Published by Audible Studios, Bookouture on June 16th 2017
Genres: Psychological Thriller
How far would you go to protect your family?
Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children alone, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. Life isn’t easy, but Judi’s family means everything to her and together, they manage.
Then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t sure … there’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up.
Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.
The further Judi delves into Amber’s personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.
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Liar by author K. L. Slater is a gripping psychological thriller that will have you rearranging your schedule and burning dinner unless you are far more disciplined than I am. For me, it was far and away the best of this genre I’ve either read or listened to in a very long time. From the opening chapter which the author aptly entitles “The End”, listeners will be mesmerized by this story of love, hate, obsession, madness, and evil. Ben Jukes is a young widower with two small children. He has a very supportive family who’ve helped him work through his grief to the point where he’s able to enter a relationship with Amber Carr, a rather mysterious woman he meets by accident. Sounds pretty tame, right? Don’t be fooled by the benign language in the book description. You will look into the eyes of pure evil and be unsure of what you’re seeing. Don’t get too comfortable because the author reveals “The End” so quickly. After that chilling chapter, Ms. Slater starts at “The Beginning” and unravels the tightly woven plot with all its twists and turns. The phrase that immediately popped into my head the moment I finished listening was “Well, I never!” I’m sure that will clearly reflect my Southern roots, but it was something my sweet grandmother used to say all the time when she heard something so far outside the realm of her imagination she just couldn’t think of an appropriate response. I guess it’s the old-fashioned equivalent of OMG.
Liar is an electrifying drama and narrator Lucy Price-Lewis gives a stellar performance of all the characters. She’s equally believable as she runs the gamut from sweetness and light to dark and dirty. Your heart will break when she speaks as the children in this convoluted tale.
There are no good guys in Liar unless you want to count the children who are pawns in a devious plan gone terribly awry. Even though their hapless father Ben isn’t a bad guy, he’s a pathetic weakling without whose assistance two women with equally pathological obsessions might have been stopped before “The End” takes place. I highly recommend my thriller addicts carve out some time to listen to this one and, by the way, try not to burn dinner!