From a prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sunJan needs this. Shes flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretendfor a little whilethat she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be among them, but even he doesnt know the secrets she keeps hidden behind a veil of lies. None of them really know her, and thats only part of the problem.Then again, how well does she know them?When Jan awakens in utter darkness, chained to a wall, a manacle around her wrist, her echoing screams only give her a sense of how small her cell is. As she desperately tries to reconstruct what happened and determine who is holding her prisoner, dread covers despair like a hand clamped over her mouth. Because, like the Minotaur in the labyrinth in Greek myth, her captor will be coming back for her, and all the lies will catch up to her...
|Title||:||Lies That Bind Us|
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Lies That Bind Us Reviews
This book was a thriller in every sense. It is a reunion of 3 couples who met for the first time 5 years ago and hit it off. So, one of the couples takes the initiative to have a reunion in Greece but not in a hotel as last time but in a spooky and isolated mansion. There is lots of intrigue and facial impressions and one couple had broken up during the absent period and a single woman who was friends with the lead couple is there but it isn’t clear why. She doesn’t know any of the others except ...more
I ordered this book as my Kindle First book for May. The synopsis seemed interesting and I enjoy mystery/suspense stories, so I thought it would be a fun read. Other reviewers have found that the book was heavy on Greek mythology, but I found the mythology throughout the book interesting and not overwhelming to the rest of the book. The overall story, while formulaic for mystery and psychological suspense books, had parts that were different and made this book "hold its own." I finished the book ...more
My Kindle First Read choice for May- it is listed as Suspense, but I think it's more of a psychological thriller. The story took a totally different turn than I was expecting, very good read- entertaining.
This book is one of Amazon First’s selection which I chose without any expectation as these offerings vary hugely. I enjoyed most of this and initially gave it 4 stars as I liked the setting of Crete and found the use of Greek mythology especially the Minotaur very interesting. I could picture the characters although most were not very likeable. The reason I downgraded the book to 3 stars was on reflection I felt the ending was too far fetched and I felt it spoilt what was basically a good story ...more
Slow and predictable story
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I chose this book for the Kindle First read, but it wasn’t this. The story is told in two perspectives - present and past. Present is about Jan trying to escape a labyrinth, past is Jan telling the story of how she ended up on Crete for vacation.
The past chapters are long and monotonous, the present chapters have no sense of urgency even though Jan is clearly trapped. None of the characters have any redeeming qualities to the poin ...more
I’m going to be brief here, because this tale is not worth a lengthy exposition. As another reviewer pointed out, the decision to remove the sample pages feature most assuredly increases the chances of finding oneself staring in dismay at a literary pig in a poke. Such is the case here, for me.
The first chapter is overwrought and overwritten, full of italics and angst, and failed to show me the alleged panic and terror this woman—we assume she is a female—feels chained in a cell in the dark. And ...more
I have to admit, the first two chapters had me wondering if I should have picked a different book for My Kindle first read for May. I was tired the night I started reading this or I may have put it aside and chosen something else to read. Instead, I pushed forward and the more I read the more I wanted to read. There were times I felt the chapters were a bit too short, but as I read on it became apparent why the author divided them the way he did. Overall, it was an easy read and glad I pushed fo ...more