Lies: From the author of Netflix hit THE HOLIDAY, a gripping thriller guaranteed to keep you up all night
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The vast majority of this book is inoffensive if a bit predictable at its worst, binge-worthy and easy to devour at its best. When inside the hotel, Joe witnesses that Mel looks to be having an argument with one of her friends’ husband, Ben.
The world of technology and social media can be a dangerous place and is a great setting for the biggest LIES of all in T. The more psychological thrillers I read, the more convinced I am that the line between fair play and far-fetched twists is a very important one. For everything that frustrated me about him as a husband (seriously, Joe, she is in a hotel with another man in the middle of the work day! M. Logan just doesn’t quite make the cut; frankly, it doesn’t hold up against the numerous, expertly-plotted psychological thrillers that have released this year alone.British journalist Logan's first foray into crime fiction is an adrenaline-fueled page-turner that explores the fragility of domestic bliss. His life explodes when he sees his wife with a long time friend and realizes that they might be having an affair. Much of LIES develops as we would expect it to: in the fallout of this troubling encounter, Joe discovers that everything he holds dearest in his life might be based on (true to the book’s title!
At this point, Joe kinda comes to his senses and does what he should have done before — takes his son and tries to get the hell out of there. Luckily for me, I had the perfect book for the job waiting on my to-read pile: Catherine Steadman’s brand-new release, THE FAMILY GAME. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Iceland, or if you’re curious about attending a crime fiction festival in the future, I highly recommend adding Iceland Noir to your bucket list. He can trust no one, as his friends abandon him due to his connection to what has happened and he is suspended from his job.
Ben is animated and plainly angry, pointing his finger at Mel, “his voice a barely controlled growl. Once Mel is revealed to have deceived her husband, she is also a suspect, although her possible motive for wanting to further hurt Joe is far from apparent. While driving home with his young son, Joe Lynch spies his wife’s Melisa’s car turn into a hotel parking lot. Lies” is a mystery / suspense that will keep your head spinning faster than Linda Blair’s in the Exorcist.
Gallery images of our book boxes show an example of what may be included – treat and gift content may differ.Sure he was a little too trusting and naïve but pray tell, who among us has not been that, at some point or another.
Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb.
Joe is truly a good man, devoted to his wife and son, committed to his profession (teaching), and honest. I do think the ending redeemed the story as I thought I had an idea where the story was going but my theory was not 100% accurate. Huge thanks to Vanessa and her publisher for giving us this early sneak peek—I can’t wait to read BLOOD SISTERS this fall! When I see such a fervent statement in which a respected individual says, with no equivocation, that I absolutely won’t figure something out, I tend to take it as a bit of a personal challenge.