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The Good Lie by A.R. Torre

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About the Book- The Good Lie

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

Six teenagers dead. Finally, the killer behind bars. But are the games just beginning?

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.

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The book has a perfect story weave. Each thread leads to something meaningful and intricate part of the plot and that shows in the narration.

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Our Review of The Good Lie

I don’t know where to start with this book. I had taken up the audio version of the book and it had immediately pulled me in. I had expected the book to probably start slow and take a bit of time with its developments. I was wrong though. The book has a good addictive pace to it and that is why I couldn’t let go of the book. The Good Lie has a good story arc and narration technique which keeps it very intriguing and exhilarating. I loved the book and the way the story pieces fell together was perfect for me.

If you love a good thriller, then this is your book. It crawls inside your brain and keeps poking at it, challenging your inhibitions and predictions. That was what I loved about the book. It was like the author mocking me every turn asking “so you think you know everything that will happen? “ and then Wham! the plot deviates and takes on a different road. That is the best kind of thriller. Even when there was a certain plot angle that I could predict, it would still be differently portrayed.

The second half of the ultimate revelations was so amazing that my jaw was on the floor. It is messed up. It is creepy, it is brilliant and beautiful. The book has a perfect story weave. Each thread leads to something meaningful and intricate part of the plot and that shows in the narration. I felt it was a tight script with everything falling in places, the way it should be, and combining everything that happens in a neat little plot.


So, in conclusion, I would say that if you love a good thriller, that is a bit on the dark side, with a little psychological angle and have good twists and turns, The Good Lie is perfect. I don’t know what it says about my reading choices or my brain but I kind of felt the dark and creepy portions of the book, not that creepy. 🤪 Maybe because I have read even more sinister stuff, this one felt comparatively easy to absorb and not that disturbing, But that’s just me, but the book does have some pretty dark stuff and could be a trigger. So a bit of caution before picking this book is recommended. Although I would say that this is a book that would blow your mind.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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