Lies She Told – Cate Holahan

Happy release day!

Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!

LIES SHE TOLD by Cate Holahan is out today

Check back later to see the collective #CJSReads2017 thoughts 🙂

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My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!

Who doesn’t love a thriller about a book within a book? Or a thriller about authors? LIES SHE TOLD by Cate Holahan is about author, Liza, whose story about Beth is starting to mimic her own life. What is truth and what is fiction?

Liza is an author and is currently working on her newest book. The pressure is on because her last few haven’t been well received by readers. She working on a thriller about a woman, Beth, who has just discovered that her husband is cheating on her. In her attempt to confront him, things go wrong and end in the mistress being killed. Meanwhile, Liza is on a rollercoaster of emotions and side effects as she and her husband are trying to have a baby. She’s been prescribed a hormones regime and they’re wreaking havoc.

As Beth’s story and Liza’s life begin to mimic each other, the reader can’t help but wonder what is the truth and what is just apart of her novel? This moves at a fast pace and is packed with questions. Who can you believe? There not only Liza as an unreliable narrator, but then Beth becomes one as well – because what’s really happening?

I loved being able to see what Liza was writing and acting as her reader (along with Cate Holahan’s reader). I also enjoyed how Holahan brought everything together at the end. The intertwining stories and the whole time you’re trying to distinguish the two from each other.

Definitely a lighter suspense and domestic thriller, but still a page turner! The characters were great and if you love unreliable narrators, then this is the book for you.

 

Has anyone else read this one?

–Jess

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