The Lies I Tell; Julie Clark
Sourcebooks - 2022
After really enjoying this author's previous book: The Last Flight, I couldn't wait to try her latest thriller - I wasn't disappointed.
Meg Williams, is posing as a LA real estate agent selling high end properties. She's a con artist and has an agenda that has brought her to LA. Meg also her two other aliases as this isn't her first con job. Kat Roberts is a journalist who has been waiting for Meg to surface after 10+ years. She is ready to get friendly with Meg and then expose her and bring her down. At least initially Kat is determined to settle the score over something that happened a decade earlier. However, once Kat tracks Meg down and gets to know her better she begins to wonder whether she is the con artist she believed her to be or whether they are more alike than she could have ever imagined?
This is a fast-paced, twisty thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. Told from dual POVs in the past and present, this is a style that worked very well helping the reader understand why these women acted in the manner they did and why they felt that they had scores to settle. This author has a real talent for creating a propulsive story line that is difficult to put down once you begin reading. I also loved that her characters were fully fleshed making the reader feel like they knew everything there was to know about both women by the end of end of this novel. If you enjoy well written thrillers, be sure to check out everything this author has written. Highly recommended.
Rating - 4.5/5 stars