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
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
I really enjoyed this book, but am giving it 4 stars because of the many inconsistencies in it. This story is exciting and original, and delves unexpectedly into the psychology behind people's actions. The author also weaves greek mythology into the story is a nice touch. Each chapter alternates between the main character, Jan in the present (who is chained in a cell, with no memory of how she got there,) and Jan a week ago in the past (who is recounting the events leading up to her present impr ...more
This one left me guessing until the end. Intense and action-packed, this thriller was an amazing read. I will definitely be reading more from the author now, too.
Despite the fact it's taken me a few weeks to sit down at the computer and write my thoughts, it's not the fault of the book or the author. I broke my patella a month or so back, and my computer sits in a location at my home quite inconvenient to wiggling in with ambulation aids. I am loathe to do much on my iPad or phone, because I make so many typos anyway, and that number multiplies on those devices. It's really vanity speaking, because I like Andrew Hart and enjoy the few conversations I've ...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?”
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
This was my May pick of the month for Kindle First. My thanks to Amazon for providing me with this book.
I chose this book because of my love for the Mediterranean. I had hoped it would give a vivid picture of Crete and I was hoping for a bit of supernatural something.
However, that really wasn't this author's style. Yes, there was Jan's fear that her captor really was a Minotaur, but the whole time, the vibes I got were more along the lines of someone human being the perpetrator.
The writing style ...more
At first, this book was a little slow to enjoy. It starts out as two seemingly separate stories. 1) A single female struggling with her career and overshadowed by some rich friends she holidays with in Crete. 2) A female captive chained in a dark cell with no idea how or why she is there. Halfway through the book, I was writing (in my head) a scathing review of the discontinuity. Somehow, though after 200 pages the primary story picks up intrigue and the author does a brilliant job of weaving th ...more