With each book Paula writes, she keeps getting better. I really enjoyed the hook in last year’s The Drowning Girls. But with Here We Lie, I couldn’t stop reading this timely novel.
As the book starts off, we have one woman attending the press conference of another. So as not to give the story away, Paula then moves back in time to the childhood home of Megan, a high school student in Kansas trying to deal with the soon-to-be loss of her father. Then we meet Lauren, the youngest from a well-to-do family in Connecticut. All the reader knows is something happened 14 years ago that changed everything.
Most of this book takes place while the girls are away at college. Since their college years coincided with mine, I really related to the circumstances and experiences. Bits of the story reminded me of Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore and Forks, Knives and Spoons by Leah DeCesare.
I love an author who can make me feel for the characters on page 1 and Paula did that here. I was emotionally invested in the story and its outcome that I was plowing through 100 pages at a time. If you’re intrigued by stories with female friendships, especially those with an underlying mystery, be sure to pick this one up.
My thanks to the author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Paula Treick DeBoard lives with her husband Will and their four-legged brood in Modesto, CA. She received a BA in English from Dordt College, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a practical education from countless students in her English classes over the years. She is the author of The Mourning Hours, The Fragile World and The Drowning Girls.
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