Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Review: The Liar by Nora RobertsThe Liar by Nora Roberts
Published by Penguin Books on April 14th 2015
ISBN: 9780399170867
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 501
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher

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 …

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


drey’s thoughts:

I haven’t read a Nora Roberts novel in a long time (except for her J.D. Robb In Death series, which I’ve started listening to on my commute), and thought The Liar would be a good opportunity to reacquaint myself with her storytelling style.

The Plot: A widow finds out her deceased husband is a first-class a-hole, who left her adrift from her family and buried in a mountain of debt. Not only that, he’s left trouble on her trail, and that’s the one thing she can’t forgive him for – putting the life of their daughter in danger. The Liar weaves a compelling tale of betrayal and resolve, with Shelby Foxworth smack dab in the middle of it all. Will she figure out what’s what?

The Characters: Shelby is a plucky, gutsy woman. Sure, she has her moments of weakness and waffling, but overall she’s not to be messed with – she just waited a while before living up to that realization. Her daughter Callie is a treat, and her family is a wonderful collection of people we’d all want for our own.

And Griffin Lott. What a guy. Strong, smart, brave, he’s a hero for any woman. But he’s Shelby’s – if she wants him. I loved the scene where they meet for the first time, you could almost actually see the sizzle-bam of love at first sight. On his part anyway, Shelby was still too worried and sad to think about love.

The Story: The Liar is a story with all the necessary elements: a plot to keep your interest, and characters you like and feel for, wrapped up and delivered with a dose of warm fuzzies and laughter to balance the tension. I have no complaints, and will be burying my TBR pile under more of Nora Roberts’ books…

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Have you read The Liar? What did you think?

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the bestselling author of more than 210 novels with more than 500 million copies of her books in print. Her books regularly debut at the top of all four New York Times fiction bestseller lists (hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, e-book) and she has more than half a million fans on Facebook.

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