Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly....
Poison is a literary psychological thriller audiobook about a marriage that follows minor betrayal into a bubbling stew of lies, cruelty, manipulation, and danger....
Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion....
Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start....
One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma....
Beatrice Johnson Greene, a bestselling crime writer, has a favor to ask. When a chance encounter brings Emma Fern into her life, she thinks she's found just the person for the job....
When Shea, a sunny, easygoing mom, is found dead in a bathtub with a stomach full of booze and pills, the shocking discovery shatters the complacency of her comfortable suburban community....
Ana Bacon, a beautiful young wife and mother, tumbled off a cruise ship into dark and deadly waters. Ana is gone - leaving behind her wealthy husband and adorable daughter....
Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria's sudden reappearance threatens it all....
Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide....
A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life....
You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings - it's the call you hoped you'd never get....
Her dream home will become her worst nightmare....
You know that feeling? When you want something so badly, you almost feel you'd kill for it? Be careful what you wish for....
The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out....
They say every marriage has its secrets. But no one sees what happens behind closed doors. And sometimes those doors should never be opened....
Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient yet....
Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.
Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best-seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth.
Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she sets out to catch him in the act and to make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes it, she's tossing the body of her husband's mistress into the East River.
Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick's body is dragged from the same river, and Liza's husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn't, the end of her heroine's story could be the end of her own.
Wow, I love this book! It started out a little bit slow and at first I thought this was going to turn out to be chic lit and that doesn't thrill me. But I persevered! And I am so glad I did, this book turned out to be anything but.
There is an author who writes crime novels married to an attorney. She is writing a novel about a crime reporter who is married to a prosecutor. The reporter just had a baby and finds out her husband is having an affair. The novelist is on fertility medication and finds out her husband is having an affair. Both husbands are charged with murder when their illicit partners are murdered. The lines between fact and fiction are crossed when the fictional character begins to communicate with her author. The last three hours are pulse pounding as you wait to find out and there's really no clue about the author or her husband's guilt, or her sanity.
The story plays out with two narrators (Amy McFadden and Lisa Larsen), each character having their own voice even though one is "fictional"... Both narrators are excellent.
This book reminds me of a matryoshka doll (a Russian nesting doll) where you have the main doll on the outside and dolls of decreasing sizes nested one within the next.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!
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23 of 23 people found this review helpful
This dramatic thriller deals deftly in the real and the surreal, and the inscrutability of the interchange between an author's life versus her imaginings as a writer.
Under editorial pressure to produce a long-overdue second bestseller, Liza takes to her laptop to write what she hopes will be an explosive romantic suspense hit. We hear alternating POVs between Liza in real life, and Liza's character, Beth, as she develops on the page in 'real-time.' Beth has an infant; Liza has been trying to get pregnant for years. Both have lawyer husbands. Beth's husband is cheating; Liza's husband is devastated since his friend and law partner Nick disappeared, and Liza becomes suspicious about the circumstances. Lines between truth and fiction, memory or dream, become blurred, leading to a climactic ending that did not disappoint.
This novel was well-written and the plot was unique and interesting. Once I got into it, I was hooked- about 1/4 of the way in- so give it a while to sink your teeth in. The characters were thoughtfully conceived and portrayed realistically in their roles.
Also, the relationship between Liza and her long-time best friend, Chris, is one of the best portrayals of an honest, bulletproof, one hundred percent, got-your-back (instead of 'stab you in the back') female friendship that I have seen in a book, ever. I called my best friend as soon as I finished it!
The narration was great for Liza, so-so for Beth-her tone was kind of flat at times making it lack feeling.
Suspenseful, dramatic, murder mystery with a twist- I highly recommend 'Lies She Told.'
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Kept my attention, I didn't want to stop listening!! Great performance by narrators. Thoroughly enjoyed! Would be great on screen!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
i loved this book...every chance i got to listen i would sit down and just listen
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
one of the best I've listened to in awhile ... I was definitely not quite sure what was going to happen up until the end. definitely recommend! 😃👍
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I seriously considered quitting this book multiple times in the first half. The set up takes way too long. The lead female characters are unbelievable and overly emotional. The narration is very poor.
However, it did pick up significantly in the second half and I found that I was actually enjoying the story line. I was surprised by the plot twist.
Overall I wouldn't recommend this unless you're looking to get rid of credits.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book had an interesting perspective and was predictable and unpredictable at the same time. The allegory was a bit much at times though and the narrators voice was at times very irritating. Overall decent book! Would recommend it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I loved this book! It was my first one by this author but it won't be my last. Can't wait to dive into the rest of her books!
The dual story lines were incredibly intriguing and had me listening to this book in a single session. Having two distinct female narrators added to the experience and really helped differentiate between the two women and their stories.
You will feel for these female protagonists and find yourself invested in their fates. You'll navigate several twists and turns before arriving at the end. I recommend you fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride (re: buy this book; buy it right now!)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
You won't be able to put this book down. A surprise ending. unbelievable good! 👍
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Compelling and imaginative with a new twist on tried and true storyline. Loved the narrators, highly recommend!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful