Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Release Day! The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley ~ My Thoughts #TheLiarsChild

Happy Release Day!!


Congrats Carla
on the release today of
The Liar's Child!

The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley
Print and e-book, 288 pages
Published March 12, 2019 by Ballantine Books

In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller's pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

On the outskirts of North Carolina's Outer Banks sits the Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call the place "home"--and neighbors are seldom neighborly. It's ideal for Sara Lennox, who moved there to escape a complicated past--and even her name--and rebuild a new life for herself under the radar. But Sara cannot help but notice the family next door, especially twelve-year-old Cassie and five-year-old Boon. She hears rumors and whispers of a recent tragedy slowly tearing them apart.

When a raging storm threatens then slams the coastal community, Sara makes a quick, bold decision: Rescue Cassie and Boon from the storm and their broken home--without telling a soul. But this seemingly noble act is not without consequences. Some lethal.

Carla Buckley crafts a richly rewarding psychological portrait, combining a heart-wrenching family drama with high-stakes suspense, as the lives of three characters intertwine in an unforgettable story of fury, fate--and redemption.

My thoughts about The Liar's Child ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"It wasn't as though anyone came right out and said it in so many words. That wasn't how small towns worked. No, it was mostly raised eyebrows, grunted half sentences." 

This was my first book by Carla Buckley so I wasn't sure what to expect going in. The synopsis of the book sounded intriguing and I've kind of been on a psychological thriller kick lately. This one was definitely one that held my interest, with great characters and lots of suspense and drama.

Cassie and Boon stole my heart as they are trying to get by, after recently losing their mother and with a father who is working hard to keep the family together. Sara is just trying to survive and possibly escape the life that she has been dropped into. All sorts of secrets and lies keep the story rushing at the reader. Who to believe and what is the truth?

"The secret, he explained, to lying successfully was to stick to the truth as much as possible."

I really enjoyed The Liar's Child and I look forward to reading more of Buckley's stories.

I received The Liar's Child from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

About the author

Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley is the internationally bestselling author of The Good Goodbye, The Deepest Secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Wharton School of Business, and currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She serves on the board of the International Thriller Writers as Vice President, Awards and is at work on her next novel.
 ~ Goodreads

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1 comment:

  1. I love psychological thrillers. My sister loves to vacation at the Outer Banks. I should get this book for us to share!


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