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The Lies I Tell

A Novel

by Julie Clark

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The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark
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    Jun 2022, 320 pages

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  • Barbara E. (Rockville, MD)
    The Lies I Tell
    The Lies I Tell is a truly surprising book. The tale is told from two perspectives that of Kat and Meg, women whose lives have been entangled for 10 years. Meg is a con artist and one phone call from her to Kat led to great trauma. At the beginning of the novel it appears as if Kat, a reporter, is stalking Meg, but as the story progresses, the cat and mouse game becomes more muddled. Who is Meg really conning? Who is lying? The conclusion of the book is truly surprising. This is a real page turner of a story. I highly recommend The Lies I Tell.
  • Candace F. (Lincoln, NE)
    One of the Best
    I loved Julie Clark's book "The Flight" and have been anxiously anticipating her new book. I was so excited when I was selected to receive an ARC of this book. It certainly didn't disappoint. Clark weaves an intricate web that pulls you in at the start. The characters of Meg and Kat are so well developed I felt like I knew them personally. Clark is a genius developing the plot of this story bringing down powerful, corrupt men and justice or the innocent victims. My first thought after reading the book was "Robin Hood". My second thought was, "I wish I could read this book again for the first time". Julie Clark, keep them coming! You are at the top of my fav list!
  • Patty S. (Towson, MD)
    Will Keep You Guessing
    Whew! I am a fan of psychological thrillers in general, but this one was over the top. Every time I thought I knew where the plot was going... Bam! Nope! What happens when revenge becomes a life goal? We see how it plays out in the lives of two women, Meg and Kat, who are determined to achieve their goals. Julie Clark has written a brilliant page-turner of a story I could not put down.
  • Beth M. (New York, NY)
    A first rate thriller you can't put down!
    Wow. Julia Clark has done it again. I was so excited I got to read an early reader copy. I will be recommending this book to my book club and all my friends. What made this book so great were the two main characters. Meg and Kat were both smart, cunning and complex women. Who will succeed in their 'cat and mouse" game. Is Meg really a monster or just a woman seeking revenge? Does Kat get to redeem herself? Who really is the con? Can they really be friends? I read this book late into the night. It's just that good. What a wild ride.
  • Susanna K. (Willow Street, PA)
    Captivating
    From the very first page, I was immediately captivated!! The story of two women, Meg and Kat, each had reasons leading up to how they wanted to live their lives. It is hard to put it down but take a break to absorb what you've read. With the twists and turns to their stories the reader might favor one woman over the other…. but…. "Are things always what they seem?" The ending depends on your interruption of what exactly is happy ever after!!! All that being said… I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
  • John A. (Austin, TX)
    Suspenseful, psychological thriller.
    The Lies I Tell is a fascinating story about an avenger con artist and a journalist who is also on a mission of revenge. The story is superbly told with lots of twists and turns, and it is a fast, fun read. It is one of the most enjoyable books that I have read over the past few years.
  • Rebecca Holliman
    Excellent Psychological Thriller
    This excellent thriller moves between the viewpoints of two protagonists, one a con artist and the other a journalist, who pit themselves against each other in a cat and mouse game that spans decades. The ever-changing perceptions that each character has about the other parallel the reader's view of the two women as the story progresses. The motives of all the characters slip and slide in a constantly shifting prism as the story unwinds: who are the good guys and who are the bad guys here? Who is telling the truth? Who is conning whom?

    I found the characters believable, and the twists and turns keep the tension running strong as the novel unfolds. This novel is a lot of fun to read and also raises important questions about money, power, revenge, and justice in modern America.

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