What if your whole life was based on lies?
Lies by T.M. Logan
St. Martin’s Press: Mystery & Thrillers
Publication Date: 11th September 2018
“What if you have the perfect life, the perfect wife and the perfect child—and then, in one shattering moment, you discover nothing is as it seems?
It’s the evening drive home from work, a route Joe Lynch has taken a hundred times with his young son. But when he unexpectedly sees his wife’s car ahead of them, he decides to follow her—and ends up witnessing her secret rendezvous with another man. The encounter will tear two families apart and leave an innocent man set up to take the fall for a murder.
Joe finds himself in the sights of a ruthless killer determined to destroy everything he treasures. He will do whatever it takes to protect his family, but as the net tightens around him, his life begins to fall apart. Soon, Joe is in a life or death struggle with a cunning opponent who is always one step ahead.
Lies poses the question: Can we ever really trust those closest to us?”
A book that grabs you from the first page is a rare thing in my world. This one grabbed me, kept hold of me and thrilled me! Told from the point of view of Joe – husband to Mel, father to William, and English teacher at the local comprehensive school – it follows him through a week that will change everything.
An affair and subsequent the fall-out leads Joe to being the main and only suspect in a no-body murder enquiry. His loyal wife and doting son stand by him while his friendships and professional life disintegrates… but is everything as it seems? No spoilers but you will not see the twist coming!
The story revolves around Joe trying to clear his name and prove that he had nothing to do with the disappearance of Ben, the other man. The only problem is that Ben is one step ahead of him. As the owner of a tech firm, Ben knows all the tricks for leaving a digital trail that leads straight to Joe as the culprit.
I loved this book, so much so I gave it a 5-star review. Now, Joe is a bit pathetic, a bit wet and not exactly a macho man. However, this is part of the story and certainly doesn’t detract from it. What is apparent is the love Joe has for his life, his wife and their son – he’s happy, he’s content, he hasn’t a care in the world. Until he sees his wife with another man.
Read it – you won’t be disappointed! Released on the 11th September 2018 by St Martins’s Press.
This is my first ever NetGalley review! I received Lies by T.M. Logan in return for an honest and unbiased review.