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Publisher Description

In a “sexy, suspenseful read,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers “a slow-burning fuse of a plot that ultimately explodes in a nail-biting conclusion.”*
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions…
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.
Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning...
*Booklist (starred review)

April 14
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

Tilly's Mom ,

The Liar ...

The beginning of " The Liar" has a bit of a slow start, Shelby the main character Is picking up the piecesa of her life after her husband's sudden death and some shocking revelations that come to light as Shelby works to settle her husband's estate. I found the beginning of the book a little boring, but when Shelby moves back to her hometown The Ridge and begins to connect with her friends and family, the book comes to life with rich descriptions of the setting and supporting characters and an exciting love interest. As Shelby finally begins to put the pieces of her broken life back together, trouble comes back into her life in the form of some suspicious visitors in The Ridge. Suddenly accidents, murders and break Ins start happening In the Ridge and every thing that happens is somehow connected to Shelby, her dead husband and the suspicious strangers. This is when the plot of the book really takes off and I couldn't put It down. The book doesn't disappoint with this story line until the end, the conclusion of the big mystery felt a little rushed and flat In my opinion. It was like this huge build up to an event that was over in a few short pages. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery or a romance, it's worth a read but like I said there are a few things that could of been improved upon. 3 stars

abcdtukvs ,


I love Nora Roberts but this is probably my least favourite book of hers. It’s long and drawn out with a lot of useless tidbits.

Olivia_101 ,

Good book

The story itself was good but the southern voices , particularly the little girl , were very annoying!

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