The King of Lies by John Hart. This is my first time reading Hart. The King of Lies is one of those books that's impossible to put down. It's like a book on fire. This was Hart's 2006 debut novel and it's a legal thriller of the first degree.
In teenage Evie, smitten by a handsome ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on her stepfather, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome changes her life and that of her family forever.