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Lies She Told
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.


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.”
―Library Journal

Engrossing…Holahan keeps the suspense high…until the surprising denouement.”
―Publishers Weekly

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

"Lies She Told had me questioning my own sanity…The best kind of suspense…An excellent and compelling psychological read!"
―Susan Crawford, bestselling author of The Pocket Wife and The Other Widow

"Intricate, intense, and completely sinister―the talented Cate Holahan keeps you guessing until the final disturbing page."
―Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Say No More

“Brilliantly conceived, chillingly conveyed, Lies She Told is a mind-bender of a novel within a novel, with a story that is both gut-wrenching and compulsively readable. Cate Holahan is one of the best psychological suspense writers out there, and she’s only getting better. Read her.”
―Brad Parks, Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Award-winning author of Say Nothing

"This was a thriller I couldn't put down...Bravo!"
―Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before

"A page-turner of the top order, cleverly conceived, brilliantly executed and impossible to put down. Cate Holahan has proven herself a master of psychological suspense…This mind-bending tale of jealousy, love, and revenge should be at the top of everyone’s summer reading list."
―Allison Leotta, author of The Last Good Girl

"Wow. Just wow. As soon as you think you've figured it out, Cate Holahan hits you with a twist you did. Not. See. Coming…A taut story."
―Alexia Gordon, award-winning author of Murder in G Major and Death in D Minor

“[A] masterpiece.…Lies She Told is guaranteed to make Cate Holahan a household name.”
―Joe Clifford, author of the Jay Porter thriller series

"A chilling story…Cate Holahan keeps you guessing―and turning the pages―right to the end."
―Patrick Lee, NYT bestselling author of the Sam Dryden and Travis Chase trilogies
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