April 18, 2023

Simply Lies

"Trust people not based on anything neatly reasoned, but on your gut." ~ pg. 307

Mickey is a former detective now single mother working from home hunting down hidden assets. Most of her assignments are via phone so she doesn't question when a colleague named Arlene requests inventory of a vacant home. What she finds is a murder victim, a man with mob ties who used to be in Witness Protection. What's worse is there is no employee named Arlene who gave the tip. Now Mickey has to prove she was set up. 

Cat and Mouse game at its finest! Although most of the interaction is via phone conversations, there are still tense moments and lots of details including alias names that were somewhat hard to keep up with. This is a novel you have to pay attention to keep it flowing. It makes the story all the more intriguing.

"It was a perfect vision of peace and security in an imperfect and often violent world." ~ pg. 51

David Baldacci has a bestseller with this one. It is evident the author started writing stories as a child and better with time. Simply Lies kept me thinking ahead. And just when I thought it was obvious, there was way more to the story. Such a well paced novel that you can read in a few sittings. This is my kind of thriller!

Happy Pub Day, David Baldacci! Simply Lies is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Simply Lies
Author: David Baldacci
Published: April 2023
Pages: 389
Edition: Galley
Genre: Psych Thriller
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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