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The Lies I Tell
The Lies I Tell | Julie Clark
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST FLIGHT She's back. 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.
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Allthebookclubs
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Not as gripping as I was expecting but it was still more than decent. Told from the prospective of two women; one is a professional con artist who‘s more than she appears and the other was collateral damage who found more than she bargained for. Book #43 in 2023

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OriginalCyn620
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I liked this one! Meg is a con artist who picks her male targets very carefully. She steals from them and Robin Hood-style gives back to those they have done wrong. Kat is a journalist out to expose Meg, but also has a personal reason for wanting to bring her down. That reason is total crap, but whatever. Kat befriends Meg to get close to her, but finds there‘s more to Meg than her con artist ways. Loved the end!

#bookspinbingo - got a 2nd bingo!

Sargar114 I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. Such a fun read! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
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My goals are for this round of #20in4 are to finish my current read (tagged book), read The Writing Retreat, and to kick off my #christmasinjuly reading with a holiday Audible Original!

#readathon

Andrew65 Hope you have a great Readathon, good luck 😁 11mo
Andrew65 I really enjoyed Once Upon A Christmas Carol. 11mo
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Megabooks
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I was not a fan of The Last Flight, so I was dragging my feet on this #roll100 pick. But I very much enjoyed this propulsive thriller about two women. Meg is a vigilante grifter looking to settle a score with her mom‘s ex. Kat is the journalist threatening to expose her. I read the audiobook, and the VO artist for Meg was far superior to the one hired for Kat. A fun, quick listen!

PuddleJumper Sounds interesting! 11mo
Cinfhen Sounds like a #BorrowNotBuy 11mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I got it on a daily deal, and it was worth that to get the audiobook, but probably not worth full price for me, but it was an enjoyable book! 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I am on the struggle bus with time lately!! Not sure why things feels way busier the last couple of weeks. Partially it's the good weather - lots of outside stuff starting to happen. I just haven't been reading as much lately. So I was actually a little excited to take a car in for a tire rotation/balance because it meant some uninterrupted, guilt-free reading time!!! Unfortunately, I ended up really disliking this one but I was trapped with no⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) other books!! 😂 In the end, this turned into kind of a hate-read for me, and I ranted about it AT LENGTH on GR. But the short version? I first off hated the way this book was a constant, incessant reiteration of how all men suck, all men are predators, all men are gaslighters, all men are manipulators, no man can be trusted, no man actually works (because he just gets stuff automatically because he's a man), on and on and on and on. ⬇ 13mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) I could have gotten behind the premise of a woman conning unsavory men in a Robin Hood style if those stories had been balanced by literally even a SINGLE good male characters, but there were NONE. All men suck, and every woman is either a victim or one who has figured out how to manipulate the men in her life to get what she “deserves“ because the system is SO RIGGED that there is no POSSIBLE way for a woman to get ahead honestly. ⬇ 13mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Combined with what I found to be genuine plot holes (oh, I've known you two weeks, and you think I should give you $300k to “hold“ for me and then give back after my nasty divorce so my ex can't get it? What a great idea, I'll write the checks!!), I just was so aggravated the whole time I was reading this. Plus, there's the part where I feel like the blurb really misrepresents the story anyway because the reason Kat blames Meg for ⬇ 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) ruining her life... literally makes no sense. In what world is this Meg's fault?!?! When I finally found out what Meg “did“ I genuinely couldn't believe that this was the source of all Kat's angst. (Like, the event itself was obviously traumatic, but blaming Meg was nonsensical.)

Moral of the story: Always bring TWO books when you get your tires rotated!!
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marleed Oh this is on my physical TBR and thinking I might get to it with prioritizing October mystery/thrillers later this year. Maybe not! I feel your review. When I read a book I‘m not liking, it‘s faults just start piling up and up. I actually think it helps me to read through a disliked book once in a while. It helps confirm my reading tastes. 13mo
PuddleJumper I always have a book to go on my phone as well as a physical book just in case. Too many times I've been trapped and finished a book 🤣 I've been struggling to read this month, I'm very restless and don't want to sit still 13mo
5feet.of.fury I did enjoy this book for the fleeting moment I read it, barely remember anything about it at this point bc it was not that memorable, but I remember that Kat blaming Meg was BS. It was preposterous. 13mo
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My only regret is that it took me so long to get to this one. Meg is a con artist and Kat finally has the chance to expose the woman who ruined her life. However, as is the way, not everything is as it appears. Read this.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 🖤 1y
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Monica5
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The above tagged book was my favorite for June. If you haven't read it, it will blow your mind. It was so good.

