Release date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Psychological Thriller
What if you have the perfect life, the perfect wife and the perfect child—then, in one shattering moment, you discover nothing is as it seems? Now you are in the sights of a ruthless killer determined to destroy everything you treasure.
It’s the evening drive home from work on a route Joe Lynch has taken a hundred times with his young son. But today, Joe sees his wife meet another man—an encounter that will rip two families apart. Raising the question: Can we ever really trust those closest to us?
Joe will do whatever it takes to protect his family, but as the deception unravels, so does his life. A life played out without any rules. And a cunning opponent who’s always one step ahead.
Lies is one of those psychological thrillers that you can binge in one sitting, it’s fast paced and fun and one of those reads that flies by and before you know it you’re finished. In a market that’s over saturated with domestic thrillers Lies manages to stand out from the crowd and Logan brings his own unique twist to the genre.
One of the things I liked the most about this one was that Joe was the kind of character that you can root for. So many times psychological thrillers have highly unlikable characters and while that’s fun, it was a nice change of pace to enjoy a protagonist and not want to smack them upside the head! I also enjoyed Joe’s relationship with his adorable son, Will it felt authentic and sweet and was so nice to see in a thriller.
So of course this was twisty, it’s a thriller after all but I really was surprised by the main twist in the end and that’s always appreciated especially as I’m a pretty good armchair detective. Social media also played a huge role in the plot and that made it feel so fresh and relevant, probably yet another reason that this was a standout for me. If you like PT you’ll enjoy this one, it’s basically everything I look for in one with its own unique spin.
Lies in three words: Gripping, Propulsive and Tense.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.