by Tarryn Fisher
I just finished reading “An Honest Lie”, by Tarryn Fisher. Thank you to Net Galley and Harlequin Trade for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is a fascinating story which looks at the aftermath of childhood trauma and it’s impact on life as an adult. The main character, Rainy or Summer, is full of contradictions and turmoil and her backstory is the most fascinating part of the book. The novel is written in past and present form, with Rainy taking a trip to Vegas with girlfriends. She goes even though she doesn’t want to and it is there that she is forced to face her past.
The story is well-written and the characters are interesting and relateable. I was never quite sure whether Rainy was accepted in her group or not, and at the end the same questions remained.
My favourite part of the book was the back story to Rainy’s life when her name was Summer. It was fascinating to read and very well-written.
The ‘now’ part was good but not as riveting. I enjoyed this book and ther relationships between the characters. It was a story that was, for the most part, easy to follow along. Even though there were no major plot twists or revelations, it was still an interesting book to read. There were alot of honest lies told in this book, which made it even more relateable, blurring the line between saving someone from hurt and being truthful is always a tough decision to make. Happy to recommend this book.
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