Lies

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 25 Sep 2018

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I wanted to read this book because the blurb caught my attention. The book started off in the right direction but I had an issue with the asthma attack scene. As an asthma sufferer for 17 years that’s not how it works. When you’re having a full blown attack taking a puff on the inhaler will not work. You have to go to the hospital. Especially with kids. I wish the author would have researched this disease prior. It’s more than taking a pump. I did my best to look past that but I really couldn’t connect to Joe. He was too soft for me. Thank you for the review copy.
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This started off as your typical mystery, a doting father & his young son see mom while they're out & about and she's not where she said she was.  There's confrontation and a crazy tale starts to unfold with stolen identities, affairs, missing persons, murder framing etc...  It was written well so it was a good story, but not anything I hadn't read before in some configuration or other.  Until near the end when things got interesting, like really interesting, like what-the-heck-did-I-just-read-interesting.  It was an end I didn't see coming, I thought it was pretty cut & dried, solved it earlier and nodded with my knowing cockiness and basically was just finishing to finish it.  I was very, very wrong and that gave what was a pretty okay book an extra star, that's what brought it home & turned it on it's ear.  This is a good one, this one is a surprise and that's exciting in an overcrowded genre.
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This books sucks you in in the first few pagers and just doesn't let go. Then, just she you think you have it all figured out, you don't! So many wild twists and turns makes this a fantastic page turner.
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Lies is one of the best books I read this year! The suspenseful writing style kept me glued to the pages. I kept hearing that I would not see the twist at the end coming. While I read I kept thinking, "ok, that's going to be the twist" As many times as I guessed and thought I had figured it out, I was wrong. 
The writing was so good and you really falling love with or absolutely hate the characters. The author does such a good job making them seem so real and like you are engulfed in the novel.
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My heart broke for this husband and father. He accidentally stumbles upon a situation with his wife and a friend of the family. Very engrossing story and it revealed itself peeling back the layers at a good rate. There are those times in our lives that just the smallest thing can change the path of our lives. I thought I had things figured out but the ending was a complete surprise and I never saw it coming! Great and suspenseful read! How well do you really know your significant other? Thank you #Netgalley
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Sorry for the delayed review on this book, thanks for the opportunity to read it. really liked this book, kept me captivated, didn't want to put it down, I did finish it a few months back, but never got back online to review.
Such a page turner with twists and turns not expected, or maybe they were... As the title, the lies in the main characters life, Joe, pile up very quickly, who can he trust. Some of the story line was easy to figure out, but still had some unexpected twists and turns. i recommend and would read more of this authors books.
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Joe Lynch was a little naive for my liking. But I loved him as a character. 
This psychological thriller had everything that I loved. Unexpected twists...always leave you speechless.
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Good story, great twist at the end. My only issue was not really liking the Mel/Melissa character. It was hard to sympathize with Joe because he kept acccepting her lies and infidelities.
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I’m kind of tired of all these authors coming out with debut thrillers that are so over done. This book was good, but was it amazing? No not really.
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I don't even know where to start with this book. It was suspenseful and somewhat entertaining, but also one of the most preposterous books I've ever read. Long story short, he main character, Joe, has a fight with a guy named Ben after he observes Ben arguing with Joe's wife, and ends up accidentally knocking Ben to the ground. Joe's concerned about it, but since his young son is having an asthma attack and he can't find his inhaler, he goes home with his son, leaving Ben lying on the ground bleeding and unconscious. When he comes back later to make sure Ben is ok, Ben is gone and so is his car - but then he doesn't come home, and before you know it, Ben is a suspect in his disappearance. And that's just the beginning of the book, things get much crazier from there. And if I thought the book was preposterous in the middle, it goes completely insane at the end. Plus, Joe is just the most ridiculously naive character - as the title suggests, there are a lot of lies in his book, and Joe believes every single one! Also, even though the plot is totally different and there isn't an unreliable narrator, something about the whole being framed for murder thing felt a little derivative of Gone Girl for me. But for keeping me reading, I'll give it 2 stars instead of one.
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I found it difficult to get through this one...sorry.  Just not my kind of story or maybe my state of mind..
Well written...just not feeling it
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Joe Lynch makes an impetuous decision one evening, after his son William spots Mommy’s car in traffic. Joe follows his wife Mel, so they can surprise her. He’s surprised when she pulls into an underground parking lot for a hotel. He and Wills go to the lobby to look for her, but Joe steps in front of his son, so he won’t see Mommy arguing with another man. Joe recognizes him—Ben Delaney, the husband of one of Mel’s oldest friends—but he doesn’t want his son to see the argument. So he takes Wills back to the car and distracts him with his tablet so he can talk to Mel. But Mel is so upset, she doesn’t see him. She just gets in her car and leaves. 

