Disclosure: I received an advance copy of Lies She Told free for review. All opinions are mine.
Lies She Told
Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.
Liza Cole 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 her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth.
Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she 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 East River.
Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the same 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 herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.
My Review of Lies She Told
Lies She Told is a thriller you are not going to want to put down! Make sure you’ve got plenty of time to read this…and a strong grip on reality! As I was reading this book, I felt like I was vacillating between reality and fiction. When you read this, you will see what I mean! It is insane! I have to say that this is one of the best written psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time. This book takes you so deep into its world that you wonder where you are when you put it down!
I loved and hated the characters…trust me, that’s a good thing. The way that this book goes back and forth between Liza’s life and her book is perfect for this story. It gets hard to keep track of what is Liza’s “real” life and what Liza, as an author, is writing. That is part of the beauty of this book. You are supposed to disoriented. You’re supposed to question reality. It sucks you in and spins you around and you come out completely dizzy! I am still in awe of how much of a ride this book is. I mean a lot of books can make you feel like you’re living in them, but this one makes you feel like you’re living in it when you’re not even reading it!
I highly recommend this book! I am waiting for a break in my schedule, so I can read The Widower’s Wife. I can’t wait read that and I can’t wait to see what Cate comes up with next.
About Cate Holahan
Cate Holahan, author of the acclaimed psychological suspense novel The Widower’s Wife, is an award-winning journalist and a former television producer. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.