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382 pages, Paperback
First published April 3, 2018
Kate couldn’t help thinking that whenever more than five hundred people die together, odds are that at least some of them were assholes. It was the law of averages. And also: deep down, at least one person was probably glad when their wife, husband, lover, friend didn’t come home that day. That was the law of averages, too.
“Coincidences aren’t strange or the evidence of anything; they’re a part of life.”
“Life’s complicated. There are no easy, binary inputs. You can’t expect a particular result where people are concerned.”
He didn’t want to be the sun and the moon and the stars: just the stars would do. ...
Here’s what I didn’t factor in: because we were just the stars, one of us might start to miss the moon or long for the sun. We’d packed those things away as unattainable, unnecessary in the grand scheme of things, but they weren’t. I’d forgotten to account for the fact that even the brightest of stars may dim as the years tick by because of compromise, because of time, because of life.
And if you’re used to the stars, however clear they may be in a country sky, how can you even see them if the moon is full? What chance do they have in face of the sun? If you looked at the sun for the first time, really looked, after all that stargazing, you’d be blinded. And then sunlight begins to feel essential in a way it never did before; starlight pales by comparison.
THE GOOD LIAR weaves together the lives of three women plagued by a building explosion (no spoiler here) that occurred October 10 at 10:00 a.m.....all three with secrets....all three linked.
Catherine McKenzie's new novel has a wonderfully original storyline that she backs into enticing the reader to wait for answers. Already a big hit as evidenced by high ratings on Goodread's, I must admit it was a bit perplexing and beyond belief here and there (for me) but at no time did I waiver in wanting to find out the whole truth and identity of THE GOOD LIAR
Epilogue makes for a great finish!
Many thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC coming April 3, 2018 in exchange for an unbiased review.