Sunday, January 8, 2023

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark


Title: The Lies I Tell 
Author: Julie Clark
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: June 21, 2022 

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Flight comes a twisted con-woman thriller about two women out for revenge―or is it justice?

Two women. Many aliases.

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.

Quite an interesting book!

Meg Williams is a con artist. She is back in town to con a politician.  She has been gone for a decade. 

Kat Roberts is a reporter.  She lives with her fiancee and writes for a magazine. 

In theory, these women don't have anything in common but Kat has been waiting for ten years to bring Meg down and for people to learn what a criminal she really is.  Kat wants revenge.

So how can Kat learn what Meg is really doing back? She befriends her of course.  But the closer she gets to Meg, a different woman begins to emerge from what she thought she knew. Is this the true Meg or is she getting lied to?

I was hooked from the first chapter and I was very pleased with its development. From the first moment, I started to root for Meg to get away with whatever plan she had. It took me longer to like Kat. 

I can wait for Julie Clark's next book.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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