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Book Review: The Good Liar


The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie– When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered.

A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she stood on the street and witnessed it going down, with her husband and best friend inside. Kate, now living thousands of miles away, fled the disaster and is hoping that her past won’t catch up with her. And Franny, a young woman in search of her birth mother, watched the horror unfold on the morning news, knowing that the woman she was so desperate to reconnect with was in the building.

Now, despite the marks left by the tragedy, they all seem safe. But as its anniversary dominates the media, the memories of that terrifying morning become dangerous triggers. All these women are guarding important secrets. Just how far will they go to keep them?

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Thoughts: This is a book about lies- so many lies. There were so many lies told by so many characters that it was nearly too much to keep of while reading. The story revolves mainly around 3 women- Cecily, Kaitlyn, and Franny- whose stories are connected in more ways than they thought. It all begins with a tragedy but things aren’t always as they seem. All 3 characters have major secrets they are protecting and those secrets affect everyone around them. 

This is a psychological thriller that takes more twists and turns than a roller coaster. The characters- love them or hate them- are very well written and their actions stayed true to the character throughout that book. For the purpose of this book it seemed less important to like the characters and in fact I enjoyed the book more because I despised 2 of them! I knew very early on who was going to be the villain of this story but I didn’t see the magnitude of the twists that were coming. The ending was satisfying and most of the loose threads were tied up. 

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