#12BooksOf2022
@Andrew65

Andrew65 What a glowing recommendation. 1y
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GinaKButler
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Kids are back from break, so a new carline pick! #bookspinbingo

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she.hearts.horror
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🫶🏾🫶🏾🫶🏾🫶🏾

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I think I‘m in the minority here, but I was really disappointed by this. It did not read like a thriller at all, and was incredibly dull. It IS a revenge story, but lacking on twists and turns. I couldn‘t care less about the details of a real estate shell game/dupe, and I found Kay‘s motive for revenge on Meg flimsy and lacking in logical sense. Ultimately, I just didn‘t really care about the characters and the dumb choices they made. 😂 2⭐️

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KT1432
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And once again, I‘m behind! 😩 I‘ve heard good things about this #thriller. Seems like a nice pick to get lost in a twisted web of lies. 😈 #ScarathlonDailyPrompt Day 24: #Lies #BOTM #PhotoChallenge #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter

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JenReadsAlot
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I read this recently as well and it was good. #scarathlondailyprompts #lies @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one!! 2y
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I thought this was a better book than her first one and I thought that one was good. Devoured in less than 24 hours. Finished in my car in front of my library in the rain.

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bookandbedandtea
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An examination of revenge vs justice and a clever con woman/ avenging fairy godmother to root for.

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Sargar114
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I quite enjoyed this one! A quick paced thriller about a con artist and the reporter investigating her. If I didn‘t have so much going on right now I probably could have finished in a sitting or two. #bookspin for September

Most relatable quote: “She was just another woman exhausted by the way the system seems to always fail us.”

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Reading this today for #lmpbc. I‘ve read the entire book in a day 💜

MyNamesParadise I hope you enjoyed it! I did when I read it, although I did not read it in a day! 2y
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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
Trigger warning for SA in this book

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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She stands across the room from me, in a small cluster of donors, talking and laughing.

I love a rainy afternoon 🌧

#FirstLineFridays

ShyBookOwl They're great for getting in a good book binge! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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When your blanket matches your book 💙💜 I feel much better than yesterday so maybe I‘ll finish this one!

#LitsyLove

MyNamesParadise How are you liking it? I enjoyed it very much! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MyNamesParadise I‘m liking it!! I do hate what happened to Kat with Nate 😡 I‘m about halfway through! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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The tagged!
Psychological thriller
I am really enjoying it! This genre seems to be my thing right now! 🖤

#CurrentlyReading
#LittensWanttoKnow

Play, tag me, tag friends ❤️💙💛💚🧡

hannah-leeloo Thanks for the tag hun xx 2y
LiseWorks I'm reading the Gunslinger by Steven King 2y
AmyK1 I really liked that one too! 2y
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Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!! I‘m reading a bunch of stuff….will share soon 😘 2y
HeatherBlue I‘m reading an anthology of YA folk horror called The Gathering Dark 🧡🖤 2y
iread2much Non-fix and I am enjoying it 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I have a migraine so I‘m not reading much today 😞 I have been reading The Lies I Tell and it‘s a psychological thriller and I love it!! 🖤

#LittensWanttoKnow

Play❤️ tag me ❤️tag friends

Vansa Oh man migraines are the Worst. Hope it gets ok soon! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Vansa thank you ❤️ 2y
sherrisilvera Feel better! 2y
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Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag and hope you are feeling better! 2y
Graywacke Migraines stink. I hope you feel better. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Graywacke they do! Thank you! I‘m much better today 😊 2y
jessinikkip Migraines are awful. I'm actually recovering from a bad reaction to a medicine for migraines actually. But I've been reading The Immortalists the past couple days 2y
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Eggs
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☀️ Fun book!! A close second was the Wedding Dress Sewing Circle

☀️I was ready for Autumn 2 months ago. But we‘ll have another 2 months of summer here…

☀️ Flying over Chicago/Lake Michigan in early August

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

LiseWorks There were so many, but I really enjoyed reading g the romance novels with the #LitsyRomanclub 2y
LiseWorks I am ready for Fall, our trees are already changing cours 2y
LiseWorks My best photos are actually taken with my Canon camera lol 2y
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MoonWitch94 Cool pic! Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 2y
SusanLee Thanks for the tag 😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m reading this one now! 2y
Eggs @LiseWorks @MoonWitch94 @SusanLee you‘re most welcome 🙏🏻 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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I loved The Last Flight, so I was super excited for this, but it was a disappointment. The writing is good and I like the story, but there are just too many holes. The two main characters blend together and one major plot point is just left dangling. What a bummer.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Good fortune and second chances. Everyone wants to believe those are real.”

Started this one last night and really good so far!

🖤📚💜

allureofbeauty It was good. 2y
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I enjoyed this! An easy, quick read that was a perfect poolside pick. Nothing too fussy or twisty (though a few plot points broke this out of the overly typical mold). A solid read all-around, though I can say I'm glad to have gone the library route rather than purchasing through #BOTM 3.5⭐️

PS: the background pic was my reading view for the day 😍

kspenmoll Beautiful view! 2y
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Eggs
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TBH, I have a LOT of #FavBOTMs…..this is one of them. It‘s just too hard to pick 1 !

#ArtfulAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JenReadsAlot This was good! 2y
Eggs Agree 💯!!! @JenReadsAlot 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh good!! It‘s on my tbr shelf!! 2y
Eggs But y‘all! How about!!!! 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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This was good!

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AVChrista
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Sounds like an exciting read!

SilversReviews I loved this book. 2y
AVChrista @SilversReviews I enjiyed it too! I was wondering if it was told from the perspectives of two personalities in one body (how crazy would that have been)…and was intrigued by the ending. 2y
SilversReviews @AVChrista Never thought of two personalities. 2y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Entertaining but not earth-shattering, I‘d say. I definitely enjoyed my time with these 2 strong female characters and seeing where their story went!

