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Lie, Lie Again

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  1,726 ratings  ·  267 reviews
For three women with so much to hide, there’s no such thing as a little white lie…

All three women who live at 1054 Mockingbird Lane have secrets…and with a body at the bottom of their apartment building’s staircase, those secrets need to stay buried.

Sylvia Webb has a plan. And a potential Mr. Right. He’s sweet, simple, and dependably clueless about what she’s up to. The on
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published January 1st 2021 by Lake Union Publishing
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Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This was a fun story...but it was NOT a thriller.

This was pure, contemporary women's lit. And although there was a death, it was quite vanilla.

Told from three character's perspectives...Sylvia, Embry, and Riki...the reader gets a first hand look at each woman's secrets, sorrows, and daily lives.

Sylvia was bitchy, diabolical, and manipulative...and I kind of loved her. Girl was totally crazy and took zero shit from anyone. Her chapters were my favorite because I never knew what in the world
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
This is a fun, grab-your-popcorn sort of book that was so fun to read! Three women connected by proximity, and a whole bunch of lies!

The opening chapter starts with a bang—a body found at the bottom of the stairs at 1054 Mockingbird Lane. From there the book travels back in time and the story is told in a mostly linear format, as we lead up to who the body is at the bottom of the stairs and how it came to be there. And let’s just say there are several characters who may have done something to de
Jul 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Oh... Is that it?

While I loved reading Lie, Lie Again (the writing is fab), I've come away feeling a bit deflated. Maybe it's my own fault: I was expecting something along the mystery/thriller genre, but this was most definitely missing the thrill.
When the book was wrapping up in the last few chapters, I kept waiting for the twist, the ah moment. But alas, nothing but an unnecessarily long ending.
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lie, Lie Again is the story of three women, Sylvia, Riki and Embry, all living in an apartment complex at 1054 Mockingbird Lane - all holding a secret about having a hand on a body at the bottom of the staircase.

Lie, Lie Again is a well-written narrative that explores human nature. It’s looking at point of views of people thinking someone else has a better life than them, wanting more, and the dreams unfulfilled and secrets untold.

I thought that the character exploration brilliant with the rea
Carlene Inspired
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Suburban drama, superb writing, and so many lies made Lie, Lie Again a hit for me. Stacy Wise gives readers a glimpse into the lives of three women living in an apartment complex and the desperate decisions they make as the lies pile up. Sylvie is desperate for a husband, Ricky is struggling both with money and a hopeless crush, and finally there's too-sweet Embry, mother of two and wife to a struggling actor. Polite in passing previously, the thre
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Solidly readable, soapy book! This was definitely a fun ride. Not a huge amount of depth and meaning, but it was entertaining. I liked getting to know Sylvia, Riki, and Embry and the secrets they were all hiding.
Sylvia was the most intriguing character for me. I would definitely not want to get on her bad side! There were parts of this book that seemed quite unbelievable, but when I just went with the flow, I enjoyed it more and just let myself be entertained. All in all, it reminded me of a Li
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
OMG, this book was a bundle of fun. Let me introduce you to Sylvia, a very smart and cunning woman who will do anything to achieve her dreams; Riki, a dreamer who is a good girl essentially but her daydreams just may get her into trouble she doesn't need; and Embry, the stunning wife of a gorgeous husband who is exhausted by her two beautiful children and a life that doesn't seem to be getting anywhere no matter how hard they try. Enter draaaaaama. YAY.

For me, this was pure entertainment. One th
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fabulous read!

I came across this book on Amazon First Reads, the front cover intrigued me. I usua!!y stick to reading thriller but this was such a nice change from my usual genre.

The chapters were short but still captivating. My favourite character was Embry, she had a lot on her plate but had such a living family and husband all she wants to do is stick by her husband who is a struggling actor.

My least favourite character was Slyvia...she was a bit nutty! But in a way I still enjoyed rea
Kayleigh 2babesandabookshelf
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
1054 Mockingbird Lane may seem idyllic from the outside, but holy hell - the secrets & lies hiding behind close doors are enough to knock your socks off! I finished this one moments ago and I am struggling to wrap my head around what I just read and lower my anxiety a little bit!