And then Joe finds himself face to face with Ben. 

There are words. And then there are fists. And then there is blood. A lot of blood. And when William starts to have an asthma attack, Joe panics and leaves to make sure his son will be okay. He gets them home and finds Wills’s inhaler. And then he heads back to the hotel. But Ben and his car are gone. Joe tells himself that Ben must have gotten up and driven home. 

Only Ben never shows up at home. And the police start asking him uncomfortable questions. And Joe finds himself in the middle of a really bad situation while his entire life starts to unravel. As he makes his way through the lies and secrets, will he be left with anything at all at the end? 

T.M. Logan has written a twisty story where you never quite know what to believe. There are clearly layers of truths somewhere, but sussing them out takes some work. I enjoyed this thriller. There were some aspects of the story that I thought were a little predictable, but it’s well written, and I did really like the characters. I thought it was believable and interesting. It was a fun read, and I recommend it as a solid thriller. 

Galleys for Lies were provided by St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley, with many thanks.
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"Some days you just have to be satisfied that nothing bad happened"
That's the main character's life philosophy, which is good because Lies is about a really bad day he has that turns into an entire lifestyle change.

This was a quick thrilling read that kept me guessing. I found the character of Joe super believable and I felt for him every time a new twist about his wife and Ben was uncovered. I loved the shorter chapters and the fast pace to the story kept me turning kindle pages into the night. I also really liked how there was a little follow-up three months later that was satisfying to read!
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Well plotted twisty domestic suspense with a difference! Tense and gripping ride! Creepy and well plotted
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A cat and mouse game to the end. This is a quick read that proved to have many twists and turns along the way. Poor Joe is just trying to live life when every thing suddenly becomes a lie. A lot can be learned about just how much information can be found through tracking devices on a person's electronics. This was a very twisted story with a surprising ending. Recommended!
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I expected quite a bit from this. The synopsis was intriguing but the actual story was dull and unbelievable.. I only read about 20% of the book before giving up. It just didn't grab me, I didn't care about the characters.
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I received an Advance Readers Copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review. Oh my god, this book is FANTASTIC!!!! It gripped me from page one, and I just kept turning the pages! I had to know what happened next, and When I wasn't reading, I was thinking about reading it! It wastes no time with small chatter and had many turns that you don't see coming! Great writing and a great story!
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My first thought after finishing this mediocre book is to ask why the tag line is 'What if your whole life was based on lies?"

Is that the lie? That you expect, after finishing this book, that you find out that Joe's whole life (it's a long life, he's not a teenager) has been filled with lies? 

His 'whole life' is not a lie. His marriage is. But his son, and the love he feels for William isn't a lie. His job as a teacher isn't a lie. His parents, his younger years - they are not lies.

So I feel lied to after reading that tag line. Thanks to Negalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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“What if your whole life was based on lies?” This book revolves around an ordinary man named Joe Lynch. He is a happily-married teacher with a son named William. One day, Joe spots his wife, Mel, drive into a parking garage and follows her. He sees her get into an altercation with their friend Ben. That altercation leads to Ben’s disappearance and Joe being framed. Poor Joe is thrown into a whirlwind of events as he fights tooth and nail to prove his innocence. At times, I felt Joe was a bit naïve by not being able to “catch on” to things that were so obvious, but this didn’t take away from the story. The suspense continued throughout the plot and held my attention to the very end. I recommend this book and look forward to reading more from T.M. Logan.
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was a gripping thriller that took you to every aspect of trying to figure out what was really going on  and what was going to happen next! This was such an amazing book and I can’t wait to see what else is released from this author!
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