Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: The Girl Who Lied

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

Title: The Girl Who Lied
Author: Sue Fortin
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Genre: Psychological Suspense/Thriller
Recommended If You Like: secrets from the past, family drama, twists and turns

The Book:

Erin has been brought back to her hometown, a place she swore she'd never return to, by a family emergency. But her return has also brought her back in close contact with Roisin, her former friend, and Roisin says she knows the secret from her past Erin is desperate to hide.

What I Liked:

Books about secrets from the past are inherently intriguing to me. Fortin does a good job of interweaving information through flashbacks and character discoveries.

Erin is also a strong character, who goes on a compelling journey to find herself and her connection to her family again. The romance that begins to blossom between her and another character is one I definitely rooted for.

Anything I Didn't Like?

I was able to call a lot of the bigger twists a long time before they happened. It seemed to me like the clues that were planted were just too obvious most of the time.

The ending also seemed way too pat for a book with the kind of story lines this one has.


This isn't a bad book, and it's not a great one. It's a quick read, and a suspenseful one, but I wish it wasn't quite so predictable.

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