*Many thanks to the publisher for my Netgalley review copy*
About the book:
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 that Ben has disappeared.
And that’s when Joe receives the first message…
Lies is a prime example of those psychological thrillers that are saturating the market lately! Gripping, full of twists and turns, it’s very hard to put it down!
Following average Joe (see what I did there?! 😂) and his mundane life, Lies shows exactly the kind of implications that keeping secrets can have. When poor Joe sees his wife with a friend of theirs having what appears to be a heated conversation, what follows is a super twisty read that leaves the reader eager to see what could possible happen next!
There is some interesting characterisation in Lies, and I have to be honest, I didn’t get on with some of them. But isn’t that a good thing sometimes? If characters evoke emotion in the reader that means the author is doing a good job.
There is a very modern theme running through Lies too. Social media is omnipresent in today’s world, and Lies does a really good job of showing its often time murkier side. It’s very believable and I could easily see how it was being used throughout the story.
I’m not going to go into any proper plot details for fear that I might say something out of turn. I will say that Lies is a gripping thriller, with elements of the psychological so if that’s your thing, then Lies is a book for you!