Book Review: Lies by T M Logan

Cover ImageAuthor: T M Logan

Hardcover: 432 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (September 11, 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1250182263

ISBN-13: 978-1250182265

Buy it here: Amazon

Source: I received this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in lieu of a fair and honest review.

Blurb

Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious.

Now, Joe’s life is unraveling. His wife has lied to him. Her deception has put their entire family in jeopardy. The man she met at the hotel has vanished. And as the police investigate his disappearance, suspicion falls on Joe.

Unable to trust the woman he loves, Joe finds himself at the mercy of her revelations and deceits, unsure of who or what to believe. All he knows is that her actions have brought someone dangerous into their lives—someone obsessed with her and determined to tear Joe’s world apart.

What if your whole life was based on LIES?

My Thoughts

Captivating, entertaining, and unpredictable thriller.

I couldn’t help but feel bad for Joe. He’s going through life, happy with his marriage, his relationship with his son, and his job as an English teacher. Unknowingly he was going through life on autopilot. Soon his eyes would be opened to see what was really going on in his life.

As Joe and his son, William, were on their way home, William sees his mothers car.  Joe had thought his wife was at work. So, it seemed odd that she would be pulling into a hotel parking garage. It must be business that she was tending too.  Joe and William decide they would go and surprise his wife, Mel.  Little did he know, he’d see something that would set off a set of events and turn his whole world upside down.

I thought the book, Lies, started out a bit slow but it quickly picked up and set a good pace for the rest of the book. Lies, was an entertaining read that kept me guessing what was going to happen next.  Just when you think you have it figured out there’s another twist. The ending will have you rethinking the entire story.

Quote

“Here’s your marriage certificate, a decade of your life. Now light the match, watch it flame.”

Rating

4-stars

About the Author

Author imageTim was born in Berkshire and studied at Queen Mary and Cardiff universities before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently writes full-time and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children. LIES is his first novel – published by Bonnier Zaffre in January 2017. His next thriller, 29 SECONDS, comes out in January 2018 and is currently available to pre-order. 

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