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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

REVIEW: State of Lies by Siri Mitchell @tlcbooktours @ThomasNelson @SiriMitchell

State of Lies 
by Siri Mitchell 

Thank you TLC Book Tours and Thomas Nelson for this copy.  

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish Date: August 13, 2019
368 Pages
Genres: Contemporary, Domestic Suspense

Georgie Brennan may be a world-class quantum physicist, but she grapples with life as a single mother after her husband is killed. When she receives a message from beyond the grave, it leads her to question the details of her husband’s death.

As she follows the clues he left behind, her discoveries increasingly implicate those closest to her. When her father is nominated as the new United States Secretary of Defense, she must uncover the truth before his confirmation hearing—even as the same people who killed her husband are now after her. Nothing is at is seems. Lies are truth; enemies are friends. Even her child is at risk. As every possibility but one disappears, Georgie may find herself to be the antithesis of everything she’s thought herself to be.

My Review:

I'm usually not the *biggest* fan of political thrillers and if you aren't either, don't worry - this (to me) felt less political and more domestic suspense with a touch of military/political UH-OH!  Also, I was surprised to find this is also considered Christian fiction.  I'm not a religious person and don't mind some in a book but I never would've guessed as faith is barely touched within these pages.  I'm not complaining by any means - I had a lot of fun with this read.

It's a story that's familiar to me so I wasn't particularly surprised by any of the twists - though one part at the end was a little bit of a surprise (thank you - I do love that sordid twisty surprise).  It's fast paced, easily a binge read and I absolutely love Sam and Alice (not even main characters, fyi).  

One thing I noticed is that there were some name mix ups during a couple of scenes that had me a bit puzzled but I'm sure this will be fixed in the final copy and it didn't deter from the enjoyability of the storyline. 

Weirdly I'm at a loss for words but I can tell you that I would recommend this read.  There may be some things that seem familiar in terms of story line and not being much of a surprise for avid thriller readers.  However, I found this read compulsive and easily got through it in a few hours.  Wouldn't it be nice if instead of dying, we went through worm holes? Or would it???


1 comment:

  1. This feels like an episode of Scandal, I love it! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours