Audio Book Review – Lies


Title: Lies

Author: T.M.Logan

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Goodreads Rating: 3.91

My Rating: 4*

Source: Audible


When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .

My Review:

I originally chose this audio book after I enjoyed listening to The Holiday by T.M.Logan.

The whole story is told from the POV of Joe, a secondary school English teacher with a wife and a small child. He has an unfortunate run in with the husband of his wife’s friend that opens a whole can of worms. I listened to his life fall apart and everything he thought he ever knew become a lie. As with T.M.Logan’s previous books he likes to take time to lay down some back story however I felt it was necessary with this book as it helped to understand the characters a lot more. We were only focusing on a small number of characters so that also made it easier to read and follow.

I felt that I wanted to grab Joe and tell him to stop everything he was doing. He was a nice guy who wanted to prove that his version of events was in fact the truth but ultimately he was playing into the hands of Ben and became predictable. His lawyer, Larson, was an interesting character and I did feel his pain at times but my favourite character of all was Beth. She was strong, formidable, timid and an excellent addition to the story. I couldn’t believe what happened to her in the end but that shock factor made the book that more enjoyable.

As the ending of the book neared I thought I had figured it out but as it turns out I had put two pieces of the jigsaw together and was about 20 pieces away from finishing. The final revelation took me by shock but it also made sense. I hate it when you get to an ending and find yourself thinking but why did that happen? T.M.Logan is the master of misdirection, he crossed his t’s and dotted his i’s without fault and had me following a completely different trail of breadcrumbs.

Although this book was originally published at the start of 2017 the audio book was released in May 2017 which means I can cross off ‘Book that shares your zodiac sign’ from my Beat the Backlist Bingo Card. I’m so pleased I managed to squeeze this one into my March reading as I was starting to worry my reading stats wouldn’t be as good.

Until next time bookworms



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