Review of Lies

September 11, 2018 Book Reviews 12

Review of Lies

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Lies by T M Logan
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 11, 2018
Pages: 419
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

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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.
"[T. M. Logan's Lies] is assured, compelling, and hypnotically readable--with a twist I guarantee you won't see coming." --Lee Child
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.
T. M. Logan's Lies is an unputdownable thriller that will keep readers guessing until the jaw-dropping finale.

First Line

My son’s first word wasn’t Daddy or Mummy. His first word was Audi.

Here is what I thought

I thought this book was very well done for a debut novel.

So this is basically about an average guy named Joe who is a High School teacher. One day he was with his son out for a drive and his son starts spouting out different types of cars. Then he says something like theirs Mums car but Joe thinks he just means a car that looks like his Mums car but nope it was actually her car. He decides to follow her because she was suppose to be at Tennis, but instead she is meeting her best friends husband, Ben, in a hotel parking lot. So of course all sorts of things are going through Joes mind. He witnesses them getting into a huge argument and he doesn’t like how Ben is treating her so he decides to go and have it out with Ben. In the scuffle he ends up hitting him and he hits the pavement hard and is knocked out. Joe is worried he might have really hurt him but then Will, his son starts having an asthma attack and he can’t find his inhaler so he leaves Ben to go home real quick and get the other inhaler. When Joe comes back Ben is gone and this starts a downward spiral for Joe and his life gets basically turned upside down.

Someone starts messing with Joe, taunting him on facebook, and posting pictures of the scene. Joe isn’t sure if it’s Ben but if it is why is he doing these things and then he finds out some other things and well I just don’t feel like I can say more with spoiling things.

I thought the book was very fast paced and the writing was very easy to read. Even though I thought it was a tad to long at 419 pages it still felt like I was reading it really fast. I am not a fast reader so someone who can down a book in a day would have no problems with this even though it is a longer book. There was times that I thought it was a bit repetitive but even with that I still wanted to keep turning the page to find out what else was going to happen to poor Joe.

I really liked Joe and felt sorry for him but at times I also thought he was trying to trust the system a little too much and I was like stop telling the police these things it’s making you look bad!! Joe knows he didn’t do anything and he thinks Ben is the one taunting him but the police are seeing things in a different light because Ben is missing. So I am not ashamed to say I yelled at Joe from time to time…lol.

I am usually hit or miss with thrillers so I didn’t know how this one was going to go but I really enjoyed it. I had guessed most of the twist and things that was happening but it still managed to throw one over one me that I didn’t see coming which made this a really good read.

I would recommend this to anyone who loves thrillers and can’t wait to see what else this author might come up with.

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12 Responses to “Review of Lies”

  1. Berls

    This sounds like one I might enjoy – thrillers work for me to an extent. I do wonder if the plausibility would bother me… I kinda already question driving home to get an inhaler in the middle of an asthma attack and LEAVING the kid. I mean, if it’s not so serious that you need EMT help, but you feel you do need the inhaler, wouldn’t you bring the kid, cutting the time to the inhaler in half? But it seems that scenario was necessary to facilitate the kid disappearing… so yeah. But it does sound interesting and I like it when characters make mistakes that are reasonable (like over trusting the system) and I get to yell at them. So maybe! Great review 🙂

    • Stormi

      He took his kid with him but left the guy on the ground. Then went back later to find the guy but he was gone.

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