Book Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Posted April 15, 2015 by Melissa in Book Review | 12 Comments

Book Review: The Liar by Nora RobertsTitle: The Liar
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin
Publication date: April 14th 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Length: 512 Pages
Source: Publisher
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

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 …

Book Quotes:

“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.”

My Thoughts:

Purrfect Elements:

  • 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.

Final Thoughts:

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 🙂

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the bestselling author of more than 210 novels with more than 500 million copies of her books in print. Her books regularly debut at the top of all four New York Times fiction bestseller lists (hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, e-book) and she has more than half a million fans on Facebook

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12 responses to “Book Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

  1. I saved your review until after I’d finished the book, and I agree that Nora is a go-to. I think she’s my favorite author. Griff was awesome. If there’s a real one out there, I hope we find each other. And Shelby was classy and honorable. But yes, the mystery was predicable and disappointing.
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  2. I love Nora Roberts, but there are some of her suspense books that I’ve found a little too. . . graphic isn’t quite the word, and I’m not sure what is. So actually, I’m fine with one that’s a little less suspenseful now and then! And Griff sounds wonderful. I’m on the hold list at the library. . . SLOOOWLY working my way down from #83 on a whopping 10 books. (They need more copies!) I think I’m at #77 now. Yeah, it’ll be a while!
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