Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: September 11th, 2018
Synopsis: WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS BASED ON LIES?
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 the Ben has disappeared.
And that’s when Joe receives the first message…
Lies sounded like a psychological thriller that would be just my cup of tea, and while it wasn’t quite what I had envisioned from the premise, it was still a fairly enjoyable read.
I liked Joe who found himself in circumstances beyond his control. He goes from being a loving husband and respected teacher, to a murder suspect forced to go on the run. While I emphasized with him he was a little too naive to be believable. Except for Joe’s son William, who I loved, the rest of the characters were pretty much one-dimensional.
The first half of the book was exciting and adrenaline-filled, but then from the middle on, the pace slowed down. Modern technology played a big part in the story but the way in which it was executed didn’t wind up working for me. The characters spend too much time explaining various aspects of it like in one instance, the working of a character’s smartphone, which I felt was unnecessary. While I didn’t have everything figured out, I guessed the villain fairly early on. There were a few minor twists near the end, but nothing that truly shocked me.
In the end, although I was a little disappointed in Lies, there was still enough I enjoyed in it that I will definitely give T.M. Logan’s next book a try.