Lies by T.M. Logan–Review


When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .

Review: 3 stars

Lies was an interesting mystery novel. It was paced kind of slowly, but had me feeling like a detective all along the way. The book wasn’t necessarily a page turner, but it was a fun murder mystery. This book started off really well and grabbed me right away. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. As event continued to unfold I found myself more and more intrigued.

I like the characters. Joe was a trusting husband and a good father who didn’t deserve any of this, which made the book so relatable. He wasn’t a bad guy. This was a story that felt like it could happen absolutely anyone. Just a regular Joe-Schmoe. I found myself not trusting Mel and questioning the motives of all the characters. This book kept me guessing all throughout the whole thing.

The plot kept me interested. At one point I felt sure that I knew what the plot twist would be, and how the book was going to end. I was so wrong. I did not see the twist coming at all and the ending was completely unexpected for me. I always love when a mystery novel isn’t predictable, and I was so far off with what I believed was going to happen.

The writing was really good. I went searching for other novels written by T.M. Logan and was completely shocked to find out that this was his first novel. I would be interested to following his writing career. This is a great debut novel, so I would love to see more books from T. M. Logan. This book is a great way to start a writing career.

I received an ARC in the mail from Berkley publishing and also a copy from Netgalley.

3 thoughts on “Lies by T.M. Logan–Review

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  1. Thanks for the great review!

    I am always a little bit wary of mystery novels because I need to be surprised. Predictable books are boring books to me. There is no point to a mystery if I can guess the culprit right off of the bat. But, thanks to your review, I think that I would like this one! I definitely appreciate a good plot twist and a mystery that can make me feel like a proper detective.


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