Review: Lies by T.M. Logan


Synopsis from Good Reads:

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.

In the tradition of The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney and Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris, T. M. Logan’s Lies is an unputdownable thriller that will keep readers guessing until the jaw-dropping finale.

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

Lies by T.M. Logan will be available September 11, 2018. 

Lies is a well-paced, entertaining thriller that managed to surprise me. The chapters were short and snappy and mostly ended in cliffhangers which made me keep saying “just one more, chapter” every time I thought I would put the book down. I thought the mystery was pretty well done, as well. I definitely guessed some of it, but not all of it, so I really enjoyed the reveal at the end. I did think it dragged just a bit in the middle, though, and could’ve been a little shorter.

While I liked Joe, I did have some issues with him. Here’s the thing about a lot of books with the whole “ordinary guy in extraordinary circumstances” thing. They try to play detective and think they know better than everyone else and EVERY. SINGLE. THING. they do makes them look bad. Joe fell heavily into this trope and he kind of drove me crazy for most of the book. I just couldn’t believe how he couldn’t realize he was basically shooting himself in the foot every time he opened his mouth or followed up some lead. That said, he was still a sympathetic character I couldn’t help but root for.

Technology and social media is an important part of the book and it’s really made me want to go live off the grid. Things like Amazon’s Echo products that listen to you all day every day already kind of freak me out, but I don’t usually think much of all the information my phone records. Technology is terrifying and the way it was so easy to manipulate it to make Joe look so guilty was chilling.

Overall, I enjoyed Lies. I loved that the chapters were so short and suspenseful. While Joe did frustrate me, he was still a likable character that I wanted to see vindicated. I’m upping my overall rating a bit because the end managed to surprise me. I definitely recommend this one if you’re looking for a fast and entertaining mystery.

Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars

20 thoughts on “Review: Lies by T.M. Logan

  1. This is the first time that I have heard of this book and I am really excited to read it now. I love thrillers that are fast paced. This one has some interesting aspects to it and you have me really intrigued about the ending. 🙂

  2. Great review, I have this one! Good to know it’s a fast entertaining read! I need to fit it in soon! Happy reading to you!

  3. Yet another going on my book club pick list. It’s going to take me forever to get the chance to pick them all! I like that this one kept you going chapter after chapter. I’m curious about the social media thing because I refuse to buy an Echo or anything like it. My cell phone listening to me is scary enough.

    • They should just go a year letting you pick all the books haha. This one was very entertaining. I’m glad I’m not the only one freaked out by things like the Echo. It just listed to you ALL DAY long. For some reason I can believe that my cell phone isn’t listening all the time…but it is. And it tracks my every move and every time I get in the car the map flashes up with a prediction of where I’m going. I hate it.

  4. If anything that technology is just going to get even more powerful with every year! Definitely scary, but somewhat exciting world we’re in. 😀 Glad to hear how much fun you had with this one, besides that character and his attitude hahah

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