Carola Lovering’s seductive, warped coming-of-age novel “Tell Me Lies” has been adapted for the big screen. The spicy book offers a novel perspective on unhealthy partnerships and first loves. Fans may finally watch the first episode of the story’s small-screen adaptation on Hulu starting on September 7; new episodes air every Wednesday. Jackson White will play Stephen DeMarco in the show, and Grace Van Patten will play Lucy Albright, as shown in the Hulu trailer. If you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet and want all the juicy details, keep reading. However, if you want to watch the show without knowing what happens, stop reading now since we’re giving everything away. (tvacute.com )We have no idea how closely related to the novel the series will be, but we can’t wait to find out.
What Happens in Carola Lovering’s Novel “Tell Me Lies”?
Present-day Lucy Albright, who is in her 20s, is getting ready for her college friend’s wedding as the book starts. She is uneasy because she knows that Stephen, with whom she has a murky past, will be at the wedding. Then, in a quick flashback, we see Lucy beginning her first year of college at a modest institution in California, which is on the other side of the country from her prosperous Long Island hometown. Lucy is eager to leave, especially since it will allow her to avoid her mother, whom she still holds responsible for a betrayal that occurred years previously. Lucy exhibits the naiveté and joy that many freshmen experience, making quick friends and going to wild parties while holding onto her intention to pursue her journalism degree through study abroad.
But despite the diversions, Lucy is unable to forget her mother’s repulsive conduct or the unsolved death of her childhood friend Macy Petersen. Growing childhood, Lucy and Macy were close friends. In her tween years, Lucy received tennis lessons from Macy’s elder brother, Gabe, and developed her first significant crush on him. After they had kissed, Gabe broke Lucy’s heart by saying she was too young. Macy passed away in an automobile accident two years later. Since Macy had reportedly been driving while intoxicated, Lucy frequently wonders about her death. However, Macy had earlier that evening assured Lucy that she hadn’t been drinking. Macy claimed that instead, she was leaving the celebration to meet a covert boyfriend.
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In the first week of school, Lucy meets bad-boy junior Stephen DeMarco, who she immediately develops feelings for. With Diana, his on-and-off girlfriend, deteriorating, as well as escalating flashbacks to a strange event from his past that he fears will ruin him, Stephen turns getting Lucy to accept him (and sleep with him) into a goal. Because of how endearing Stephen is, he and Lucy start having sex frequently. For the first time, Lucy has intercourse, and her feelings for Stephen deepen. He is the first person she has ever told about her mother’s past deeds, and as a result, she feels the closest to him of all. While at the party with the unofficial pair, Stephen kisses Diana in front of Lucy. When Lucy unexpectedly finds herself riding in the same cab as the pair on their route to Diana’s, Stephen pretends he doesn’t notice her. Lucy departs in tears.
The following term, Stephen’s last, he follows Lucy once more, saying that his connection with Diana is only for practical reasons. In addition to an uptick in amorous advances, Stephen’s assurance to Lucy that they can date openly following his graduation persuades her to start seeing him once more. All summer long, they spend time together, and Lucy now feels confident in their union. But Stephen splits up with Lucy at the end of the season before relocating to New York City. He moves in with a woman he doesn’t care for after quickly pursuing a connection with her. It serves as a diversion from his now frequent flashbacks in which he is driving an automobile. Finally, he admits that he was behind the wheel the night Lucy’s buddy Macy passed away. Stephen had asked them to have a covert relationship, so when she picked up a buzzed Stephen in her car, he insisted on driving. When they collided, she was having him oral sex while he was driving, and Stephen ran away to escape punishment.
While in college, Stephen runs into Lucy and explains that he is attempting to avoid moving in with his new girlfriend. She is upset with him at first, but she soon forgave him and resumed their covert relationship. Stephen eventually leaves his apartment and starts a formal relationship with Lucy, but after some time he abruptly ghosts her. When Stephen, at last, decides to speak to Lucy after she learns that he went out on a date with someone, he abruptly breaks things up. After suffering a severe setback, Lucy considers her connection with Stephen. She, at last, understands that he was from the place that Macy claimed on the night she passed away that her secret boyfriend was. Could it be that he was Macy’s covert partner and possibly the person who killed her? When Lucy’s mother arrives to help her through her sadness, Lucy faces her for her act of betrayal. she saw her mother having an affair with Gabe years earlier, betraying not just Lucy but also Lucy’s father. Lucy’s roommate had called Lucy’s mother to come to assist her through her heartbreak. Her mother acknowledges her error and says that Lucy’s dad has been aware of the affair ever since it began. They make up.
In “Tell Me Lies,” do Lucy and Stephen end up together?
Nope! Lucy runs across Stephen and his fiancee at Bree’s wedding years later. Naturally, he continues to pursue Lucy thereafter for flirtation. Thankfully, Lucy loses interest and asks if he knows Macy Peterson instead. He tells her he doesn’t know the name, which is a lie. Finally feeling liberated from her affections for Stephen, Lucy walks away. The book closes with Lucy phoning her mother in the current time to say she wants to return to California and pursue her ambition of working as a travel journalist.