My thoughts -

If you love a good, strong and highly unlikeable (in the best way possible) female character, then look no further than Sylvia Webb. Some chapters, I loved her and others I wanted to punch her in the arm! Wh
Chelsea | thrillerbookbabe
Thank you so much to GetRed PR, Stacy Wise, and Lake Union Publishing for this super pretty book. The book starts out fast- with a dead body- and surrounds three women full of secrets and lies. This book is NOT a thriller, but more of a drama, so make sure you know that going into it. It was fun to follow the three women as you get deeper and deeper into their stories.

I enjoyed the character development in this book and I loved how unique each of the characters were. I was a bit let down that th
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book focuses on 3 women living in a complex like (like they are neighbor) Sylvia Em and Riki. They all dealing with life and their own secrets when a dead body ends up rocking their lives. It was such a slow paced mystery but still amazing. I loved Sylvia's story as she was such a likeable character in her own way.. Thanks to the publisher for my ARC. ...more
Margot Lissens
Jun 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book started of with the quite typical thriller starting chapter of a body being found, and then we go back in time to get to know the characters and work our way up to the moment of the death. So from the first chapter you don't know who the dead person or who the killer is.

Even though that's quite a typical start to a thirller, I usually really like non-linear storytelling, especially in thrillers. However, this book was not actually told in a non-linear way. The first chapter was basicall
Renee Moyles
The blurb of the story intrigued me. Three women, living in the same apartment complex, with very different stories. Sylvia, a professional woman in her mid-thirties with a boyfriend that might just be the one. Embry, married with 2 children and another on the way, wife to a struggling actor. And Riki, teacher with a crush on her neighbours husband. Each one has a secret, but whose will cause the most destruction.

I was really looking forward to reading this. It had all the ingredients for a gre
Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

“Lie, Lie Again” follows the three women living at 1054 Mockingbird Lane: Embry, Riki, and Sylvia. All carry life-changing secrets that they fully intend to keep hidden. With a swift turn of events they find themselves with a body at the bottom of the stairs, and secrets leaking out of their sleeves. To what extent will these women go to keep those secrets buried?
I requested this ARC on a whim, the cove
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went into this novel expecting it to be a thriller. The cover and description both made it seem ominous. However, it turned out to be more of a domestic drama and I liked it better that way.

All three lead characters were interesting and I sympathized with them. I wanted to see what would happen for each of them. I got so annoyed for Riki with all the parents ganging up on her at the school where she was teaching. Also, her boyfriend was a jerk, whether or not she wanted to see that at first. I
Jan 07, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about three women Sylvia, Riki and Embry. Each one has a POV.

Sylvia is currently dating Hugo and is planning their happy after every until she discovers something about Hugo. Riki is a teacher and is constantly battling the parents in the school and she has crush her neighbours husband (Embry’s husband). Embry has a busy life with her two kids and husband Brandon who is a aspiring actor but she has hidden something but doesn’t know how tell her husband.

The book does start with a dea
Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Surprisingly delicious writing that kept me wanting more even when the plot seemed a bit stagnant in some areas. While reading I could feel the build of the plot like the simmer before a boil. I connected deeply with characteristics of each character and I felt that they became close friends of mine. This book perfectly displays the light and darkness within us all and it was a gripping read. The ending surprised me by being a happy ending that I didn’t know I needed, but I was also not disappoi ...more
Shelley Lawrence
This modern fiction is filled with drama and angst, lies and deception. It’s a soap opera, apartment-style, with local residents and friends, all tied up together in each other’s life struggles, issues and schemes.
It’s wild and unbelievable, dark and tawdry, but also kind of fun in a so-glad-it’s-them-not-me kind of way.

There were some very sweet parts, but I also found some sections to be a bit dull and repetitive. The story is rather far-fetched, as if to make a point, and it’s not something
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020, fiction
Embry, Sylvia, and Riki are neighbors at 1054 Mockingbird Lane. These three women all have their own complex life and a shared secret at the bottom of the staircase.

