• The Good Lie

  • By: A. R. Torre
  • Narrated by: Susan Dalian
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,245 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Six teens murdered. A suspect behind bars. A desperate father. In a case this shadowy, the truth is easy to hide.

Psychiatrist Dr. Gwen Moore is an expert on killers. She’s spent a decade treating California’s most depraved predators and unlocking their motives - predators much like the notorious Bloody Heart serial killer, whose latest teenage victim escaped and then identified local high school teacher Randall Thompson as his captor. The case against Thompson as the Bloody Heart Killer is damning - and closed, as far as Gwen and the media are concerned. If not for one new development...

Defense attorney Robert Kavin is a still-traumatized father whose own son fell prey to the BH Killer. Convinced of Thompson’s innocence, he steps in to represent him. Now Robert wants Gwen to interview the accused, create a psych profile of the killer and his victims, and help clear his client’s name.

As Gwen and Robert grow closer and she dives deeper into the investigation, grave questions arise. So does Gwen’s suspicion that Robert is hiding something - and that he might not be the only one with a secret.

©2021 by Select Publishing LLC. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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She did it again!

A. R. Torre did it again! I preordered this book in April and have been impatiently waiting for what seemed like 3 years (which in reality was only 3 months). It was well worth the wait! She did not disappoint! I do not consider myself to be a qualified writing critic at all. I do listen to 2-4 audible books/week though (I listen while I’m at work as well as while I do house and farm chores), so I do have a lot to compare to. I judge a book by its ability to keep my attention and this book really kept my attention! I loved the plot, good twists, great narration and a bit of naughty fun, what more could you ask for?!? Well worth the credit!

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doubt I will read more from this author

won't be reading more from author as the rest appear to be romance novels. yuck. Note to author: write more Suspense novels (with NO romance subplots PLEASE) THAT is your forte!

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Sweet Turbulent Torture

This story flat-out vexed me. If I had to put it down, it bothered me until I could pick it up again. There is so much here--and it's all as convoluted as a bowl of spaghetti. Holy marinara.

Everyone's got a secret...or twelve. Amazingly, no one wants to share those secrets. Go figure. Some things should never see the light of day. But those secrets make a horrific tale purely mind-blowing as the tapestry begins unraveling. I find it hard to get set the stage without giving things away, so I won't. But the plot is solid, the characters are intriguing, and the story line is completely mesmerizing.

Readers will find some strong language, passionate scenes, and definite 18+ themes (including kidnapping and murder of teenagers). If these aren't a problem for you, then I suggest you set aside some time for this intricate tale. Once you start, you won't want to stop until you've unearthed its brilliantly disturbing conclusion!

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Edge of your seat suspense

This book is so different from anything I have read by the author before. Serial Killer, know as the BH Killer, has abducted 7 boys and murdered 6 of them. The seventh one has escaped and tells the cops who was holding him captive...a high school teacher Randall Thompson.

This story weaves back and forth through Psychiatrist Dr. Gwen Moore meetings with her patients that have violent tendencies to meeting with Scott Harden the latest victim that escaped the BH Killers clutches. Who is the killer, what motivated him to torture these young men for weeks before killing them, and why did he dispose of their bodies so brutally? All these questions and more are answered in the compelling read.

If you enjoy Mystery Suspense, Books that are dark and will have you at the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next, then this book is for you. I would also recommend listening to the audiobook because Susan Dalian did a fabulous job bringing this story to life.

Happy Reading!!!

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Excellent book!

Definitely a book to recommend to other readers! Kudos on a really good read!

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AMAZING!! USE THE CREDIT!

WOW! Not only was the book amazing, the narration and story line exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t wait to write this review to express this….off to find more books by this author!

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Tantalizingly Good

This story played into my morbid obsession with serial killers and previous ambition to be a psychological profiler. From the beginning, A Good Lie had me questioning everything, knowing the lie was coming. Mixed with the steamy, sexual tension between the main characters, I devoured this one quickly.
Torre has a way of using every piece of her stories by the end, no moment left unaccounted for as she eloquently connects all the pieces.

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Best Thriller in the Past Decade

Torre has crafted a tightly-woven, gripping thriller. With twists at every turn, I couldn’t put this down. The pacing is perfect; the writing brilliant.

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A MUST READ!!!!

I could not put this down. This was a great story. I love serial killer books and this gets a A+++

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thrilling

Loved the unwinding of the mystery. I was hanging on every word. Imagine not being able to put a book down for a moment, this is the one.

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  • Bran.d (amour.Rebelle92)
  • 07-15-22

Thoroughly enjoyed this book🖤

Loved everything about this book. This mystery is killer (pun intended). The story within the story & all of the intricate webs Alessandra has spun definitely puts The Good Lie on my top 10 thriller list🖤

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  • Clairerio
  • 08-17-21

Great twists

Narrator was very good, story was believable and I didn't guess the twists which is rare for me!

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  • Micky - bookphenomena
  • 08-03-21

Disappointing

I really couldn't stand this plot. I normally love AR Torre's books but this plot sensationalised really perverse crimes. It didn't feel right.
The characters were annoying, there wasn't one great character to hold onto.
The narration was good however and kept me going till the end.

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  • Ana Castañeda
  • 07-29-21

Lies can destroy and construct

My first audiobook from A R Torre that I devoured in 2 days, Wow!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 10-12-21

Average

I’m not sure why the other name said it was a brilliant stories. Still as he said he wasn’t a book reader. Where as I am so this was disappointing and nothing to write home about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-22

Amazing!

Wow all i can say is wow! Couldnt put it down it was that gripping

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  • Brittany james
  • 02-15-22

What a book!

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was captivating so many twists and turns I did not expect. I would definitely recommend this book to somebody who enjoys a on the edge thriller.

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  • Kawaljit Singh
  • 08-14-21

Captivating

I am not a book person, but recently joined a book club that recommended it. Honestly, it was a book I didn’t want to put down. Amazing and captivating. Im hooked to books now.