What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch sees his wife enter an underground car park in the middle of the day, he’s intrigued enough to follow her down. And when he sees her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he naturally goes to her defence – and doesn’t for a minute believe the accusations Ben makes against her. It’s pure misfortune that, just as the clash becomes violent and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s son has an asthma attack, and Joe has to take him to safety.
An ordinary day and an impulsive decision and before he realises it, Joe’s life is turned completely upside down.
When Joe sees his wife enter an underground car park, he follows her down and spots her in a heated conversation with family friend Ben. When later Joe confronts Ben, Ben is knocked unconscious. Unfortunately, Joe’s son has an asthma attack and Joe chooses to head home to get his son his medication. When he returns to the car park, Ben and his car have disappeared and things start to go horribly wrong for Joe.
This is one tense psychological thriller as Joe suddenly finds himself tangled up into a murder enquiry and it seems nobody can be trusted. You can’t help but root for Joe. He’s just an ordinary man with an ordinary life but he’s happy until he realises his whole life is built on a lie.
This book had me hooked from the start. I thought I had it figured out and I was close but not close enough. True to its genre, there are many twists and turns along the way.
The underlying tension throughout the story is positively nailbiting and the action builds up nicely as Joe races against the clock. The scariest part was the knowledge that one seemingly innocent decision can make your life spin out of control in a split second. It will also make you think twice about social media and smartphones.
Lies is a fast-paced psychological thriller, a true page-turner and it will keep you gripped from start to finish. A fabulous debut by T.M. Logan and I look forward to his next offering!
Lies is available now.