Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: Lies by T.M. Logan

Title: Lies
Author: T.M Logan
Published: September 2018, St. Martin's Press
Format: ARC Paperback, 432 pages
Source: Publisher

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: I love books that keep me engaged and guessing the entire time and that is exactly what this book did - it had me glued to the pages, frantically flipping them as I tried desperately to piece together what was going on before the final reveal and not once did I get to where this book ended up...and I think I loved it even more for that!

How well do we really know those around us? This book poses that question and takes you on a ride that you will not soon forget! I loved that right from the start I was hooked - from the very first line in fact, and never once did I lose interest. This book kept the intensity up because there were little cliff-hangers at the end of just about every chapter...and each time you thought you knew where things were headed...think again! This book messes with your head, completely gets under your skin so that you cannot possibly think about anything else.

I loved that this book had just one narrator. It really allows you to get to know Joe and feel his frustration as he tries, desperately at times, to figure out just what the hell is going on. He's already uncovered a few lies, but just how many more is he going to learn before this whole thing is over? I also liked that Joe is a likeable character - in many of the psychological thrillers out there, the main character is unlikeable and it's a nice change of pace to have a good guy to root for here. While Joe is a bit naive and certainly the underdog here, he's still a good guy and you can't fault him for settling with what he has - or thought he had.

The social media/technology aspect of this book certainly makes you think about your own dependence on these items. It's scary to think about these things, but even more scary to think about it happening to you. Is there any way to truly safeguard our privacy on these items?

This book takes you on a roller-coaster of a ride from start to finish and is filled with lots of twists and just enough questions to keep you glued to the pages. It's definitely a binge-worthy type of read and I will certainly be adding T.M Logan to my must-read list...he's a gifted storyteller, for sure!


1 comment

  1. This sounds like quite a story! I enjoyed reading your enthusiastic review, Kristin.


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