Book Review: The Lies I Tell

THE LIES I TELL | Julie Clark
06.21.2022 | Sourcebooks
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She’s a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be – a college student, a life coach, a real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she’s done, you’ve likely lost everything. Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years to meet the real Meg Williams. To meet the woman who upturned her life. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her.

Julie Clark just gifted the world with a novel I didn’t even know I needed. THE LIES I TELL is a downright addictive revenge thriller featuring a badass conwoman who not only meticulously plans everything, but also has a heart and the ability to make the reader cheer for her. I loved the alternating narratives between Meg and Kat, giving the reader a chance to see how they were both forming their plans and their reactions to each other as they got closer. Clark smartly gave glimpses into Meg’s past that were detailed and allowed the reader to truly have insight to her cons and the rationale behind them. The pacing of the story was quick, but it didn’t feel rushed for a timeline that happens over the course of several weeks. 

This is the second book I’ve read by Julie Clark and I think it’s safe to say she has become an auto-buy author for me! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

A huge thank you to Sourcebooks for my gifted copy!

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