Girl of Lies by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Rachel's Peril #1
Published by Cincinnatus Press on December 21, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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Andrea Thompson is smart, assertive and beautiful. She’s also desperately lonely. Raised in Europe by her grandmother, she struggles knowing neither of her parents wanted her, and she has no idea why.
When Andrea receives an urgent call from her older sister Carrie, she agrees to fly to the United States to help. Carrie’s newborn daughter Rachel needs a bone marrow transplant.
What Andrea doesn’t know is that her return to the United States will launch a chain of events that will uncover secrets hidden for decades. Secrets which will rock the Thompson family and ignite a political firestorm.
Secrets that some will kill to protect.
I’m still trying to figure out how to put my words together, in order to review this book. I guess the first thing I should say is read The Last Hour before you read Girl of Lies because there is a major spoiler and unfortunately I stopped reading The Last Hour to read this one and well bummer for me.
So this was like Homeland meets Tom Clancy meets Enemy of the State and our main characters are the Thompson sisters?
Yeah that was more a question than anything else. I honestly still don’t know where to begin. I want to say this story is primarily about Andrea Thompson, the youngest sister. But really shes just the catalyst. She unknowingly starts this chain of seriously effed up events. To say the fall out is crazy, is an understatement. I’m still in a flux of confusion and turmoil. I really loved the setting. I live just outside of D.C. so for me it felt like this was all unfolding in my backyard. Makes a story so much better when you can picture the locations in your head.
I can’t even say this is a love story. Not yet anyway, considering it’s the first installment, I’m going to assume there is possibly a love story in the making. There are so many characters involved in this story that I was almost contemplating creating my own timeline like the one Carrie created in the first season of Homeland. If you watch that show you totally remember the huge wall she had in her house just filled with pictures, articles, sticky notes all connected with string and what not.
But I didn’t do that. Instead I focused really hard. Tried to pay attention to names, places, timelines, conversations, and any abstract tidbits just in case they came into play later. None of it seemed to matter though because just when I thought I had something figured out, Charles would throw out a breadcrumb to distract us. He then completely redirects your attention elsewhere and you forget for a moment what you thought you knew.
It’s brilliant writing.
So as I sit here with my mouth finally shut, I’m trying to piece together what I know now versus what I knew in the beginning of the book. In some respects it’s a lot and in others not so much. I mean I know the players, I’m pretty sure I have a handle on the “event”. I’m just not sure about the how all the dots connect. Hmmm you know the more I type the more I realize that there is a love story brewing in this book. It’s subtle and I wonder how many will actually see it. All I can say is, it’s brilliant writing.
This does end with a cliffhanger. A major HUGE event happens. Everything is chaotic and we don’t really know how the event has totally played out.
I could definitely see Girl of Lies as a movie. Charles Sheehan-Miles kudos to you Girl of Lies is just brilliant. I don’t want to wait for the next book. My fingers are crossed that it’s being released sooner rather than later. Geez I haven’t checked to see if it’s even written yet!
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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