Alone in an empty house, Lucy tries to imagine the lives of her two young children. They have been gone for seven years, and she is tormented by the role she played in that heartbreaking loss. You can hardly see a glimpse of the sexy, edgy woman she used to be. Back then, she was a magnet for men like Matt, who loved her beyond reason, and Griffin, who wouldn't let go but always left her wanting more. Now the lies they told and the choices they made have come to haunt all three of them.
With shattering turns, Lies You Wanted to Hear explores the way good people talk themselves into doing terrible, unthinkable things. What happens when we come to believe our own lies? And what price must we pay for our mistakes?
A searing story that will leave you wondering what choices you would make, Lies You Wanted to Hear is a stunning debut.
©2013 James Whitfield Thomson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I found the male narrator's voice kind of annoying, but the story was good and it hit a nerve with me when it took an unexpected turn in the storyline. However, the ending felt like he just didn't know how to end it. It was disappointing and I was left feeling like the story was left hanging. As a writer myself, I can think of 10 different endings that would have been better.
This is a good story and half of an excellent audio book. Why half ? The male narrator was so flat and monotone that it distracted from the story. However, the female narrator was wonderful. In switching between reading and listening ( with Whispersync ) I definitely felt this story had more emotional impact as an audiobook.
It's a shame the book had such a weak ending because the heart of the story was so delicate and intricately woven into the fabric of the book.
As I was reading this book, I realized this is one of the only books I've read where I haven't necessarily liked a particular character. In this book, both characters are rather crazy, but in separate ways.
It reminded me a bit of gone girl, but a little more fluffy and involving the two children of the parents.
As you read the book, it makes you more cognizant of how as humans sometimes we hear what we want to hear and not what is actually being said as well as, how one little lie can completely spin out of control.
gerrymorAuburn, AL My favorites are books read by the authors. Janis Ian is superb.
THEY WERE LIES I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR.
NO, I AM ALWAYS WILLING TO TRY A NEW ONE
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