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Publisher's Summary

Lena wrote You're Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won't ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn't want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack - as Lena has - You're Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or a dissembling boss. As the adage says, knowledge is power.

Lena interrogated numerous members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives. You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and nonverbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day. Take the knowledge in You're Lying! and empower yourself.

©2015 Lena Sisco (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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more of a autobiography and not informational.

more of a autobiography and not informational. she talks most about herself and about how great she is. She keeps saying, I'll show you how to detect lies later in the book, so you have to dredge through all her self praise till the end.

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Pretty Good

This book is a good start for new investigators to grasp the basics interviewing subjects. I think the author should have elaborated more on how to question and look for deceptions rather then sugar coat examples. However,
An ex interrogator won’t spill all the secrets!

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one of my favorite books

I like to freshen up a bit. great book but don't expect to be a master right off the bat.

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very good read.

This was very good and full of good and useful information, I hope to use this to improve my working career.

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Great book!

This book was very straightforward, providing a lot of useful information on detecting deception. I wish the methods provided for "extracting the truth" contained more examples relevant to/ tailored for questioning a significant other or spouse rather than interrogating a witness or criminal. While I wouldn't want to deviate from the overall guidelines, techniques, & insight provided in this book, I do have a hard time believing any spouse would be willing to sit through such extensive questioning should the need arise.
However, I am still eager to implement what I've learned through reading this.

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An excellent audiobook to discover how people lie

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The way the writer presents some examples of lies. I listen to this audio with great interest.

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Everything!

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  • Elizabeth Corbett
  • 02-10-18

Love it.

As a fellow trainer in interviewing skills with a focus on getting truth and spotting deception, I found Lena’s book a great read. (Listen). Great all round tips for broad application.
Elly. TruthAbility. Sydney.