I enjoyed different voices in the narration and the connection between these three. They all have somewhat of a dark side.
Embry, my favorite character, has 2 kids and married to Brandon, who wants to be a movie star.
Sylvia, whom I think is the most selfish of all, has a boyfriend who is still dealing with his needy ex.
Riki, who has
Grace Jagger
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
‘Lie, Lie Again’ was such a fantastic read! Set in an apartment complex, we follow Embry, Sylvia and Riki as they deal with their own secrets as well as uniting to stop the complex being sold. Despite their best efforts to keep their secrets hidden a body ends up at the bottom of the stairs...
This was not what I expected and I loved it! I thought this would be a fast paced thriller but it was a really slow paced, character focused narrative with enough mystery to keep you reading on. Of the thre
ReadingGirlReviews (Gina)
Three women, the same apartment building, secrets, drama, friendships, and a dead body at the bottom of the stairs. Need I say more?

Sylvia, Riki and Embry all live in the same apartment complex, and each one of them have moderately good lives. Sylvia is dating a great guy who may just be her Mr. Right, but his bothersome ex-girlfriend keeps getting in the way of her perfect life.
Riki is doing quite well for herself and has a boyfriend who adores her and wants to settle down. Except Riki can’t ge
Linda Zagon
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stacy Wise, the author of “Lie, Lie Again has written a captivating, intriguing, and suspenseful novel about lies and secrets. The genres for this novel are suspense, mystery, and fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. Three of the women characters live in the apartment complex at 1054 Mockingbird Lane. The author describes some of her characters as flawed, dysfunctional, manipulative, complex, and complicated ...more
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been in a reading slump the past few weeks just because of the holidays and stress but this book kept me company when I had the desire to read.

I’ll keep my review short and sweet. If you love drama, you’ll devour Lie, Lie Again. We follow three women who live at 1054 Mockingbird Lane, and the secrets and lies they’re keeping. Sylvia’s story was my favorite and came full circle at the end of the book. I liked Embry and Rikki but their stories were a little lackluster to me and weren’t as inv
The premise and the beginning of this book gave of some Big Little Lies vibes which got me very intrigued. However it fell flat for me as I found all the characters pretty one dimensional and uninteresting. I didn't connect to anyone and some characters were very irritating and not exactly believable (Sylvia). I do think this novel will find its audience but that sadly isn't me.

Thanks to Netgalley for sending me this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
This book is a lie.
So well characterized.
Such a fun idea.
Such a good opening.
Such a let down.
This is the prime example of good writing with poor execution. I was hooked in the beginning. I was ready for a chic-lit thriller. Fast paced; girl powered; page turner.
Yeah no. This was such a slog. I almost DNFed so many times because I wasn't sure what the point was. But I stuck it out, made it to the end, and was still mad. How dare you pull me through this slow burn novel only to comp
Laura Coates
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC of such a funny and dark book!

I really enjoyed the different voices in the narration and how the women’s lives intersected. Admittedly the first couple chapters were a bit slow but when it picked up, it really picked up. I struggled to put this book down.

I would absolutely recommend this book to those who enjoy Liane Moriarty, Claire Mackintosh and Ruth Ware.
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The writing was great. I loved that there was no super shocking twist out of nowhere, because that's overdone. ...more
Olga Gamer
"Lie, Lie Again" starts off with a bang: a body found splayed facedown on the asphalt outside of the apartment complex on Mockingbird Lane. Three women are gathered nearby, looking at the scene, and the book is told from their alternating point-of-views. Sylvia, the woman who thinks she's finally found the one and upon learning he's deceived her, sets off to dark measures to obtain her revenge. There's sweet stay-at-home Embry, who has two young children and is married to Brandon, a bartender tr ...more
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book- it isn't really a psychological thriller, but there is some mystery involved, and I'd say it was more like domestic suspense. I didn't really feel like the synopsis accurately depicted what the book was really about. That being said, it was an interesting read that kept me engaged. It starts off with the body at the bottom of the stairs, but the rest of the book goes back a couple of weeks and leads back up to that. So the reader knows that someone died but does not know who i ...more
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Stacy Wise is the author of Lie, Lie Again, which releases on 1/1/21. Her other novels include Beyond the Stars and Maybe Someone Like You. She lives in California with her family. Before becoming a full-time writer, Stacy worked in television casting on shows including Party of Five, The X Files, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. When she's not dreaming up stories, you can find her beating up the b ...more

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