Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.

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Beth says 4.5 Stars...
All I can say is dang. I loved the idea and most of the execution of this book. The first person narrative worked extremely well; it really felt as thought Micah was speaking to you. The most interesting thing was how Micah lied. After I finished the book I still wasn't sure what had happened because I didn't know if I had ever been told the truth. I loved that feeling, although it was a bit unsatisfying. Some lies were just so outlandish that I almost began to think that they were true. The characters were well done, but also skewed because the information was all coming from Micah. That wasn't a bad thing at all, but something to be aware of. They started out as stereotypical, but became a good deal more rounded by the end of the novel. I liked the characters of Micah's parents, but the problem with them was that my perception of them kept changing depending on what lie Micah was telling at the moment. I just can't really express how fascinating having a liar for a narrator was. I love to be kept guessing and I certainly was. The only thing that I think is a little bit weak is the plot. I wasn't the biggest fan of the murder mystery; it wasn't quite suspenseful enough to serve the purpose of creating a thriller. The plot then jumped around a great deal and lost some of the continuity, although a large portion of that was due to Micah attempting to give background information on her life and family. Overall, this book was well done with a unique concept. If you want something straight forward look elsewhere, but if you're looking for something that will constantly challenge your brain and what you think to be true, then pick this one up right away.


Rhiannon Hart said...

Reading this right now so I'm glad you liked it!

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