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Author event! Lauren Ling Brown x Halley Sutton

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In person author event with Lauren Ling Brown and Halley Sutton at Zibby’s Bookshop, 1113 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403!

Zibby’s Bookshop is excited to host Lauren Ling Brown to celebrate the launch of SOCIETY OF LIES. Lauren will be joined in conversation by Halley Sutton!

About the book:

How far would you go to belong?

Maya has returned to Princeton for her college reunion—it’s been a decade since she graduated, and she is looking forward to seeing old faces and reminiscing about her time there. This visit is special because Maya will also be attending the graduation of her little sister, Naomi.

But what should have been a dream weekend becomes Maya’s worst nightmare when she receives the news that Naomi is dead. The police are calling it an accident, but Maya suspects that there is more to the story than they are letting on.

As Maya pieces together what happened in the months leading up to her sister’s death, she begins to realize how much Naomi hid from her. Despite Maya’s warnings, Naomi had joined Sterling Club, the most exclusive social club on campus—the same one Maya belonged to. And if she had to guess, Naomi was likely tapped for the secret society within it.

The more Maya uncovers, the more terrified she becomes that Naomi’s decision to follow in her footsteps might have been what got her killed. Because Maya’s time at Princeton wasn’t as wonderful as she’d always made it seem—after all, her sister wasn’t the first young woman to turn up dead. Now every clue is leading Maya back to the past . . . and to the secret she’s kept all these years.

About the authors:

Lauren Ling Brown received a BA in English literature from Princeton University and an MFA in film production with a focus in screenwriting from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she works as a film editor. Society of Lies is her debut novel.

Halley Sutton is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles, where she spends her time chasing down Old Hollywood trivia and cults. Her first novel, The Lady Upstairs (Putnam, 2020), was nominated for a Lefty award. Her second novel, The Hurricane Blonde (Putnam, 2023), was an instant USA Today bestseller. Her writing has appeared in Ms., The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Review of Books, CrimeReads, CrimeSpree Magazine, and more.


August 17
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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1113 Montana Ave
1113 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States

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