Catherine McKenzie’s The Good Liar is another one of those twisty, unreliable narrator yarns that readers cannot seem to get enough of these days. In this case, three different women have enough secrets to fuel the entire Indy 500 race and still have enough left over to get everyone home for dinner.
The catalyst for The Good Liar is a national tragedy that occurs in downtown Chicago. When an office building explodes, the lives of these three women are forever altered.
In the aftermath: Kate has left Chicago and is trying to start a new life in Montreal; Cecily is dealing with becoming a national celebrity against her own wishes; and Franny is mourning the loss of the mother she never knew.
When Cecily and Franny join forces to ensure that victims of the tragedy receive compensation, the door is opened for the lies to be revealed. But just who is lying? Or more accurately, is anyone telling the truth?
Catherine McKenzie packs her plot with twists and turns that will keep most readers up long into the night. The Good Liar is a bit like the best of those suspense shows on Lifetime Television. But unlike those shows, once all is revealed readers will find themselves contemplating all the roles within this story and wondering how they would have reacted in similar situations.
The Good Liar is a quick read and is perfect for that holiday beach time or airplane rides aboard this summer. Structured in a way to slowly reveal the most devastating secrets, Catherine McKenzie is sure to garner more than a few new fans with this latest suspense tale.
Disclaimer: A print galley of this title was provided to BOLO Books by the publisher. No review was promised and the above is an unbiased review of the novel.