22 May 2018
I don't think that I have read a more appropriately titled book in a long time.....if ever. The title [book:Lies|33652433] ( St. Martin's Press, September 2018) certainly says it all. The book begins with a snap decision made by the main character, which leads to a little lie, which leads to bigger lies....and so it goes. I was mesmerized by this book from beginning to end, and yet the story was highly believable. I could see myself, or others falling into the trap that Joseph and his wife Mel found themselves. In addition, the reactions of those around them were true to life. The characters were definitely interesting and well thought out. The author's portrayal of the villain was exceptional.
In addition to fascinating characters, the flow of the story really intrigued me. The plot was full of interesting plot turns and twists, some of which I could see coming, but most of which I did not. That is what drew me to the story the most. I confess, I am a sucker for plot twists, especially when they surprise me and as each one was revealed, I found myself more and more intrigued. By the time that I got into the meat of the story, I had a hard time putting the book down. This book definitely will go onto my highly recommended list and is one of the best books that I have read so far in 2018.
The only downfall, if any, was my desire to skip ahead a few time, hence the 4.5 and not 5 star rating. In all truth, though, that rating might be more due to my desire to know if I was on the right track figuring out the next twist rather than any problem with the way the author laid out the story.
T. M. Logan is a "first time" author for me, and I would definitely give him a high five. I am putting his first book [book:29 Seconds|36217426] on my list of books to find and look forward to reading more by this author.
I received a copy of this book from through Netgalley and would like to thank St. Martin's Press and the author for the opportunity.