From a prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sunJan needs this. Shes flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretendfor a little whilethat she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be among them, but even he doesnt know the secrets she keeps hidden behind a veil of lies. None of them really know her, and thats only part of the problem.Then again, how well does she know them?When Jan awakens in utter darkness, chained to a wall, a manacle around her wrist, her echoing screams only give her a sense of how small her cell is. As she desperately tries to reconstruct what happened and determine who is holding her prisoner, dread covers despair like a hand clamped over her mouth. Because, like the Minotaur in the labyrinth in Greek myth, her captor will be coming back for her, and all the lies will catch up to her...
|Title||:||Lies That Bind Us|
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Lies That Bind Us Reviews
Well, I gave it a day or so before reviewing and it still isn't much easier. I tortured myself over whether it was a 3 or 4 star book, in the end I rounded down to 3 stars, but it was marginal.
The plot is good and fairly novel. There are twists, but to be honest I could see the outline of the climax and pretty much guessed the culprits from a little over halfway through. Some of the lesser twists were a bit of a surprise, but that predictability (for me at least - maybe I've read too many myster ...more
I chose this book as my May kindle first read book. It sounded interesting but I found it weird and boring. I gave it 2/5 stars because the twists were actually pretty good and I just thought it was going to end with Jan saying it was all a lie, so that was a plus that it didn't end that way.
I ordered this book as my Kindle First book for May. The synopsis seemed interesting and I enjoy mystery/suspense stories, so I thought it would be a fun read. Other reviewers have found that the book was heavy on Greek mythology, but I found the mythology throughout the book interesting and not overwhelming to the rest of the book. The overall story, while formulaic for mystery and psychological suspense books, had parts that were different and made this book "hold its own." I finished the book ...more
I'm surprised this book is ranking so low - this is one of my favorite reads of 2018! (And I'm normally a harsh critic).
This is a story about lying.
The main character lies to both us the readers and the other characters, and yet, she does share with us her true feelings that she hides from the other characters, so we sort of trust her and yet we don't. I love characters that are multi-dimensional and have obvious flaws.
I love the idea that this book references a lot of Greek mythology, which yo ...more
Sorry, but I couldn’t get past the 20% mark. The writing was mediocre and the dialogue had me continuously rolling my eyes. I can deal with some pretty meh plots but I can’t handle cheesy dialogues... I don’t know any adults that actually speak this way.
“You missed the drinkies!”
*Ex-boyfriend sees ex-girlfriend in a towel walking down the hallway*
“Hey stranger! I was just going to... is the bathroom free?”
Girl: “Yes. It’s right there.”
Guy: “Right. Cool. Ok, then. What a great place, huh?”
Mysteriously and deliciously creepy, LIES THAT BIND US will leave you craving and dreading an international vacation at the same time. Filled with fantastic mythology and shady friendships to keep you reading with lights on well into the night!
Have you ever watched any of those horror movies that start out on the most perfect beach, with the most perfect people, having the most perfect time, on their most perfect vacation from their most perfect lives? ... Only to end up cut up into a million i ...more
Another review calls this a psychological thriller, and I think that's a good description. The story revolves around lies and secrets that are revealed as the story progresses. I had a hard time putting down this book because I was constantly making my own theories about how this might end, and I couldn't wait to see if I was right. You know from the first chapter that something very wrong is happening, as we find the protagonist, Jan, chained and locked in a dark room and unable to remember the ...more
Wow ~ this is a very grown up story of the boy who cried wolf too often (except in this case it's a woman) ~ and it is a marvelous read. The book kept me guessing - a lot. I loved the characters - they were believable The story line - holy moly. This is must read for suspense thriller fans.
Thank you NetGalley, Andrew Hart and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book