Everybody knows, nobody’s talking. That’s what’s being passed from friend-to-friend as seventeen year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police in her nice suburban Long Island town.
Her boyfriend Jimmy, baseball and football star–a, Scholar-Athlete –stands accused of brutally assaulting two young.El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness along with Jimmy’s best friend Sean.
But when Skylar and Sean begin to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim’s brother steps up to demand justice, they must figure out why they followed Jimmy–and if they will lie to protect him.
LIE was Inspired by true events, most notably the murder of Marcelo Lucero in November of 2008 in Long Island by a group of teens. READ LIE today – available in trade paperback and ebook editions.
Everybody knows, nobody’s talking…
Seventeen-year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend, Jimmy, stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she’s seen, but how long can she keep it up?
But Jimmy was her savior…
When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, one of the victims, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting Jimmy. Jimmy’s accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He’s out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy.
The truth must be told…
Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most important, both he and Skylar need to figure out why they would follow someone like Jimmy in the first place.
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Produced and directed by independent filmmaker.
Heather Smith on you tube.
Interested in more on what inspired LIE? Go to the nonprofit organization Not In My Town and look for the documentary, whichaired on PBS in September of 2011 on Marcelo Lucero, “Light in the Darkness”