Book Review #201: Lies

Author: TM Logan

Genre: General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Language: English 

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre (Twenty7)

Date of publication: 4 May 2017

No. Of pages: 365


Joe Lynch sees his wife enter an underground car paking in the middle of the day, and he follows her down there. He sees her in an angry altercation with a family friend Ben, and naturally goes to defend her. Call it misfortune or coincidence, but the clash between him and Ben ends up being violent and results in Ben lying unconscious in the parking lot. In order to protect his son, Joe takes him back to safety. But when he returns to check on Ben, he has disappeared. And that’s when Joe receives the first message… 

What if your whole life was based on lies?


When I read the description, I expected an honest-to-god straightforward plotline of threats and mind games. What I did not expect was this well-crafted intriguing plot comprising of twists and turns that will not stop me from finishing it at one go. The author has thought about everything; each subplot has multiple of nuances that might appear straightforward but ends up in a door that was far from expected. The characters are intriguing to say the least, and are equally involved in the plot as the reader which made for an extremely enlightening read. Though the tone of narration is in first tone, the harrowing experience of the lead character has been beautifully showcased in segmenting the chapters into a timeline of days. The cover image and the title lives upto the plot and helps in highlighting the whole storyline. 

My opinion: Loved every single thing about the book, and I really didn’t expect to feel that way considering the mediocrity of the description. 

My rating: 5 out of 5


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