Monday, January 28, 2019

Review: The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic

The Liar's Room
by Simon Lelic

Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Two liars. One room. No way out.

Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a therapist and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But when a young man, Adam Geraghty, walks into her office, claiming he needs Susanna's help but asking unsettling questions, she begins to fear that her secret has been discovered.

Who is Adam, really? What does he intend to do to Susanna?

And what has he done to her daughter?

Kritters Thoughts:  In a book that takes place not only in one day, but in an afternoon during a counseling session these two people will come to terms with things that happened in the past and how they are both involved with all of it.

Susanna Fenton is a counselor.  She has a secret that she is trying to keep under wraps and has done a lot of things to keep it quiet.  Adam Geraghty comes to a counseling session with her and needs her help to deal with issues that came from his past.  

I read this book in one day in two sittings.  It is such a page turning book that I warn not to start it until you are ready to sit and read the whole thing!  The book just keeps you locked in until you have to know how these two are connected and then how things will get solved.  

As with my review of most mystery thrillers I will have to keep it short and simple and say this one has become one of my favorites.  I loved the writing, the plot and how it was constructed to take place in such a short amount of time - it all worked so well.

This was my first reading of Simon Lelic and after finishing I had to go see what was of his backlist.  He has quite a few, have you read anything else by him, where should I go next?

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 3 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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