle Marr’s first novel has an intriguing premise…The characters are well drawn and complex, and Marr’s prose offers some surprising twists.” —New York Journal of Books

“A promising plotline.” Library Journal

The Missing Sister is a very promising debut—atmospheric, gripping, and set in Paris. In other words, the perfect ingredients for a satisfying result.” —Criminal Element

“Brimming with eerie mystery and hair-raising details…A chilling read that shows the unique bond of twins.” Woman’s World

“This thrilling debut novel from Elle Marr is a look into the importance of identity and the strength of sisterhood.” Brooklyn Digest

“An electrifying thriller. A must read—Karin Slaughter with a touch of international flare. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Marr throws you for another loop and the roller-coaster ride continues!” —Matt Farrell, Washington Post bestselling author of What Have You Done

“A riveting, fast-paced thriller. Elle Marr hooks you from the start, taking you on a dark and twisted journey. Layered beneath the mystery of a twin’s disappearance is a nuanced and at times disturbing exploration of the ties that bind sisters together. With crisp prose, a gripping investigation, and a compelling protagonist, The Missing Sister is not to be missed.” —Brianna Labuskes, Washington Post bestselling author of Girls of Glass

“A gripping thriller. The Missing Sister delivers twists and turns in an exciting, page-turning read that delves into the unique bond that makes—and breaks—siblings.” —Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then

Author Bio

Elle Marr is the number one Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Missing Sister. She graduated from UC San Diego before moving to France, where she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Originally from Sacramento, Elle now lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and one very demanding feline. For more information, visit the author at