Book Review | The Liar by Nora Roberts

Hey everyone,

How are you? Last week was awful for me, things happened at work and it kept piling up with more stuff. I have always believed that any day can be a good day whatever the circumstances but that day specifically, I wish that someone could have just run it over with their car or a sledgehammer because it was awful.

On a lighter note, I WENT AND SAW AVENGERS INFINITY WAR!! Oh, my goodness, it was amazing and I want to watch it again and again. My dad said this to me once when we went to see The Last Jedi at before Christmas, that he could barely understand what was said in the movie and after seeing Avengers I have to agree, some of the dialogue in the movie I couldn’t tell what was being said. But it was still amazing, I also grabbed some posters of the movie and I was told that they are getting the full larger poster next week, so I will definitely be getting it.

On to the review…

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The Liar by Nora Roberts

When her husband Richerd is killed in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But she soon learns a horrible truth – Richard was a conman and a cheat, and their life together was a lie.

Returning home to Tennessee, Shelby discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the form of handsome carpenter Griffin Lott.

But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town, And when a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard’s shady business, Shelby realises she is still not safe from his lies …

Published: 2014
Published Edition: May 2016
Publishers: Piatus
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 564

Format of reading: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Review

You are introduced to a character who has a daughter but is also mourning the death of her husband but also coming to the realisation that her husband was a liar. He owed so much money to people that she couldn’t believe the man that she trusted and loved could do this. I was proud of her to make the decision to go back home and realise what that man really was like. He never loved her, he used her. it’s a type of a man controlling his wife just for the sake of his selfishness.

I found the book to focus more on Griffin and Shelby’s romantic relationship but also Shelby’s fight back into herself. She lost a lot of herself because of what Richard shaped her to be and during the book she was able to bring back her older self by going back into singing and to college but still have time for her family and daughter. Speaking of a daughter, I kept noticing that her daughter was always left with family members and not being around Shelby but I also found her daughter to be ridiculously annoying it might be me but I kept imaging an annoying toddler who could not stop talking.

I felt that the book was very predictable, I think it is because I have read too many Nora Roberts books already and I have figured her way of writing. I enjoyed the book, I enjoyed the family, Shelby and Griffin but the end of the book was soo predictable. I was not surprised about it.

I enjoy Nora Roberts books, they do a good job in balancing suspense in romance because I find romance to be too lovey-dovey and suspense to be a bit dark. So I enjoy the balance between the genres in her books.

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