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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this irresistible novel from the author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . . 

It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the big city—and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. 

As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours—and shots of tequila—the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn’t be worse—Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can’t seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head. 

Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn’t who he seemed to be? 

The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.

Fiction & Literature
June 2
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

lboveington ,

Slow start, but keep going!

Once I got halfway through, I couldn’t put it down.

Kaliklass ,

Here’s a better story that won’t cost you.

I was shopping in Chanel when I saw my idol in the store as well. We were both by the entrance; when we saw and heard an obsessed fan waving hysterically and screaming, “OMG its Meghan Markle. I want to be you Meghan. I wish upon a star that I was you everyday.” The crazed fan was thankfully dragged by her spilt ends out of sight. Meghan and I shared a good laugh. Later someone told us the fan was Emily Giffin. To which we responded, “Who?”

Gioealy ,

Loved it!!

I love the surprises throughout!! Easy read that kept your attention!👍🏻
I’ve recommended it!

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