5feet.of.fury I had similar thoughts. 2y
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MyNamesParadise
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This was a good read! You really felt for both Meg and Kat as they got closer to one another. It was entertaining to see their agendas unfold as Kat tried to keep tabs on Meg & as Meg tries to keep Kat at a distance, knowing she‘s a reporter. Kat‘s boyfriend being a recovering gambling addict adds for an interesting layer. I was pleased with the ending.

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allureofbeauty
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I enjoyed this one. It‘ll be in the mail on its way to @Kappadeemom soon.

@suvata @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks #lmpbc

allureofbeauty @Kappadeemom this was mailed today 🖤 2y
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DavidDiamond
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Another irresistible page turner from Julie Clark! I knocked out the first 200 pages in one day as I could not put this down. While it didn't have as many twists and turns as I was expecting, this story of two women, one a con artist and the other a reporter, definitely kept me entertained and eager to see how this tale of righteous vengeance played out.

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5feet.of.fury
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“Reliable narration doesn‘t exist”

Definitely the kind of book that can be read through in a day. Great pacing. Dual storylines, a con artist seeking revenge & a woman who was collateral damage in one of her previous cons. A few things seem preposterous. With all the “Two women together can do anything” rhetoric, there‘s an undercurrent of internalized misogyny, i loved the con & the twists but I question some of the execution:
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5feet.of.fury You‘re telling me this guy wouldn‘t remember that the kid who he stole the house he‘s living in from and his realtor had the same name? 2y
5feet.of.fury Kat blaming Meg? Kat not wanting to write the book because men wouldn‘t understand it? As if there‘s no money in writing books for women 🙄 I‘m sure that was the author making a dig about her publisher or something, but man was Kat unlikable. 2y
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🏖✅
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KristiAhlers I keep wanting to pick this one up and haven‘t yet. 2y
5feet.of.fury @KristiAhlers it‘s early on, but good so far! 2y
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AmyK1
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I loved this! The characters are flawed but likable, each with their own secrets and lies to tell. The ending was perfect.

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Eringogreen
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A solid 3 ⭐️s.

Though I enjoyed that this wasn‘t as hopeless as some others in the mystery/thriller genre, I think it will ultimately be forgettable.

tpixie Lol I‘m scrolling through these posts trying to remember the story! 2y
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suvata
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allureofbeauty Looking forward to it 🖤 I hope to have mine out soon. 2y
allureofbeauty I got it today! 2y
suvata @allureofbeauty Wowzers! That was fast. 2y
allureofbeauty I was surprised it was so fast. 2y
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5⭐
📣Fantastic Narration😍
I loved this…I was completely engaged throughout the entire book. The characters were flawed but relatable. I couldn‘t stop listening, not until I knew who was lying, and who was telling the truth. And the ending…was actually quite perfect. I highly recommend this to everyone…but especially to Jane Doe fans. Like that book, it has just the right amount of right to make the wrong feel totally justified.

Megabooks Going to see if my library has this! 2y
AudiobookingWithLeah @Megabooks They probably don't...I kind of covered it up...but it does have an "only on Audible" sash on it. It was totally worth the credit, though. 2y
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suvata
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• Read in July 2022 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 15 - Group P
#LMPBRound15GroupP

#StoryGraph: fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced
290 pages | first published 2022

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.

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I was reading my #LMPBC book when I realized I was surrounded by eight shades of blue. 😆

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akfreeborn
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Mehso-so

Another female revenge story. It was good but not great. Thought the “con” was a little slow in its execution. Liked the characters pretty well.

Eringogreen Agree about the con being slow 2y
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This one just didn‘t do it for me like The Last Flight did. It‘s a pretty flatlined book about revenge. No twists, no mysteries. Still written well though.

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tpixie
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Enjoying the con game!

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guinsgirlreads
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Book #3 for the weekend! 😎

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Redhead_reads
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“A good story can be seductive. Most people are inclined to believe one rather than examine the evidence piling up in front of them. But what they don‘t know is that no one is a reliable narrator. Reliable narrators don‘t exist.”

I love a good cat and mouse story, and a lovable con artist. The Lies I Tell delivers! I flew through this plot driven novel in 2 sittings & could hardly put it down! One of my most entertaining reads of the year.

tpixie Oh good! I just started it! 2y
tokorowilliamwallace Ah this could relate to my passage in Barthes about mythical concepts! 2y
MizzGraham Oooh, just added to the tbr 💛 2y
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EatSleepRead
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Quick, interesting read about a con artist and a reporter. More of a cat-and-mouse-scenario than a true thriller.

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FelinesAndFelonies
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I really liked The Last Flight. I thought Julie Clark's sophomore work was another great thriller. I enjoyed the characters & I love the way she writes. Several well-written twists. The Lives of the Meg & Kat overlapped well & the ending!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Monica5 It was so good. I didn't know who to believe! 2y
Reecaspieces @Monica5 I know! I loved the intricacies 2y
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