When Stacey's Dad asks her to come on a holiday with him, she's thrilled. And when he tells her that she gets to choose the destination and take Claudia along, Stacey thinks things are just too good to be true.
But when Stacey picks a place where Robert is spending his summer holiday without telling her father about it, things start to get a little tough. And when Stacey starts to tell one lie after the other to her father and Claudia everything starts to go totally wrong!
Will Stacey pick Robert over her dad and Claudia? Or will Claudia and Stacey's dad find out that she's been lying to them? Can Stacey lie her way out of all this or will she tell the truth and face the consequences?
In Stacey’s Lie, Stacey visits Davis Park, a community on Fire Island. Davis Park is a real place, and I chose it because as an adult, I used to go there in the summertime. Every summer for about five years, my friends and I would rent a house and spend the weekends there. We had a great time, and we did a lot of the things that Stacey does in the book. We took walks on the beach, we ate dinner at the Casino, and we shopped at the one small store in town. Since I lived in New York City at the time, I loved the fact that there are no cars allowed in Davis Park. There are no streets. People walk everywhere, the houses are connected by boardwalks, and we would pull luggage or groceries around in little red wagons.
I liked Fire Island so much that I set two other books, Just a Summer Romance and Eleven Kids, One Summer, in Davis Park. I haven’t been there in many years, but I’ll always have fond memories of it.