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An Honest Lie

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Here's probably a not-so-popular review.

I was immediately drawn to this book because of the synopsis. I love a book involving a cult, and this one was definitely intriguing because it also talked about the aftermath of being in a cult and Rainy/Summer's overall trauma and how it changed her life. For the better? Eh..

I've never read a book involving a cult of this magnitude, and it was really interesting to read the ins and outs and how overall fucked up it really was. I hated Taured with a firey passion, but I think that's something that Tarryn Fisher does really well, writing unlikeable characters. Because I didn't particularly enjoy any of them in this book. I RESPECTED Rainy/Summer, but I didn't like her. I thought she made stupid decisions, but I also had to keep in mind her past trauma and how that comes into play with the way she is. I just couldn't relate, obviously, so I think that made it harder to root for her bone-headed decisions.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this one was the dual timeline, and how quick of a read it was. I love a good fast paced thriller, and this one definitely fit that bill. The dual timeline broke things up very nicely and was seamlessly written. However. There were multiple times where it felt like I was reading two entirely separate books. The storyline with the girls in Vegas and then getting revenge on Taured, it just seemed like there was such a disconnect there. It didn't.... fit. Overall, the entire story line just felt super unbelievable and I had a really hard time connecting with it.

Thank you so much for my gifted ARC in exchange for my honest review, HTP Books!
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I love a good mystery thriller, they keep me on my toes, the edge of my seat. However this one didn’t, it kept me slumped awaiting the good stuff which didn’t happen until 3/4s of the way through, then finally I was on the edge of my seat and really liking the mystery, this book just missed the mark for me a bit. I wouldn’t recommend it to my mystery lovers because there just was not enough and it was too late. If you would like to follow cult-y books then this is for you! 🥴

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for access to this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Overall, this is a pretty decent psychological thriller. I normally breeze through Tarryn Fisher's novels, however, this was one was very difficult to get into. I struggled to relate to many of the characters who seemed shallow, spiteful, and cliquish. Once I did get into the plot (more than half-way through), the story became an edgy cult-themed thriller. Would recommend for fans of Tarryn Fisher and those who enjoy a slower-paced psychological thriller. 

Thanks to NetGalley, Tarryn Fisher, and Harlequin Trade Publishing, Graydon House for an advanced eBook in exchange for my honest review.
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This certainly wasn't my favorite Fisher book but it held my attention and was still very well-written. However, there was not a huge plot twist like in some of her other books and the majority of the story was a bit too predictable. However, this had a unique topic that isn't covered much in books and the characters in the story were very intriguing. It was a quick and easy read with a decent story line. I would recommend this to anyone that likes a little mystery and enjoys fascinating characters.
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✨Book Review✨
An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher 
This book was nothing like the vague description I read before requesting it, but not in a bad way. It was a cult thriller, and that happens to be pretty up my alley. 
I really liked the way the story alternated between the past and the present, and I liked how we got to learn more and more about Rainy's experience growing up in a religious cult. I also loved hearing about the progression of Rainy's relationship with her mother. This story was a little predictable, but I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quick thriller.
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Bug Tarryn Fisher fan!  She's done it again...another twisty story with great character development!
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"Little girls grew into women and women grew into hunters.

The cover definitely caught my eye. I loved the writing style of this book, and the storyline immediately drew me in. It was hard to put down! I have only read a few books by this author, but I am excited to read more and more! 

This story is about Rainey in the present, and we also get a story about Summer from the past. A young girl and a young women. Wow! This story was twisted and creepy and interesting too. 

Read if you enjoy:
• mystery and suspense
• a strong female lead
• stories about cults 
• a secret past 

I host a monthly bookclub, and this is our pick for June. I *accidentally* started it early and already finished it because it was so good! Oops!

Thank you Harlequin Trade Publishing for this e-ARC! This book is out now.
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I have loved every book of Tarryn Fisher's that I have read and this one is no exception. This novel follows Rainy, a girl who is trying to hide from her past.  She escaped a cult but is living her life trying to hide from the people who won't let her forget that she left.  On a girls trip to Vegas, one of the women she went with disappears and Rainy doesn't realize why until she receives a text.  It seems her past has finally caught up to her and to save herself and her friend she is going to have to face it head on.  Total page turner and highly recommend!
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Thank you SO MUCH @harpercollinsca for the Advance Review Copy of An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher.  This book came out April 26, 2022 - available now!

I haven't read anything by this author before, and went into this one trusting all my booksta pals who rave about their books.

I was not disappointed in this book AT ALL.

