Monday, August 6, 2018

Book #Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Book Title: The Liar
Author:  Nora Roberts |WebsiteFacebook|
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: ebook
Cost: $ 0
Pages: 512
How I got it: Borrowed From Library
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
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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 …
I recently joined the slew of people using the library ebook and audiobook app, and it's been making my life so much easier. I now don't have to buy the kindle versions of physical books so I can get them read.  I checked out a few by Nora Roberts as I'm trying to get more of her books read, currently, I have 70 unread books by her.   I clicked on this and figured I would sample the first chapter then return it if I wasn't hooked, yeah I very quickly finished it.

I was beyond fascinated by this story and the terrible tragedy that befell Shelby and her young daughter. As she learned just how terrible it truly was I was beyond intrigued, wondering if her husband was CIA undercover or if he was just a grifter who got caught in the end.  And I just needed to keep reading once the story really got going.

I fell in love with Shelby's daughter Callie, she was fun, funny, and like all kids at that age way more honest than any of the adults expected. She was such a sassy kid, I just loved it.  Shelby did a great job raising her daughter despite her husband and that became even more clear as the story progressed.

This is a mystery suspense so I can't go into too much detail without ruining it, but going home for Shelvy was the best plan.  here she had family and friends to fall back on and when things start to really boil up they are her greatest resources and backup.  Being home helped her recover from her loss, and grow into a better version of herself. Being there made her open her eyes to much about her past and which she struggled with letting go of her mistake you totally understood.  I laughed a bit reading this book, fell in love with her family especially her mom and her gran who were truly hilarious.  I enjoyed her realtionship with her brothers and that her family was still toghter and that happy relationships were her model.

Griff Lott is her best friend's boyfriend's best friend and one of the most stable and amazing male characters I've read in a while. He's not native to the area and his move here coincides with Shelby's changes as well.  I love watching their relationship develop and bloom because Griff was such a straight shooter and told Shelby what his plans were and gave her the chance to slow them down or even put them to a complete stop. And I love him for it. I loved that he called her on her bullshyt when she started to use excuses and that he got along with her family. I loved his relationship with Callie.

I loved the pacing of the novel, which combined the growth of the relationship, the development of the characters and of course the unfolding of the mystery.  I really loved how it ended, which is the way it started, like we were peeking into Shelby's life and that her story goes on even though we aren't reading it.
I really enjoyed how much it kept me anxious to know who was stalking them, who hired the PI, what truly happened all those years ago. I was glued to the pages, and so I highly recommend it.  Happy Reading my loves, 

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