Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Book Review: Lies by T.M. Logan

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.

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.

When I received Lies by T.M. Logan in the mail to review, I was excited! It sounded like such a good book. They synopsis had me hooked. Luckily, this book didn't really disappoint.

The pacing is very fast and for the most part, it is consistent throughout. There are only a few chapters where the pacing slows down. I love fast paced books, so this was great. It also helped that all of the chapters are fairly short. I finished Lies in hardly any time at all!

I enjoyed the plot. I admit that I didn't really know too much about Lies based on the book synopsis I had read. When I read about Joe's wife, Mel, having an affair (not a spoiler), I thought this book was going to be all about her affair. However, it was way deeper and so much more than that. There were plot twists I never saw coming. The plot line for Lies has probably been done before, but Logan made his story line so much more elaborate. Only one minor thing I didn't like, the very end chapter lets this book down a little. I would have liked a little more info. It felt a little rushed.

The world building was done pretty well. It was so easy to become in engrossed with Joe's world and everything he was going through. I felt like everything was happening to me instead of Joe! In fact, the world building felt so real, I almost wanted to stop reading this book because of how angry I was for Joe. I'm glad I kept on reading though because Lies was a good book.

I liked the characters in Lies. They felt really fleshed out and very real. I felt so bad and so sorry for Joe. He seemed like a great guy and a great father. It made me angry that all of this was happening to him. I didn't like Mel though. Don't get me wrong, she was written very well, but I hated her for what she had put her family through with the affair. I was always suspicious of her. Beth was an enjoyable character as well. Ben was a fascinating character too. I would have liked to see more of Alice featured though.

There are scenes of violence, marital affairs, and swearing in Lies.

Overall, Lies by T.M. Logan is a great read! The story line is written really well, and the characters were interesting to read about. I would definitely recommend this book.
(I received a copy of Lies by T.M. Logan from St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review).

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