Lies – Review

Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.

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Though I love reading, I often hate starting new books as it typically takes some time to get into the story and figure out the setting, characters, etc (I know, blasphemy), so when a book is able to grab me from the very first page I know I’m going to love it. It’s always a relief to immediately find myself interested in what I’m reading and Lies by T.M Logan was the epitome of easy, fast-paced reading.


When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .

I normally enjoy reading from the female perspective, because I’m obviously a female myself. However, I found this book to be a refreshing take on the male perspective. Oftentimes, the female characters are those being wronged in the domestic thrillers I read, the ones with the cheating spouse, and the ones being all-around victimized. It was intriguing to read this stance from the male point-of-view for a change! I was also quite pleased with the heartwarming father-son relationship depicted in the story, which only makes the reader root for the main character all the more.

This is the type of Thriller that makes readers question everything they’re told in life, leaving everyone looking at suspiciously at those closest to them. One of my favorite things about reading this story was that I was able to have every question answered. Like every suspense novel or movie, I wanted to shout at the main character at times to follow through with the obvious choice to get him out of certain situations. Later in the novel, however, my questions would be answered as to why he didn’t take the action I was internally shouting for him to. I greatly appreciated the author’s attention to detail! I truly believe this novel stands in a league of its own and would make an exciting book-to-screen adaptation in the future.

Something I didn’t notice until I was nearing the conclusion was that I had not tried even once to predict the ending as I was reading. I was completely immersed and if I would have wagered a guess about what would have happened, I would have been completely wrong. Lies was a whirlwind from beginning to end. I even dreamt about this book in relation to my own life during the night! It was ingrained in my subconscious, making me feel as anxious as the main character. This story was meticulously plotted, easy to follow, full of suspenseful questions, and was thoroughly unpredictable. If every novel in the genre could be as exciting I would be a pleased reader.

Purchase on Amazon!


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