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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 . . .
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.