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Lies You Wanted to Hear

A Novel

Thomson, James Whitfield

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lies You Wanted to Hear
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Alone in an empty house, Lucy tries to imagine the lives of her two young children. They have been gone for seven years, and she is tormented by the role she played in that heartbreaking loss. You can hardly see a glimpse of the sexy, edgy woman she used to be. Back then, she was a magnet for men like Matt, who loved her beyond reason, and Griffin, who wouldn't let go but always left her wanting more. Now the lies they told and the choices they made have come tohaunt all three of them. With shattering turns, Lies You Wanted to Hear explores the way good people talk themselves into doing terrible, unthinkable things. What happens when we come to believe our own lies? And what price must we pay for our mistakes? A searing story that will leave you wondering what choices you would make, Lies You Wanted to Hear is a stunning debut.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Landmark,, [2013]
ISBN: 1402284284
9781402284281
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 21 cm

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“What causes a person to make bad choices, and to remain on a path so disastrous it could destroy a family? Thomson’s first novel raises these questions and explores the course of a failed marriage. The story is bitter and painful, but you’ll want to stick with it for the surprising turn that mak... Read More »


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Nov 26, 2013
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A story of a couple - how they came together, how they were torn apart and the ill fated consequences of their actions. Both the story and the characters were lacking depth but it still managed to be a pretty enjoyable book and kept you wondering how it would all turn out.

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