[BOOKS] ✸ The Better Liar ⚦ Tanen Jones – Affordable-pos.info

The Better Liar When A Woman Conceals Her Sister S Death To Claim Their Joint Inheritance, Her Deception Exposes A Web Of Dangerous Secrets In This Addictive New Thriller For Fans Of Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, And Paula Hawkins Like Most Of The Dead, I Want To Be Remembered Robin Voigt Is Dead If Her Sister Leslie Had Arrived At Her Cramped Las Vegas Apartment Just Hours Earlier, This Would Have Been Their First Reunion In A Decade In The Years Since Robin Ran Away From Home As A Teenager, Leslie Has Stayed In New Mexico, Taking Care Of Their Dying Father, Even As She Began Building A Family Of Her Own But When Their Father Passed Away, Leslie Received A Rude Awakening She And Robin Would Receive The Inheritance He Left Them Together Or Not At All Now Her Half Of The Money May Be Beyond Her Grasp And Unbeknownst To Anyone, Even Her Husband, Leslie Needs It DesperatelyWhen She Meets A Charismatic Young Woman Who Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To Robin And Has Every Reason To Leave Her Past Behind The Two Make A Reckless Bargain Mary Will Impersonate Robin For A Week In Exchange For Robin S Half Of The Cash But Neither Realizes How High The Stakes Will Be When Mary Takes A Dead Woman S Name Even As Mary Begins To Suspect Leslie Is Hiding Something, And Leslie Realizes The Stranger Living In Her House, Babysitting Her Newborn Son, And Charming Her Husband Has Secrets Of Her Own, Robin S Wild, Troubled Legacy Threatens To Eclipse Them BothAn Electric, Twisted Portrait Of Sisterhood And The Ties That Bind, The Better Liar Is A Stunning Debut With A Heart Stopping, Twist After Twist Finale That Will Beg The Question How Far Would You Go To Get What S Yours Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI would not put Tanen Jones on par with Gillian Flynn, but I will admit that there is definite appeal there for that audience if the reader is inclined to be forgiving THE BETTER LIAR is a debut novel, and with comparisons to authors such as Megan Abbott and Gillian Flynn in the blurb, seems to be setting itself to some pretty high standards, which can sometimes lead to disappointment I personally thought the story was reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith, but I get why they went with Flynn Flynn sells copies than Highsmith these days, and that s what publishers want Warm bodies, reading their twisted mysteries about cold ones.THE BETTER LIAR is about a woman named Leslie who came from a troubled and dysfunctional family She has just found out that her young sister, Robin, is dead, but cannot claim her inheritance without her sister there beside her to claim it in tandem Luckily, she meets and ends up becoming friendly with a woman named Mary who could be a deadringer for her sister a younger, healthier, less crazy version of her sister, that is.The two women work together to hammer out the scam, and Mary comes home with Leslie to meet her perfect husband and perfect child, but as Mary becomes involved with the life that Robin left behind, Leslie soon realizes that her little plan might not have been as clever as she thought Especially when old, dark secrets long buried rise back up to the light.I can t say much about the book than that without MAJOR SPOILERS but there are definitely Highsmith vibes vibes from multiple books of hers, not just a single one, including, perhaps THE PRICE OF SALT Honestly, this is probably the type of book where you re better off going in cold The suspense was well done and I thought the writing was great The book just fell apart a little bit in the last act, with an ending that I frankly found very confusing and abrupt There was one really good twist but I personally didn t feel like the author did as much with it as she could.If you re a fan of mysteries featuring dysfunctional heroines and family secrets, THE BETTER LIAR is a great book Just don t go into it expecting the next Gillian Flynn It s a well crafted mystery and would probably make for a great movie or TV show, but the plotting is not quite on that level yet Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 3.5 to 4 stars Are you ready for a mind bending, psychological, surprising new novel that full of lies, brain storming exhaustion, WTH just I read, what kind of end this themes Come on I slap the characters but instead of characters slapped me this time because I was way too na ve and lost my spider senses for consuming too much stress nails They weren t my own thankfully but paramedics who pumped my stomach had different thoughts Okay 4 big stars and this is one of the greatest books of upcoming year Three POVs of book are completely secretive, mysterious, batshit crazy women POVS ARE ONE SISTER DEAD SISTER AND FAKE SISTEROne sister a.k.a Leslie looks for Robin a.k.a dead sister for their joint inheritance because two of them should meet at the lawyer s office to sign the papers to take their shares and upss when one of them left the world forever, this could turn into an impossible task At last Leslie didn t take her sister with her everywhere, pretending she is alive by putting glasses on her face and taking an adventure like Weekend At Bernie s That s an entertaining comedy concept, but we re dealing with really serious psychological thriller As Leslie finds her sister passed away from drug overdose, she randomly meets Mary at the parking lot and asks her act like her sister in exchange half of the inheritance share This beginning is a little questionable for me because how could you find anyone reminds of your sister in one day and even if you re miserable and hopeless, how could you ask something to a shady stranger who became shadier as we learn about her story This beginning made me cut my points But as I resume my reading and learn about back stories, motives, character analysis so many pieces of puzzle fit with each other Pacing a little slow but it is still intriguing and fitted well with mysterious and foggy atmosphere the three women created with their stories and their lies Three of them competing each other to distort the truth but finally only of one can win One of them is only dead, so we have two competitors I didn t expect the final APPLAUSE APPLAUSE HURRAY SCORE So satisfying, epic and memorable ending I was about to give five stars just because of the final parts of the book But I still had some connecting issues with characters I understand their struggles, problems, wrongdoings for surviving But it didn t mean I liked them First time, they were the ones who slapped me by dropping the bomb in my lap This was highly recommendable, not entertaining mostly disturbing but very smartly written reading for me.Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group Ballantine for sharing this amazing ARC COPY in exchange my honest review and Tanen Jones for creating this remarkable story. I loved this book Wow All the stars for this fantastic debut This book puts the W in WTF I mean this is one twisted domestic thriller Honestly one of my favorite books I have read this year.Your sister Robin has been missing for 10 years She ran away from home when she was 16 and is now living in Las Vegas Leslie is the good sister staying with her ailing father until he passes away Catering to his every need as your sister Robin is in sin city doing god knows what You also find the time to care for your family Then your father springs it to you on his deathbed that his money will be split between you and Robin The kicker is Robin has to come back home to claim the money or neither of you can claim your half No problem, Leslie packs her bags, heads to Vegas She finally locates Robin, but Robin is dead While staring down at Robin s dead body rotting away in a rental home in Las Vegas Leslie decides to walk away She leaves her sister to rot in Las Vegas with her identity basically being a Jane Doe as she was not going by her true name after she left home Then she finds someone to pretend they are her sister to claim the money.now that is some sisterly love right there WowI am going to leave that right there You could have gotten that from the book blurb and I don t want to spoil anything This one is best to go in blind because hang on to your hats peoplethis book was one I couldn t put down I loved this dark, twisted thriller right from the start I mean, think how disturbing it is that someone could leave their sister in another state and not report them dead Left her there to rotaloneIt only gets twisted from there Thank you so much to Random House Publising Ballantine for this fantastic ARC. Did I stay up half the night last because I was unable to put this down Yes Do I regret it Nope Would I read any book that Kim It s All About The Thrill recommends to me Yes Follow her, friend her, and follow her blogshe s awesome This book is full of twists, turns, red herrings and misdirection and even as I was able to work out the biggest one there was still so much to gasp over as this awesome story climbed and climbed to it s satisfying conclusion.Thank you to Tanen Jones, Random House Publishing Group Ballantine, and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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