A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2017
SEPT. BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.
Liza Cole has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime, she’s struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth.Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she sets out to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes it, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the East River.Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the same river and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder.
Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.
Praise For LIES SHE TOLD
“A suffocating double nightmare…‘To be a writer is to be a life thief.’”
―Kirkus STARRED review
“Recommended for anyone who enjoys Paula Hawkins or Gillian Flynn, primarily because it’s better.”
“Engrossing…Holahan keeps the suspense high…until the surprising denouement.”
“A swift and intriguing psychological thriller heavy with surprises.”
―Foreword Reviews STARRED review
“If you can only pick one psychological thriller to read this fall, it needs to be Holahan’s Lies She Told…”
―RT Book Reviews
“Pure, binge-worthy entertainment…readers looking for an addictive, layered suspense novel will feel right at home in Holahan's world.”
―Crime by the Book