Lies She Told By Cate Holahan

Lies She Told

 

Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.

Liza Jones has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime, she’s struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing down in both her professional and her personal life, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine.

Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone providing for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, Beth sets out to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes it, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the river.

Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the Hudson and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.

“Liar.” And I don’t protest. He’s right. Blurring fact and fantasy is my trade. I am a con artist. A Prevaricator. I make up stories. 

“I don’t invent my characters. I steal them from my surroundings. To be a writer is to be a thief. Every day I rob myself blind.”

There was a lot to figure out in this book. There are actually two story lines. The one Liza is writing about Beth and the one she is living. Two couples whose lives will never be the same.

While constant hormone therapy is making Liza forgetful, and paranoid, on some level she realizes that she knows things, has done things. Awful things. Or was that Beth?

The lines were pretty fuzzy on a lot of fronts here. The author, her characters, the inappropriate relationship with a shrink. I liked Beth. She was the take charge of my life and marriage woman. While Liza was all kinds of messed up and had no clue what was going on right under her nose. Or did she?

I guarantee this will keep all you writers up at night!

This book comes out next Tuesday, the 12th of September

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