Monday, April 6, 2015
C.L Taylor's "The Lie"
In the book world of psychological thrillers, it's a bit hard to stand out. "The Lie" by C.L. Taylor (being released April 23, 2015) is a bright orange flame against a starless night sky! It is like reading two books in one. There is a mysterious past full of broken friendships, secrets, and death. The present is full of new relationships and a full, happy life, yet the intense, growing menace of having that current happiness be ripped away at any second. Taylor's extremely phenomenal character development mixed with story telling skills makes this a gripping read. Twist and turns will have you second guessing what you think will happen and have you scrambling to turn the page for more!
This book explores the theme of "does your past define your future". Something I think everyone has thought about at one time or another. It has you thinking about your past and present friendships, and the labels we put on people, even those who are our friends. It also explores the mystery (even to me) of female friendships- emotions and displays of competitiveness, jealousy, resentment and anger mixed with shows of love, kindness, sympathy and support. The small, close knit group of women who you "trust with your life" may turn out to be the people you can't trust at all...