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Why She Lied

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Will she have to lose her child to save her child?

The day she tells her boyfriend she’s pregnant, is the same day he tells her he’s been accused of molestation. His trial is set to begin the following day.

She needs answers…

To get them, she tricks her boyfriend into signing a release form, giving her full access to all of his legal documents. She uncovers the truth, he’s
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published March 3rd 2019
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Vishnu Chevli
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
My teammate read the first book of Julie Coons, which was a memoir/autobiography and he really liked it. He recommended me to read the same. At that time I was busy so didn't get time to read it. But last month when I saw her upcoming book, and I took time and decided to read the book. It was indeed a correct decision.

The protagonist of our story is Julie (I am not sure whether she is the author herself or not). Julie, the character, had an abusive past. When the story started, she was living wi
He had a lot of people recommending that Julie date him, but there was something that left Julie uneasy. Perhaps if she had followed her gut, her life would not have become even more of a nightmare than it had been. Then again, maybe she never would have found the strength to fight evil at its roots.

Julie Coons’s WHY SHE LIED is a jagged and heartbreaking tale of abuse, lies, deceit and the determination of one woman to protect her child at any cost. Told in the main character’s voice, this read
Jody ~ Reading To Live A Thousand Lives
Gut wrenching and honest- A BOOK YOU NEED TO READ

I have not cried this much reading a book like I did when I read Julie's story. When I first agreed to read this book I was told how it actually read, and when I mean by that is Julie tells her story of bringing down one of the biggest human trafficking rings ever. I can't believe everything this woman went through to bring these people to justice. To me she is a hero and I would love to meet her personally and just give her a hug for saving all t
Frank Frisson
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it

People who find it difficult to deal with bad things in life tend to mentally conjure up other or imaginary worlds to escape into. Living in something akin to a war zone can be tough for anybody. It can make you see things that you're mind might find difficult to grasp as it can only take so much. This is where a wild imagination and daydreaming skill comes in for the main character in Why She Lied, a psychological thriller by Julie Coons which is based on a true story. This is the second book t
Lauren Jones
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you follow your gut instincts? What do they tell you when you meet people? Do they guide you in relationships or at work? These questions are ones that Coons brings up throughout this story. It is so important to follow those signs that really warn you about those you run into contact with. This story will pull readers in from the shear psychological aspect and the gripping terror that accompanies the main character in her journey to find peace AND justice from those who wish her harm.

HeidiLynns BookReviews
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First, I want to thank Julie Coons for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Julie Coons is an incredibly strong and brave woman to share her very intense and powerful story with the world in Why She Lied. This book is not only on my must read of the year-but-my all time favorite read of the year. It is one of those psychological thrillers that will totally shock you, blow you away, make you cringe, make you cry (at least I did), but then you have to remember-this is someon
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very compelling subject matter

Like Julie herself admits, she's not a writer, she's a story teller. Her writing isn't very polished and she jumps from the first to the third person very throughout the book, so it doesn't read professionally at all. She could polish her writing up just by paying attention to that single detail. As it is, it's kind of sloppy to read her talking in the first person in one paragraph, then skipping right to the third in the next, and back to the first in another. Even
Pallavi Sareen
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Why she Lied is a book that intrigued me because of the human trafficking part. I have read plenty of such books and keep an eye on others that revolve around the same theme. The problem with such books is that they often end up being completely gruesome while not giving much details about the chain of events, how it happens, how can you recognize a trafficker because let’s be honest, one can’t assume such a horrific thing about anyone. Yet, knowing that your boyfriend (even if it is ex) is invo ...more
Heena Rathore P.
Why She Lied by Julie Coons is a refreshing new dark psychological thriller with a great concept, a nicely executed plot and decent characterization. This book had just the right amount of complexity to make it an engaging read without being too overly complex. 

Overall, this book was a gripping thriller. The characterization wasn't exactly spot on, but I cared for the main character, Julie, enough to read through the entire book with interest. The layers of background made her a likeable lead an
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was contacted by the author to please check out this read, I really appreciate when authors do that ...that they will connected me directly .. or have one of their peeps do that. SO COOL. I did reply with I have KU ... I would be happy to see if it was a fit for me. I love a good mystery ... u know that. Whatever makes you happy, I am sorry I had to laugh at another reviewer ... pure fiction .. i think the point was it was based on a true story .. not a word for word truth??! u have to be look ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
What drew me to Why She Lied was the fact it was based off a true story, the author's life. The writing is simple, but the subject material is not. We follow Julie as she navigates a relationship she should have never been in and all the horrors that follow. When you think things can't get worse, they do, and so much more so.

I think it would be easy for a reader to judge Julie for her mistakes, but a person that has been raised in such an abusive atmosphere tends to repeat their mistakes because
Amy Shannon
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting premise

Coons tells a good story, and Why She Lied is definitely a thriller. I like Coons's writing style, and have been drawn to her words and style before. I liked the backstory, and how not only the author weaves an interesting story, the story's character, Julie, is trying to make a new life, while a past life haunts her. A seemingly simple story premise grows and develops with those twists that not many see coming. It's a well-deserved read, and it definitely is a thrilling, and
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an Excellent Book and Julie Coons is a Extremely Good Writer. The fact that the Story was True Floored me. She truly is a Brave Person. The twist was nothing I expected. I knew it was a Sex Traffickting Ring, although not to the point of being a Worldwide Ring. Was not even expecting her own Family being Involved. These Sinister Elements against Childern and Adults must be Eliminated. Should not be here in the 20th Century. Thank You for bringing this Heinous Story to Light. Bless You.
Kelly Shade
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After I loved the first book by Julie Coons, it was a no brainer to read the second one- and I'm happy I did!!! Amazing! I highly recommend it! I love how she writes, I love the story and I love the cover! Amazing read - compelling, intriguing! When you read "Why she lied" you will feel the emotions behind every word... For me - it is a must read!!!
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart wrenching

Very greatly written. Heart wrenching. Bravery ....selfless....amazing read. Looking forward to reading more books from Julie Coons. Knowing what she went through and how she overcame all her life obstacles is truly truly satisfying.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a dark and mysterious story that I could not put down. It did have a few issues as I think it could have been longer but other than that it was a great story. If you are looking for a short story with great characters and an even darker story check this one out.
Suraj Kumar
DNFed after reading more than 100 pages.
Jeff Miller
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very well written. I highly recommend this book. It was a riveting page turner.
Wayne Jackson
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome!!! Incredible book!
I just couldn't stop reading it! It is a real page turner!
Quality writing, awesome storyline!
I surely recommend it!!!
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a powerful book. Based on reality it is not for the faint hearted and contains some nasty descriptive
situations. Very good read. And. I hope it helps the cause.
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When your life is full of twists and drama, you do not need to write fiction. Julie Coons’ life fits perfectly in this category. As if her previous memoir wasn’t heartbreaking enough, this one left that part of her life appearing like a walk in the park. Working in a hospital, Julie had seen enough trauma, blood, and miseries in life; however, she did not know that the same hospital would introduce her to the most despicable man. Under a lot of peer pressure and after a lot of persuasion by her ...more
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JULIE COONS lives in a small town in Oregon. THIS DOES NOT LEAVE THIS HOUSE was her debut memoir. Amy's bookshelf reviews awarded it the #1 position for top 10 books of 2018. Her second book WHY SHE LIED is based on a true story. Her books are written to lead a movement toward positive change. She tells the stories of her life with honesty and strength.
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