Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason

Monday's LieMonday's Lie by Jamie Mason
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I would like to thank Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via Net Galley for my copy.


This was a book that took me a while to 'get into' but once I did, I find time flew along fast.

Dee [to me] was a bit OCD she liked to name things by days of the week, what happened on a Monday, Tuesday etc, she lived her life by this rule.
Its about her memories and her future.

Annette, her Mother was part of the CIA and used to play many spy games. One minute they would be doing algebra or reading a book the next.......spy connecting games.

Her brother ended up a cop!

Dee wants nothing but a quiet, normal life, picket fence, roses around the garden, 2.4 children and a happy married life. She thought she got that, alas, things start going wrong.

She thinks that her husband is wanting her dead.

Her Mother has left her a packet full of money, does he want to get his hands on it?

A blue sedan starts trailing her, things start happening, she gets texts that is worrying.

There are some quirky one liners in this book though which will make you laugh out loud.

I give this a 3.07 star as it took me ages to get into this, not sure if it was the book or me! But at the end, it all came together.



From the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (The New York Times) debut novel Three Graves Full comes a new thriller about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband isn't what she thought he was.

Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she’s starting to believe that her husband has his eye on a new life...a life without her, one way or another.

Haunted by memories of her late mother Annette, a former covert operations asset, Dee reaches back into her childhood to resurrect her mother’s lessons and the “spy games” they played together, in which Dee learned memory tricks and, most importantly, how and when to lie. But just as she begins determining the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money and her own husband seems to know more about it than Dee does. Now, before it’s too late, she must investigate her suspicions and untangle conspiracy from coincidence, using her mother’s advice to steer her through the blind spots. The trick, in the end, will be in deciding if a “normal life” is really what she wants at all.

With pulse-pounding prose and atmospheric settings, Monday’s Lie is a thriller that delivers more of the “Hitchcockian menace” (Peter Straub) that made Three Graves Full a critical hit. For fans of the Coen brothers or Gillian Flynn, this is a book you won’t want to miss.
 







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