Lies She Told

by Cate Holahan

Quick take

When bodies begin to appear on the pages of her book as well as in Liza’s 'real’ life, will she be able to distinguish between what is actual reality and what is fiction?

Why I love it

Great authors 'œwrite what they know.' But when an author writes about murder, things can get a bit squirrely. In Lies She Told, the protagonist seeks to revive her literary career by writing a hot new thriller. But as the plot she writes begins to blur with her own life, the reader is left to sort out what’s true, and what are lies. After all, who doesn’t love a 'œbook within a book''”espec...


From the publisher:

Sometimes the truth is darker than fiction.

Liza Cole has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime, she’s struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into wr...

Member thoughts

46% Love
48% Like
5% Dislike
  • Carol O.

    Nashville, TN

    "Somewhat difficult reading at first with the characters and story line changing from one chapter to the other. Fascinating story line later!"

  • cara w.

    arkadelphia, AR

    "Found the ending a little frustrating, but thoroughly enjoyed the characters and dual plots."

  • Kathy R.

    Napa, CA

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and how the main character lived through the "made up" one. Fast read."

  • Danielle D.

    Ithaca, NY

    "I stayed up all night to read this book. I couldn't put it down!"

  • Kylee D.

    Rancho Cordova, CA

    "I found the transition between reality and fiction confusing at first, but it ultimately worked to effectively blur the lines between the two characters. I couldn't put this one down."

  • Suzanne D.

    Mount Laurel, NJ

    "Although it didn't take long to figure out the ending, there were some twists and turns."

  • Olga G.

    Bothell, WA

    "Holy... just... wow. So many plot twists that you don't really see coming... couldn't put this book down."

  • Katherine T.

    Minneapolis, MN

    "The book was a little predictable, but I loved the combination of having the story mixed in with the book."

  • Meredith L.

    Chicago, IL

    "Fun mystery... a lot of these are similar (female protagonists, mystery, etc.), but definitely a good read."

  • Rachel G.

    Brooklyn, NY

    "I LOVED this story within a story and the way the two stories converged. And the final twist was so satisfying. "

  • Steffanie R.

    Grand Rapids, MI

    "Enjoyed the back and forth and how it flowed. Kept me trying to remember who was doing what. "