When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of Cecily, Kate and Franny are forever altered. Fast forward one year to find Cecily still in mourning, Kate hoping that her past won’t catch up with her, and Franny searching for her birth mother.
The opening lines of this book grabbed me and I was hooked immediately. However, the power of those opening lines didn’t hold for the entirety of the story. I could feel this build up, this growing throughout the book like there was going to be something big. However, I don’t think it flourished and blossomed completely.
The characters are well written and developed nicely. Each of their lives has this underlying feeling of secrecy that you are eager to see come out. McKenzie really captures the mystery/suspense element. BUT! While the ending satisfied all points of the story, it did open another bucket of worms I wanted explored, but there was no more.
In the end, I’m glad I read this book and I would probably read it again. There was just something missing that I can’t quite put my finger on.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Title: The Good Liar
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Release Date: April 3, 2018