Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

She's back.

Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be—a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she's done, you've likely lost everything.

Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat's long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg's true target is.

The Lies I Tell is a twisted domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future.

Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 21st 2022
 by Sourcebooks Landmark
4.5/5 stars

I picked this book up because I enjoyed the authors previous book The Last Flight.

Told from the point of view of 2 women The Lies I Tell examines what motivates Meg and Kat, they have an agenda 10 years in the making. Neither is being honest but revenge can be sweet, that is until the 2 meet and become friends.

I enjoyed this book, carefully layered with bad guys you want to root for. Both Meg and Kat are unique characters, as they deceive each other they become friends. What follows is a domestic thriller I didn’t want to put down. Weaving through time felt flawless, answering my many questions. It ended in a way I didn’t anticipate but loved.

Imagine my surprise while writing this review to discover I missed her debut, The Ones We Chose. Here grows my TBR stack.

This book was part of my 2022 reading off my shelf challenge.

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