Book Review: Lies

Title: Lies
Author: T. M. Logan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Release Date: September 11th, 2018
Pages: 432
Buy This Book: Amazon/Audible

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Book Blurb:

What if you have the perfect life, the perfect wife and the perfect child—then, in one shattering moment, you discover nothing is as it seems? Now you are in the sights of a ruthless killer determined to destroy everything you treasure.

It’s the evening drive home from work on a route Joe Lynch has taken a hundred times with his young son. But today, Joe sees his wife meet another man—an encounter that will rip two families apart. Raising the question: Can we ever really trust those closest to us?

Joe will do whatever it takes to protect his family, but as the deception unravels, so does his life. A life played out without any rules. And a cunning opponent who’s always one step ahead.

My Thoughts:

Joe Lynch has it all. A beautiful wife, an adorable 4-year-old son, a part time job as a high school English teacher. A perfect life.

Until one day, while waiting in traffic, his son points out his wife’s car in the next lane. Seeing her pull into a hotel car park, Joe decides to follow her and surprise her with an impromptu mid-day visit.

One chance encounter, an impulsive decision, and his life will never be the same.

This was an intriguing and tension-filled thriller with lots of twists and turns. I had a hard time putting it down once I started reading it. There was a point around halfway through that it started to feel predictable and cliche, but I was wrong – and I definitely did not see that ending coming!

Joe was a very likable and relatable character, although I got frustrated at times by how oblivious he seemed to what was happening around him. For instance, his wife’s story kept changing, but no matter what she said, he kept believing her! There were times when I just wanted to reach into the book and shake some sense into him. I also kept waiting for Ben or Mel to slip up so he could finally see the truth.

Some parts of the story pushed the envelope in terms of believability, but overall it was an entertaining read and fun to see how it all played out. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

Rating: 4/5 stars

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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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