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Publisher's Summary

Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching?

When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered.

A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she stood on the street and witnessed it going down, with her husband and best friend inside. Kate, now living thousands of miles away, fled the disaster and is hoping that her past won’t catch up with her. And Franny, a young woman in search of her birth mother, watched the horror unfold on the morning news, knowing that the woman she was so desperate to reconnect with was in the building.

Now, despite the marks left by the tragedy, they all seem safe. But as its anniversary dominates the media, the memories of that terrifying morning become dangerous triggers. All these women are guarding important secrets. Just how far will they go to keep them?

©2018 Catherine McKenzie (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The Truth About "The Good Liar"....

What would have made The Good Liar better?

If you like listening to paint drip....this is the book for you. I gave it one hour of my time and the book just did not move for me. The narrators were excellent but the book was very, very slow-paced.

Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine McKenzie again?

No.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I did not make it through the whole book. so I only listened to two of the book's narrators. Both narrators were excellent but they had similar voices so it was hard to identify which character's part they were reading.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

There are so many amazing books on Audible. This one was not one of them.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Interesting

The book kept my interest because I kept waiting to see exactly what the secrets were. I’m still not really sure now what they were! Reading was excellent, story overall was ok and sad. A struggle in life as many go through.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Stupendous

Author Catherine McKenzie twists and weaves the plot so deftly that I could hardly turn off my car as I listened on audio. Here is a novel of intricate suspense and profound insight into human nature

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Uneven narration

The story was interesting enough to keep me listening to the end, but some of the narration was really annoying. There are more than one people reading this, and I guess it was just one of the female voices that had an irritating habit of over-enunciating every syllable. It was very distracting. Only a computer generated voice gives as much emphasis to the word “and” as this lady does.

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horrible narrator

I could not get past the awful narration to even give the story a chance.

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Interesting but strange.

I liked this, but I was strange and depressing and sad, along with the mystery..why? That needed to be answered. Once read and would not re-read again.

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In an Instant

10/10/10 is a tragedy that sweeps three Chicago women into its wake. Building new lives, discovering old secrets, they all pursue new goals. Great characters, a wry voice, and a crackling plot are all complimented by superb narration.

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Wow! Such a unique novel.

I read constantly, perhaps even too much. Within a couple of weeks I tend to forget details of many books. Within months, I can only tell you that I read it. But, occasionally, there is a novel so unique that I know I will remember it always.

The Good Liar is one of those. It follows the story of 3 women following a tragic explosion in a Chicago office building that killed hundreds. All 3 women have something to hide. Details are revealed slowly, almost painfully throughout the book.

There are several narrators. One of them almost sounded like an automated telephone voice. That detracted a little for me, but otherwise, the narration was great. I especially like having different voices for each of the characters.

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Fast-paced and moderately engaging

I enjoyed the three intertwined perspectives of a tragic event. Unfortunately, the tale concluded, for me at least, with a dissatisfying thud. Overall rating: 3.5 stars rounded up.

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OMG!! This Book!!!


 
I absolutely loved everything about this book. From the twist and turns of the plot, to the emotional rollercoaster and finally all the damn Lies!!!! Not to mention the realistic characters and the concequce of choices