Thursday, April 12, 2018

Review: The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie (audio)

Title: The Good Liar
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Narrator: Teri Clark Lindon, Kate Rudd, Whitney Dykhouse, JD Jackson
Published: April 2018, Brilliance Audio
Length: 10 hours 8 minutes
Source: Publisher

Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching?When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered.

A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she stood on the street and witnessed it going down, with her husband and best friend inside. Kate, now living thousands of miles away, fled the disaster and is hoping that her past won’t catch up with her. And Franny, a young woman in search of her birth mother, watched the horror unfold on the morning news, knowing that the woman she was so desperate to reconnect with was in the building.

Now, despite the marks left by the tragedy, they all seem safe. But as its anniversary dominates the media, the memories of that terrifying morning become dangerous triggers. All these women are guarding important secrets. Just how far will they go to keep them?

My thoughts: This is the third book that I've read by Catherine McKenzie and I find that each of her stories seem to get more and more intricate and complicated and more intriguing the more she writes! This one hooked me right from the beginning and never really let up...especially as you start to unravel all the layers.

I always find there is such a mystery sometimes in a title...but this one is so aptly named. Here we have a book that is centered on three women who are loosely connected by a tragedy and yet as we learn more about them, you slowly pick up on a few things. You will definitely make opinions about these women - some favorable and some not - and you might even change your mind on these opinions throughout the book. You will go through a range of emotions over the choices these women make, again not always favorable, but yet I think you will be hard pressed to walk away from this book - it will suck you in...because you will want to know the whys...why have they done what they have done?

I found myself glued to this book...I didn't always agree with the choices these women made, but I needed to know why they did what they did. I was curious, I was desperate to know what was going on. And on top of that, it's a twisty, crazy ride that moves along at a relatively fast pace, so it's just plain enjoyable. At the end of the day, this is a great book, with fascinating characters that might spin out of control, but isn't that the fun in reading?

Audio thoughts: This was a treat to listen to...and I so loved that it was done with a cast of characters. It really made the story come alive. Each of the narrators did such a good job with their parts, using just the right amount of tension and emotion when needed. I really enjoyed this audio book - it's one of the better ones I've listened to with a cast of narrators.


1 comment

  1. I've read this author, just not this one, which sounds very good. Thanks for the review.


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