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An Honest Lie

By: Tarryn Fisher
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
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Publisher's Summary

"An Honest Lie is riveting suspense, but it’s also a scream of defiance, a howl of rage." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

“I’m going to kill her. You’d better come if you want to save her.”

Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.

If she’s allowed to.

When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.

And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.

What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.

This seething, gut-punch of a thriller can only have sprung from the fiendish brain of Tarryn Fisher, one of the most cunning writers of our time.

Looking for more great books by Tarryn Fisher? Don't miss The Wives and The Wrong Family.

©2022 Tarryn Fisher (P)2022 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Quick and twisty read

No spoilers, don’t worry. The beginning was a little confusing because of all the characters but stick with it, you’ll catch up quickly. Also, I liked the ending - I am a big fan of stories that tie up loose ends.

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Not a 5 but not terrible either!

Some of the reviews are bashing the book, but it was good. It kept me wanting more. I’ve read/listened to enough Now/Then books to know one definitely has to Wait for it. Is there extra dialogue between the friends? Yes. Was the ending drawn out? Somewhat but at least author didn’t leave us hanging or wondering!

One thing that would have made me rate it higher is if there would have been multiple point-of-views instead of just Rainey’s. Let me inside the bad guy’s head. Explain to me the whole bar pickup/kidnapping. Definitely let me hear what her mother was thinking/doing!!

You won’t be “wasting” a credit. It’s captivating still. Narration is good. And my compliments to Tarryn for limiting her use of profanity in this one!!! Keep up the great writing!

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Money wasted

My god. I’ve bought some bad audibles, some dumb stories, and some rambling incoherent plot-hole nonsense, but this one takes the cake. It has no story, nothing , just a collection of whiny women and a bunch of other stupid woman who may or may not have done something in the past. We’ll, whatever it was, it sure as hell was not Interesting. This book just plain sucks. It’s barely palpable as one of the bed-time stories, as you’ll lose interest even before falling asleep. It’s miserable. It’s horrible. It’s perhaps the worst tripe I’ve ever had the misfortune to purchase. Geez 0.0 stars. And a big fat thumbs down!

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Good read but not Tarryn Fisher's best work.

This is worth listening too but I give the story 3 stars because I feel like the cult life could have been expanded more. The ending really annoyed me, but I love Tarryn Fisher and would recommend it to anyone who loves her. I did love the main character she is a bad-ass!! I also love how she never blames her mom either.

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Just what I needed

This thriller is a quick read, Tarryn snatching your attention and keeping it the whole time. I love the cult subject. I’m glad I read this.

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Decent Short Listen

The story was a bit slow at first, I assume this was to really develop the characters, but I did almost give up on it at one point. I held out because it had potential and the narrator was pretty good.

Overall I found the plot well thought out and I did enjoy the listen after the first several chapters. It was a shorter listen but intriguing, I would recommend this if your looking for something to fill a gap.

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How is This a Tarryn Fisher Book

I love all of Tarryn Fisher books and was really looking forward to this one. This book was just boring. Her books always have so much heart and soul with characters I love. Truly psychological in nature and often gut wrenching.

I couldn’t find any of Tarryn Fisher in this book, it’s like it was written by someone else.

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So Good!

Tarryn has come up with a twisted page turner. The characters can be deplorable one minute and turn to be almost redeemable the next. Well not all of them. I loved the multiple layers and finding out all the pieces. The mystery was more than intriguing. The characters made it believable, the premise, location, and the ending all brilliant. So so good!

Narration was excellent!

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It was alright.

This was a very slow paced read and told from two different periods of time that come together near the end. Summer, as a child and Rainy, as an adult. I have to say, Rainy was very, very boring and she doesn't connect with to many people. Summer helps to show why she's that way. I can't say I liked the book but I didn't dislike it either, if that makes sense.

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Oof

I absolutely love Tarryn Fisher. Unfortunately, this book was a miss. I thought we moved past the whole "we can't call the police because they wouldn't do anything, so I'll take everything into my own hands" trope, for one. All the women in the book are insufferable, and that's made worse by the narrator. Also this book gives extreme "not like other girls" vibes, multiple times painting a stereotype of the "bubbly blonde" who gets "crazy after a glass of wine" in comparison with the "mysterious, artsy" main character. Eyeroll!

Plot was slow moving and the climax kinda came out of nowhere. And I was bored during the climax.

It's well written, at least.