Book Review : The Better Liar by Tanen Jones
*Disclaimer : I received a free copy of this eBook in from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hey friends! Thank you for dropping by today. Below you will find my likes and dislikes for The Better Liar. Before that though, you will find a blurb provided by NetGalley. After all this, you’ll see my star rating. Enjoy!
From NetGalley :
“Like most of the dead, I want to be remembered.”
Robin Voigt is dead. If Leslie had arrived at her sister’s cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: She and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them together—or not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.
When she meets a charismatic young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin—and has every reason to leave her past behind—the two make a reckless bargain: Mary will impersonate Robin for a week in exchange for Robin’s half of the cash. But neither realizes how high the stakes will become when Mary takes a dead woman’s name. Even as Mary begins to suspect Leslie is hiding something, and Leslie realizes the stranger living in her house, babysitting her newborn son, and charming her husband has secrets of her own, Robin’s wild, troubled legacy threatens to eclipse them both.
An electric, twisted portrait of sisterhood and the ties that bind, The Better Liar is a stunning debut with a heart-stopping, twist-after-twist finale that will beg the question: How far would you go to get what’s yours?
My Thoughts :
What I liked –
- it felt like a bazaar true crime podcast or tv show that I really wanted to watch
- I hated to love most of the characters
- the struggle Leslie was revealed to be battling as a new mom felt so real, and heartbreaking
- Once I got into the meat of the story, I had a hard time putting it down…in fact, I stayed up until 2am reading
- This book proves that you never really know how much you know other people.
What I disliked –
- this book started super slow for me, and I almost didn’t finish it…but I”m so glad that I did!
- I would have liked to see a further epilogue from ‘Leslie and her husband…that felt like a total loose end.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and think you will to if you love a good true crime-ish novel.