Lies She Told

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Liza Cole writes romance suspense novels. She hasn’t been on the best-seller list for a while, and her editor is giving her thirty days to write a new book. The fiction that she is writing starts to blend with reality. Her character, Beth, has a miracle baby, while Liza and her husband are struggling to have one of their own. Beth’s husband is cheating on her, and she decides to do something about it, killing his lover. Liza’s husband, David, is distraught over his missing best friend, Nick. Eventually, Nick’s body is pulled from the East River, in the same spot that Beth dumped the body of her husband’s girlfriend. David is arrested for Nick’s murder while Liza tries to figure out what’s real and what’s not. She begins to discover that the biggest Lies She Told were to herself.

It’s not every day you read a book written by an author about an author writing a book. At least I don’t. This is my third Cate Holahan book. I thought things might start to get confusing, but I think she did a great job making it clear which story you’re reading while also making it obvious that things are starting to get fuzzy for Liza. I liked the plot of her last book a bit better, but that is just my opinion. This book was still interesting, and doesn’t end like you would expect it to. I enjoyed how the author highlighted how amazing the brain is, capable of suppressing traumatic things we don’t want to remember. And yet those memories will surface in one way or another, forcing us to face our demons and hopefully someday to recover. This is a wonderful psychological suspense story that I would definitely recommend to fans of Cate Holahan’s work. If you haven’t read anything by her yet, I would encourage you to do so. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


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Author Cate Holahan
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2017-Sep-12
ISBN 9781683312956
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Issue September 2017
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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