It appears that this week is going to be based Lies. There is a plethora of books currently hitting the shelves with Lies or Lying in the title or theme. Today, the kindle version of Lies by T.M. Logan is hitting the market and the lies just keep coming.
Joe Lynch is a happily married man. He has a beautiful wife, Mel, and an adorable son, Williams (Wills.) He loves his teaching job and enjoys the fact that he is one who does the primary care-giving for Wills. Until the fateful day when he follows his wife to a hotel. This one action sets into motion a downward spiral filled with lies, deceit, murder and mayhem. With each new revelation, the lies are compounded, changed and deepen the rabbit hole that Lynch has fallen into.
Lies is a fast paced, heart pounding domestic thriller that, quite literally, had me on the edge of my seat – until it didn’t. This debut novel begins strong, the story line is fascinating, but when the lies begin to pile up, the storyline begins to unravel to the point of in-believability. I understand that a lot of people in America believe lies – we see this every day with our government and politicians – but the sheer number of lies that this man swallows is ridiculous. The fact that any man would allow his wife to continue to change her story, apologize, re-tell the story with more lies, apologize, is simply unfathomable. There also is, once again, the fear-factor imbedded into the book regarding “social media.” This theme, too, is growing old. I fear war. I fear a lot of political throw-back, but I’m not going to go down the path of living in fear of my computer. Put a piece of tape over your computer’s camera and turn off your microphone. There – you’re fine now. There also is a “twist” at the end. I love a good, surprising ending, but this twist? Give me a break. <insert eye roll here> One would have to suspend all believability, ALL, to get past this twist. I’m not the type of reader who can.
I’m giving the book 2.5 rounded up to 3 stars because the beginning of the book was interesting. The fact that it invoked emotions from me until about 75% of the way through the book illustrates that Logan has potential as a writer. However…. unless you just need something to pass the time in a waiting room, this isn’t a book that I would read.
I received an advanced copy of the book via #Netgalley.