General Fiction (Adult), Thriller

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

The Good LiarThe Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Out April 3rd, 2018!

We all keep secrets, some larger than others. If I learned anything while reading this book, it is that lies (either spoken or as a result of omission) can spiral out of your control, sending your life on an unexpected trajectory. Catherine McKenzie takes you into the lives of Cecily, Kate, and Franny, three women whose lives we’re impacted by a tragedy in Chicago one year ago. As the story unfolds, their lives intertwine in ways that are unimaginable.

I was captivated from the very beginning with this story. Told from the perspective of each main character with the change of every new chapter, the story evolved in a way that surprised me and had me hanging on for more. Even more interesting was that all of Franny’s chapters we’re written in the form of an interview transcript or a magazine article. We never actually learned about Franny from her own perspective, but exclusively on an impersonal basis through her interactions with others. It was an added element to the story that I quite enjoyed.

Furthermore, I tend to read a lot of suspense/thriller style novels with strong female leads. I generally find that I see the “surprises” coming with most novels, but The Good Liar was an exception. Although there were parts that weren’t entirely shocking, there were times I was caught completely off guard, even down to the last page! There is nothing worse than reading a great book, only to be disappointed in the ending, and this book did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anybody looking for their next thriller.

-The advance release copy was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Catherine McKenzie, and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to review-

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