The music was moving, the moment a measure away, and when the man pointed to him, the time had come.


 
 

WHEN

1997

AUTUMN

WHERE

North Oak

A SUBURB OF ATLANTA

WHAT

After school one day, custodian Oliver Nix investigates a strange sound coming from the boys’ locker room. What he finds rocks this suburban Atlanta community.

Langley, a sophomore, claims she was forced, but Kevin, the unlikely accused, insists on his innocence while plotting his path out of town. His mother Grace defends her son despite making a similar accusation twenty years before. Eleanor, Oliver’s daughter, tries to reconcile her loyalty to best friend Langley with her unrequited love for Kevin.

Rules for Lying follows these five characters through a police investigation that makes them question their memories, allegiances, and actions, all while hiding secrets of their own.

Who is lying? What really happened? Will anything ever be the same again?