Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin
Publication date: April 14th 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Length: 512 Pages
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The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Collector.
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.
Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …
“Oh,” she said. “I’ve got to say, Griff, I’m a complicated, twisted-up mess of a thing right now.”
“I fix things, Red. It’s what I do.”
“You’ve got stars in your eyes.” Emma Kate patted his arm.
“That’s okay, I can see fine through them. They just brighten things up.”
“Sort of hated to kill the briars. They added a little “Sleeping Beauty” to the place.”
- Nora Roberts is one of my “Go to” authors. I have yet to read one of her books that I didn’t enjoy. The Liar follows predictable patterns and and is a smooth easy read.
- Shelby is a really likable character – she shows such amazing inner strength in the face of what would appear to be an insurmountable obstacle and she does it with such class. One can’t help but like and respect her.
- The secondary characters really make this story. Shelby has an amazingly supportive family. Her parents, grandparents and siblings are all wonderful in their own right…and put together add up to quite the loving ensemble.
- Griffin…Griffin…Griffin! Could this man be any more perfect? He’s almost, but not quite, too good to be true. The way he interacted with Callie…made me swoon 🙂
Less than Purrfect Elements:
- The suspense part of the story left a little to be desired. It was a bit slow moving and never really built up as much as I’d hoped.
- The ending was a little too predictable…though still enjoyable.
Although this one didn’t completely wow me, it was still a great read. I love Nora Roberts – her books all feel like a big warm hug at the end 🙂