Put any variation of the word lie in a title and you’ve got my attention. I like reading about lies. Lies are usually told out of desperation to conceal dirty little secrets. Dark, tasty little tidbits that the characters would rather keep hidden. Makes for an interesting plot that can go any number of directions.
That’s why it’s one of my buzz words when looking for reading material. I immediately start thinking, “What’s the lie about? What crimes will the truth reveal? How will it impact the characters’ lives? What will they do to keep the lie a secret?”
So when I see the word lie, I expect something juicy. In this book, the main character did tell a lie – just not one that impressed me. I guessed the lie early in and only kept reading because I was sure there was a twist, something that would impress me. It never happened.
Maybe it was due to the culture difference – the book is set in Ireland. Maybe what’s shocking over there is simply run of the mill over here. Or maybe I’m just spoiled and being too harsh. Either way, I found this book pretty disappointing, and at times, the writing annoying. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 on whole point rating systems.