The Better Liar adaptation, based on the novel by Tanen Jones, has a star attached and will hopefully be hitting our screens sooner rather than later. Originally published in 2020, this suspenseful thriller captivated readers with its intricate web of lies and secrets. And now, the story is set to come alive on the small screen, promising even more twists and turns. So, grab a cozy blanket and get ready to immerse yourself in a world of deception and mystery as we explore the cast, the production team, and what we can expect from this highly anticipated television show.
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This page was updated: 8/1/23
About The Book:
Robin Voigt is dead. If her sister Leslie had arrived at her cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father, even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: she and Robin must receive the $100,000 he left them together–or not at all. Now that money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs her inheritance desperately.
When she meets a charismatic young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin–and has every reason to leave her past behind–the two make a reckless bargain: Mary will impersonate Robin for a week in exchange for Robin’s half of the cash. But neither realizes how high the stakes will be when Mary takes a dead woman’s name. Even as Mary begins to suspect Leslie is hiding something, and Leslie realizes the stranger living in her house, babysitting her newborn son, and charming her husband has secrets of her own, Robin’s wild, troubled legacy threatens to eclipse them both.
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Current Production Status:
This project is still in the very early stages of development.
The Better Liar Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in January 2020.
A few years later in March 2023 it was announced that Amazon Studios had partnered with The Tornante Company to produce a series based on the book with Daisy Ridley attached to star and executive produce.
Who Owns The Rights:
Amazon Studios and The Tornante Company are working together to create the series.
Who Is Attached:
Daisy Ridley will be starring in the series as well as executive producing.
Raelle Tucker (True Blood) is attached to write and produce.
Because this project is still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations.
Because this project is still in the very early stages of development there is currently no estimated release timeframe.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
The Better Liar is Tanen Jones’ debut novel so there are no other works to be adapted.
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