Lies She Told by Cate Holahan (3-½ Stars)

34064624Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.

This story has alternating chapters narrated by two women. The first is Liza, who promises her publisher that she will have written her second bestseller in 30 days.  he second is Beth, the main character in Liza’s book. But where does the line between fact and fiction begin and end?

At first, the two stories didn’t seem to correlate, but as you read further you start to see similarities. Liza is married to David, whose business partner is missing. Was he murdered?  Beth is married to Jake, whose lover is missing. Was she murdered? I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’ll stop there.

The book is well-written, engaging and, though slow at first, picks up about halfway through.  here are some plot twists, most of which are not all that surprising, but still the story is suspenseful enough to hold your interest. Great character development, which made it easier to switch from one narrator to the other. The ending was a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping for a much stronger finish.

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