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Lies by T.M Logan

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When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him. When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .

Review

Lies by T.M. Logan is a twisted psychological thriller about deception. At one point in the book, a character described the feeling that you’d get if one day you discovered a trapdoor under your carpet in the living room. That is the feeling I had when reading this book. The levels of deception were insane.

Joe Lynch saw something that he wasn’t supposed to. His intervention led to things spiraling out of control.  Soon, the stalking and framing started. Someone hacked his facebook account. Someone else is posting from another account to taunt Joe. Then he is seeing messages on his phone and laptop that nobody else sees. Someone seems to be out to get Joe and they were doing a pretty convincing job to make him look like the bad guy.

Joe’s life was disintegrating pretty fast that I was convinced that there was no way out. The lies kept piling up. There were so many secrets that it was hard to guess the truth. Due to all the lies, I didn’t like most of the characters except Joe and his son. Joe seemed like a regular guy just caught up in a bad situation. Although some of his actions were really frustrating making him appear weak and naïve.

Lies by T.M Logan is a book that I think fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy. It had mystery and tension to the last page. I felt like some parts were slow although this could have been because I was so tense and curious about how it would all end. I just needed to find out the truth… and fast! I loved the ending and couldn’t have predicted it. Deception being a main theme, I kept trying to guess the truth but couldn’t do it until the reveal. The story being told from Joe’s perspective made me feel like I was going through the nightmare with him. I made discoveries at the same time that he did and we were both shocked by the twist at the end.

This is the third book that I have read recently about cyber stalking. It made me think about the impact of sharing our personal lives online and how easily this could be used against us.

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17 comments on “Lies by T.M Logan

  1. Love the sound of this one and great to hear the ending was still unexpected ! Excellent review!

    • Diana
      May 12, 2017

      Thank you Inge. The ending for this one was perfect 🙂

  2. Deception is something I love to read about, and it sounds this book has a lot to offer on this side! I feel I could get totally immersed in this story! Fabulous review!

    • Diana
      May 12, 2017

      I also like the theme of deception in books. I think that you will enjoy this one Donna. Thanks 🙂

  3. Wonderful review Diana! This definitely sounds like my kind of read.😊

    • Diana
      May 15, 2017

      Glad to hear that.I hope that you will enjoy it if you decide to read it 🙂

  4. Annie
    May 12, 2017

    I love ti when you feel you’re right there with the characters 😀

    • Diana
      May 15, 2017

      I do too.This one was a bit frustrating since I disagreed with Joe’s decisions most of the time but I liked going through the experience with him 🙂

  5. Yvo
    May 13, 2017

    Great review! The cyber stalking topic definitely makes you think… This definitely sounds like a great read.

    • Diana
      May 15, 2017

      It was a great read. And yeah, cyber stalking being a real danger to all of us does really make one think about online security. I don’t know what I would do if that happened to me though.

      Thank you 🙂

  6. FictionFan
    May 13, 2017

    Great review! Cyber stalking is so scary – we all tend to be so careless about how much of our lives we put online…

    • Diana
      May 15, 2017

      I totally agree. Sometimes I wonder just how safe our accounts are even if we take all the necessary security precautions.

      Thank you 🙂

  7. thebookishlibra
    May 15, 2017

    Wonderful review. I had been on the fence about reading this book but definitely want to add it to my TBR now. I think about cyber stalking and online security a lot. Are we ever really safe online?

    • Diana
      May 15, 2017

      Its scary to even think about the issue. I can’t imagine someone taking over my social media accounts and using them against me. I don’t think that we are ever totally safe though.

      Thank you and I hope that you will decide to give the book a try 🙂

  8. Grab the Lapels
    May 22, 2017

    You mentioned Facebook. In what other ways is Joe stalked online? There are so many ways it can be done!

    • Diana
      May 22, 2017

      someone accessed his account and posted as him. People bullied him online at some point and they kept sharing his photos and using them to bully him. For instance; when he was taken in for questioning, someone uploaded the pic saying that he was convicted. It was just different things but a lot happened on social media.

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