Lies That Bind Usby Published 01 Jun 2018
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From a prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sun…
Jan needs this. She’s flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretend—for a little while—that she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be among them, but even he doesn’t know the secrets she keeps hidden behind a veil of lies. None of them really know her, and that’s only part of the problem.
Then again, how well does she know them?
When Jan awakens in utter darkness, chained to a wall, a manacle around her wrist, her echoing screams only give her a sense of how small her cell is. As she desperately tries to reconstruct what happened and determine who is holding her prisoner, dread covers despair like a hand clamped over her mouth. Because, like the Minotaur in the labyrinth in Greek myth, her captor will be coming back for her, and all the lies will catch up to her…
Lies That Bind Us Reviews
I chose this book as my May kindle first read book. It sounded interesting but I found it weird and boring. I gave it 2/5 stars because the twists were actually pretty good and I just thought it was going to end with Jan saying it was all a lie, so that was a plus that it didn't end that way.
Really great thriller - creepy, suspenseful and a satisfying ending. I didn't like the protagonist until almost the end of the book and at first I thought I wouldn't like the book, but I got sucked into the story and wanting to know what happened. Glad I kept reading.
I never do read a book straight through but rather just add it to bedtime reading for a few weeks until I finish. This book was different, I barely put this one down and finished it in 2 1/2 days. Great story, wonderful imagery. I felt that I was on vacation in Greece with them and I also felt their horror.
Tedious, superfluous, terrible characters
Really couldn’t stand this book. Disliked even the main character, in addition to all the characters. The story was just so overdone, the ending completely ridiculous and unbelievable. I wanted to put it down a hundred times and I should have.
I ordered this book as my Kindle First book for May. The synopsis seemed interesting and I enjoy mystery/suspense stories, so I thought it would be a fun read. Other reviewers have found that the book was heavy on Greek mythology, but I found the mythology throughout the book interesting and not overwhelming to the rest of the book. The overall story, while formulaic for mystery and psychological suspense books, had parts that were different and made this book "hold its own." I finished the book feeling as if the ending was good and not totally expected. The story takes some time to bring the "suspense" portion to the front, but the story doesn't lag to the point where I wanted to stop reading. Readers who enjoy suspense/psychological thrillers will find this book interesting.