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Lies

St. Martin's. Sept. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781250182265. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250182289. THRILLER
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Joe Lynch is a mild-mannered high school teacher, father, and husband living an average life. Then during an evening commute, he makes an innocent move that irrevocably alters his family. Joe's attempt to surprise his wife when his small son spots her in traffic leads him to a hotel where she is with her best friend's husband, Ben. An altercation ensues between the two men and Ben is accidentally knocked unconscious. Soon afterward, Ben is listed as a missing person and Joe becomes the prime suspect. Joe receives cryptic threats via texts and social media that promise to ruin him. As deceits within Joe's marriage escalate, he grapples with mounting criminal evidence pointing directly at him. Obsessing over locating Ben and exonerating himself, he struggles to distinguish the truth from lies before his life spirals completely out of control.
VERDICT In a tensely woven eight-day cat-and-mouse chase, Logan's debut races readers through a fast-moving joyride of nerve-wracking suspense and intrigue that will challenge and surprise even the most devout enthusiasts of psychological thrillers. [See Prepub Alert, 3/26/18.]

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