The Last Lie Told

Thomas & Mercer: Amazon. (Finley O’Sullivan, Bk. 1). Aug. 2022. 316p. ISBN 9781542035439. pap. $15.95. M
Charlie Holmes, in a Tennessee prison for murder, recants his confession, saying he didn’t kill Lance Legard of Nashville’s Legard Records. He confessed five years earlier, but now he insists he was covering up for his girlfriend at the time—Legard’s daughter, Sophia. Sophia asks Jack Finnegan to represent her identical twin daughters. But it’s Finley O’Sullivan, a former district attorney, who is caught up in the messy investigation. After Finley’s husband was murdered, and she went through months of therapy, she had a breakdown in court, and was suspended for a year. She’s still uncovering the secrets behind her husband’s death, but now she’s an investigator for Finnegan. As Finley digs into the background of the Legards, as well as Holmes’s story, she finds nothing but lies. The charismatic Holmes sends Finley frequent messages through his devoted followers, but his hints only reveal part of the mystery.
VERDICT The author of numerous series, including “Devlin and Falco,” launches a new one that leaves threads unresolved. Though it’s confusing at times, Webb’s fans will still want to read it.
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