Lies by T. M. Logan
Published by Bonnier Books Ltd
Published on September 11, 2018
T. M. Logan delivers a somewhat twisty thriller in Lies. A story within a story, Lies follows Joe as he tries work his way through a web of lies created by those closest to him. An altercation between Joe and Ben leaves Ben lying unconscious in a hotel parking lot. Joe makes a quick decision when his you son has an asthma attack with no inhaler to be found. A decision he quickly regrets when he returns to the hotel and Ben has disappeared.
While this story was quick paced and flowed rather naturally, the ending wasn’t entirely surprising. If you consider yourself to be much of a sleuth, you’ll probably have worked your way to the answer quicker than the main character. And once you get there, to the ending, it becomes rather annoying just how the truth unfolds.
The story spent so much time leading you up to the truth, that when it finally does come it seems rather rushed. That said, the pieces fit together and if you’re looking for a quick read, Lies may just work for you.
I did appreciate the use of social media context throughout, which correlates to our society today, making the story feel more real. There was absolutely nothing wrong with T. M. Logan’s writing and there certainly were no holes in the plot, just a bit of a letdown in the final chapters.