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Sunday, January 13, 2019

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic @Simon_Lelic @berkleypub

The Liar's Room 
by Simon Lelic

Thanks so much to Berkley Publishing for this review copy and my stop on the blog tour.

Publisher: Berkley Pub
Publish Date: January 15, 2019
352 Pages
Genres: Suspense, Thriller

Two liars. One room. No way out.
Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a therapist and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But when a young man, Adam Geraghty, walks into her office, claiming he needs Susanna's help but asking unsettling questions, she begins to fear that her secret has been discovered.

Who is Adam, really? What does he intend to do to Susanna?

And what has he done to her daughter?

My Review:

A story that crosses the span of only a few hours.  Susanna, a counselor, has no idea that new patient Adam has quite the issues to bring up with her.  Very quickly this escalates into a what the actual hell is going on here type of read. 

Flashing back and forth to Susanna's past, Adam and Susanna's lives intertwine together in a way that surprises us all. There's a tension that is built from the first page throughout the read that is palpitating.  It's truly hard to discuss much of anything without spoiling the book so I'm going to keep this vague and short.

Secrets never remain secrets.  You never know what is going on in someone else's head and why they take the actions that they do.  Word matter.  Actions matter.  I absolutely loved how this story increasingly gets a little bit crazier and crazier.  I was a teeny bit underwhelmed with the ending after such a big build up.  At the same time, it also seems suiting, so I'm torn with how I felt about it.

Lelic really accentuates the tension between Adam and Susanna and that is what will keep you turning these pages.  A one sit read for me.


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