I went into this book fairly blind, I'd seen the bolded line at the top of its Goodreads page a few times, and had an idea that I would like the way the story was going, but did not take a look at anything else written about it before diving in.  I recommend this approach to anyone considering picking this book up.

Readers get to know the main character Rainy through two timelines, her past she doesn't want to relive and her present trying to connect with her boyfriends long time friends.

In the present timeline I enjoyed watching Rainy figure out how to fit into the wild assortment of women together on a girls trip.  BUT I was enthralled with the past chapters.  They quickly sucked me into the story and I found myself speeding through the present sections to get back to the past.

I flew through the story, reading 70% of it in one sitting on afternoon, and quickly finishing it later that day.

I don't want to say too much because this is one of those books that its beat to go in knowing as little as possible, but believe me, this book is 100% worth picking up.  It got me out of my mediocre thriller slump that had been going for so long.
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Definitely not my favorite from this author but I didn't hate the story. I enjoyed it, which is all you can really ask for. I will always read the books from this author and she totally deserves that.
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I adore Tarryn Fisher's books and style of writing so I knew I would get pulled into her newest book like the  others!  It went back and forth from current day where the main character Rainy is living and working in the Pacific Northwest to when she was a teenager living on a commune  in the Nevada desert.  An Honest Lie was twisty, character-driven, and creepy. Another excellent thriller from Tarryn Fisher!
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Y'all - this book review has me a little stumped. I liked #anhonestlie by Tarryn Fisher, but I didn't love it. I am struggling to put my thoughts into words because this was a fun #audiobook, but it felt very "out there" and disjointed in places. If you're a fan of cults, you'll likely enjoy this. It fell a bit flat for me as a #thriller (until the end), but I don't know how to categorize it any other way.

I am not sure I can accurately give this a star rating because I am still unsure how I feel about everything. The ending redeemed this a bit, but not enough to blow me away 🙁
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An Honest Lie follows Rainy as she embarks on a girls's trip to Vegas with a group of "friends" that she's not that keen on. Nothing seems to be going well on the trip and then one of the women, Braithe, disappears. Meanwhile, Rainy is trying to come to terms with her horrific cult upbringing.

If this sounds like a lot, that's because it is. I had a really hard time getting into this book. Rainy spends so much time being distant that she actually manages to distance herself from the reader too. So much so that I didn't connect with her at all. The other characters felt equally as flat to me. This is my first Taryn Fisher book, and I hope that I enjoy her other books better.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this book. While I think others might like this, it was not for me.
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I enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed the dual timeline. I felt like there was a lot going on. Lots of suspense and mystery! Who wouldn't enjoy a book like that!!
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It was one of those thrillers that drew me in and made me keep reading to find out what happened, just like a Mary Higgins Clark book. Some of the other reviewers are complaining about absurd storylines, is it? Maybe but, you don't want to put it down. I was also pleased with the is or isn't the husband cheating resolution. Definitely a page turner.
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Wow and OMG are what I think as I sit here having just finished this book!!!!!!  This is Tarryn Fishers best book yet!!!!!!  This story had me gripped from the first page & didn't let go until hrs later when I got to the last one. This is an amazing story of cult life and the people who got out. It is so much more than just another cult story though. You have to read it to understand.
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I was a big fan of Tarryn Fisher's previous works, but this one fell a bit short for me. I loved the dual timeline set up showing Rainy's present life, and her past growing up in the "community". However, I felt that the way the two were tied together felt very forced. I wish there would have been a more natural way to tie the two worlds together, and not in a way that felt a bit random.
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This gorgeous cover caught my eye the first time I saw it and I knew I had to read it! I’ve only read one other book by this author, but her name is still one that I watch for when looking at upcoming releases!

Rainy was the main character in this tale that alternates between her past and current life. The story of her life growing up in a cult and her current life, which is highly impacted by her childhood. I liked the young version of Rainy but felt no connection or empathy for Rainy as an adult. She’s unique and doesn’t have many friends so that might be what the author was going for. 

This was an interesting read but I enjoyed THE WRONG FAMILY more.
Thank you to Graydon House and Netgalley for this ARC. All opinions are my own.
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Good mystery that really gripped me from the beginning. Read it so fast but loved the overall storyline.
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5 Stars: 5/5 Star Rating 
I think this is now my favorite book written by Tarryn Fisher!   Rainy is such a likable character and her "disturbing past" is most intriguing.  I don't want to give any spoilers on the book, but I will say the book deals with some very relevant current issues.  I highly recommend this book to those who likes psychological thrillers.
I was given a copy of this book by netgalley and Graydon House.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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