Book Review: Lies by T M Logan

Lies by T. M Logan

T M Logan has written a compelling psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages. As a serial book reader, it takes me longer to get through a book, but I finished reading this in just a few days. I couldn’t put it down.  

What is the book about?

Joe believes his wife can do no wrong until one split decision causes his life to spiral out of control. As he witnesses a confrontation between his wife and a family friend, it dawns on him that she’s been lying to him – about everything.

Trust is broken time and time again with lies told through every twist and turn in this psychological thriller.

What I liked the most

  • The twist at the end, which I didn’t see coming. T M Logan did a great job of fooling us with one of the characters who didn’t turn out to be as innocent originally portrayed.
  • The narration and writing style. It was written in the first person, which helped me to really get into the main characters head.

What I didn’t like so much

  • There were some parts that the story kept lagging on. For example, some sections were presented to the reader as important pivotal moments but failed to add value to the story’s outcome. I think this was probably a tactic the author used to keep readers guessing.
  • There were some bits where I really wanted to slap the main character. He was so naive – even as a reader, I could tell that his wife was a devious and sneaky character. He spent a lot of time defending her actions to discover later that she was lying about so many things.

Themes explored

  • Infidelity / adultry 
  • Murder
  • Emotional abuse 

Who should read this book?

  • If you want to get into someone’s head for a few days to learn why they think the way they do, you will enjoy reading lies.  The first narration writing style allows you to get into Joe’s thinking patterns, emotions and so much more.
  • Anyone who loves reading romance but wants to branch out and read other genres.   That is me, I am trying to branch out and read more genres and this was a nice introduction to a thriller. I will be reading more of these kind of books in the future.

Who will not enjoy reading Lies? 

I was the only one who had good things to say about lies in my book club meeting. The others in my reading club were not happy with the story’s pace. They kept comparing it to other thrillers they had read before.

Since I have no other phycological thriller to compare this book to, I probably appreciated it more than my book club members.  

That is why I think anyone who reads thrillers may find the story’s pace to be extremely slow and some may even abadon it before the end or skip straight to the last chapter.

How many stars will I give this book?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I give this book 4.5 stars because despite the point about the pace – it was still a very good read. Its a nice introduction to the thiller genre.

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