Book Review for LIES SHE TOLD by Cate Holahan
LIES SHE TOLD by Cate Holahan
Crooked Lane Books
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A completely addictive double thriller filled with twists and turns that will leave you wanting more.
Holy Crap! LIES SHE TOLD is quite possibly the most engrossing psychological thriller that I have read this year. I loved how the author gave her reader essentially two mysteries in one by utilizing Liza’s book to enhance the tension. Then she started to blur the lines between the stories making me question everything and doubt everyone.
Through what I can only express as expert storytelling, Cate Holahan wrote a smart, dark, and tense thriller. Her characters, both in Liza’s life and the one’s that Liza creates, come across as genuine complete with flaws, lies, and secrets. The author pushed the boundaries of what is real and what isn’t in such a way that the reader can’t help but think that they are loosing a grasp on the reality of the story right along with Liza. I can tell you that at one point, I thought I new exactly how it was all going to play out, but then I was hit with a twist and then another. I never truly recovered and that not knowing what was going to happen next made me love the story even more. Brilliant, fast-paced, dark and twisty.
If you want to experience one of the best thrillers of the year (in my humble opinion), then dive into LIES SHE TOLD. However, I will warn you. Carve out some time in your schedule, because once you start, you will not want to stop until the end.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book:
The truth can be darker than fiction.
Liza Cole, a once-successful novelist whose career has seen better days, has one month to write the thriller that could land her back on the bestseller list. Meanwhile, she’s struggling to start a family, but her husband is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. As stresses weigh her down in her professional and personal lives, Liza escapes into writing the chilling exploits of her latest heroine, Beth.
Beth, a new mother, suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she aims to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes what she’s doing, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the East River.
Then, the lines between Liza’s fiction and her reality eerily blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the East River, 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 her own. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.
About the Author: Cate Holahan is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Widower’s Wife, Lies She Told, and Dark Turns, all published by Crooked Lane Books. In a former life, she was an award-winning journalist that wrote for The Record, The Boston Globe, and BusinessWeek.
She lives in NJ with her husband, two daughters, and food-obsessed dog, and spends a disturbing amount of time highly-caffeinated, mining her own anxieties for material.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (September 12, 2017)
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