Lies She Told

Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.

Liza Jones has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime, she’s struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing down in both her professional and her personal life, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine.

Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone providing for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, Beth sets out to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes it, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the river.

Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the Hudson and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.

Cate Holahan easily created a thrilling book that begged not to be put down. She created two separate stories being told on alternating tracks but still find their way to connecting to one another in a way you don’t see coming. She definitely took the idea of putting some interesting twists into her plot seriously so you will walk away with this on your mind for a while. It’s one of those you won’t want to put down as your skin will be crawling with the “heebie-jeebies” and you’ll be jumping at the sound of silence thanks to her sanity bending story line. It was such a compelling and psychologically twisted book, the kind that burrows into your brain to give you weird dreams only an episode of The Popples on Netflix will cure so your mind can calm down and return to simpler, more peaceful times.

 If you go in knowing that you will be presented with separate stories being told by separate voices it should help keep things clear until the rollercoaster starts throwing you around one bend after another.

 I love books that screw with your mental focus especially in a suspenseful and thrilling way.

 Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for allowing me to review this book.

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