The Good Lie by A.R. Torre

Published: July 20, 2021

Thomas & Mercer

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A. R. Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Two of her books have been optioned for film, and her books have been translated in nine different languages, in over twenty countries. Alessandra is a self-publishing advocate and speaks frequently to universities, conventions and author groups. She has an educational writing course available, and is releasing a lifestyles app for women.

“There was calamity ahead—I just had no idea what it would look like.”

Dr. Gwen Moore offers therapy to those who harbor potentially violent tendencies. She has a client list of could be killers. Robert Kavin is a defense attorney who has spent his career defending those who are guilty. After his son became victim six to the BH killer, something shifted inside of him. When a teenage boy shows up after being missing, everyone has questions. The answers might lead to more people turning up dead.

Oof. This was pretty intense from the start. I enjoyed that the take-off was quick and that the momentum held strong throughout the book. A.R. Torre is one hell of a storyteller, and the pace of this tale is lighting fast.

I enjoyed Gwen as a character, and I found her questioning herself as a professional added a lot to the plot. Robert was a dynamic character who seemed off from the start, considering everything he had been through.

I enjoyed the psychology throughout this novel. Just when you think you know where the story is going, it veers in another direction and leaves you with whiplash. There were some intense twists that I didn’t see coming.

I loved that the build-up to who did what is so convoluted that you genuinely don’t know which way to learn from chapter to chapter. The trails are so messy and intertwined, and everyone is guilty of something.

This is also one of the most bizarre love stories I have ever read. The toxicity and emotional baggage is almost overwhelming. There are moments when you will identify with the characters and moments when you will stare at the pages in utter confusion.

This is a fast-paced, deviously dark, twisted ride from start to finish. And I highly recommend it.

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